Jaguar Land Rover Celebrates 60 Years of Automotive Innovation at the Coronation Festival
11.07.2013

Jaguar Land Rover Celebrates 60 Years of Automotive Innovation at the Coronation Festival

 

Jaguar Land Rover celebrated automotive innovation with a display of royal heritage cars, current models and future concepts at the Coronation Festival, representing the best of British engineering over the last six decades.
 
As the only automotive manufacturer to hold all three Royal Warrants, Jaguar Land Rover showcased the company's world-class capability in developing pioneering products and technologies, with the Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar Prototype taking centre stage in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
 
Jaguar Land Rover also put on display a collection of heritage vehicles. The bespoke line up demonstrated Jaguar Land Rover's 60 years of service to the Royal Family, with each car telling its own unique story. Amongst them was the 1953 Land Rover Royal ceremonial vehicle known as State IV which was part of a fleet which accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on a six month Commonwealth tour soon after the coronation, and a 1955 Jaguar Mark VIIM saloon used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for her private motoring from 1955 until 1973.
 
During the afternoon proceedings Her Majesty The Queen partook in a Royal Tour around the beautiful Buckingham Palace gardens and spent some time on the Jaguar Land Rover pavilion. Whilst visiting, Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover, gave Her Majesty a guided tour of the vehicles and the unique displays created especially for the Coronation Festival, including the Timeline wall explaining Jaguar Land Rover's long relationship with the Royal Family in graphics, photos and film footage.
 
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