Aiming to expand its classic dealer network, Jaguar and Land Rover has recently inaugurated a Classic Center in Essen, Germany. Same with its site, which was created in England last year, this new facility will serve as a place to repair and sell vintage vehicles from the lineups of the two companies.

In addition, Jaguar Land Rover has created an online "Works Legends" list of its Classic inventory. Currently, the facility only showcases vehicles offered by the UK dealer, so there is limited selection. However, customers can find some rarities, including three Jaguar XJ220s, a Defender 6x6, and a Land Rover Series I fire truck.

During the announcement of the facility's opening, it was mentioned that Pre-owned Works Legends are specially chosen examples of classic Jaguars and Land Rovers, which range from usable daily drivers to exceptional Concours-standard show cars or rare vehicles with historical significance. All cars in stock are required to pass a 125-point health check and come with a 12-month warranty backed by the manufacturer.

Similar to programs from Fiat-Chrysler and Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover is ensuring that its older vehicles will be given the proper care and maintenance they deserve. The German facility will be used to manufacture and repair vintage car parts.

Among the services offered at the site range from simple inspections to full engine tear-down and rebuilds. Moreover, Classic Works is offering storage options for customer vehicles including regular maintenance.

Speaking about the new facility, Tim Hannig, the director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said that Germany is the logical first step for Jaguar Land Rover Classic's global expansion given that it is the most mature classic car market in Europe. He noted that this new facility provides them with an outstanding platform to cater to the demands of classic Jaguar and Land Rover owners on the continent.

As per Hannig's statement, Germany is just the beginning of Classic Works' operation. In the following years, dealers are anticipated to open up across Europe and beyond. 

 

 

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