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Jaguar's heritage gets a new showcase

JAGUAR is to build a new museum and headquarters building for the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust at its Browns Lane plant in Coventry. The new museum will display the JDHT's collection of historic Jaguar, Daimler and Lanchester vehicles and provide storage facilities for archives and artefacts.

Allen Lloyd, a Midlands businessman who founded the Lloyds Chemist chain and is the owner of one of the largest individual collections of historic Jaguars, will become president of the Trust. Lloyd's collection of cars is being gifted to the Trust, joining the existing collection of 110 historic vehicles .

The Trust's management is to be strengthened with the appointment of Howard Davies - previously manager of Jaguar's XJ220 programme - as general manager. He will head an expanded staff of four vehicle and archive specialists and have overall responsibility for the Trust's vehicle, archive and commercial management activities.

The new museum and HQ for the JDHT will be constructed alongside Jaguar's headquarters offices at Browns Lane and, subject to planning approval, is due for completion in September 1998.

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