Jaguar From The Shop Floor – Foleshill Road and Browns Lane 1949 to 1978

Jaguar from the Shop Floor
Jaguar from the Shop Floor

Connoisseurs of the brand Jaguar can take a virtual step into the life of a marque worker when they read Jaguar from the Shop Floor.

In Jaguar from the Shop Floor, Brian Martin tells the story of his life as a long-time employee at Jaguar, giving a first-hand account of the development and production processes, and the ups and downs of factory life through the eyes of someone who was actually there.

Jaguar from the Shop Floor
Jaguar from the Shop Floor

In this part-autobiographical and part-historical account, the author tells of his childhood in a typical working family of the depression era, and then describes his career from starting at the Jaguar factory in 1949, through a spell doing national service in the RAF and then going back to Jaguar. He left briefly in 1972 to try other jobs, but returned to the factory in the mid-1970s.

The author and book provide a fascinating insight into the Jaguar production process, the book also covers the development of the XK120, Mk V, Mk VII, MK X, the Mark 1 and 2 saloons, the XKSS, E1A, E2A, lightweight E-types, XJ6, XJ12, and XJS.

Jaguar from the shop floor by Brian James Martin

ISBN: 9781787112797
UPC: 6-36847-01279-3

Jaguar from the Shop Floor
Jaguar from the Shop Floor


£30.00 UK, $50.00 USA, $65.00 CAN

Interesting Points Include:

  • A light-hearted view of the from inside the Jaguar company.
  • Many rare and unusual photographs.
  • An unbiased view from personal experience.
  • A personal history of work on the shop floor.
  • Some of the important people who made the company successful
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