The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is changing its name to Jaguar Heritage and is due to sell 43 cars from the collection at auction.
The reason for the name change is to forge a closer relationship with Jaguar Cars. Mike O’Driscoll, trust chairman and managing director of Jaguar Cars, said: “It is important that we maintain a link to our heritage and the famous vehicles that have gone before, like the C-type and D-type.”
The cars up for sale are mostly duplicates of others in the museum and any money raised from the Bonhams Silverstone Classic auction on July 25 will go towards acquiring more appropriate models. Cars not included in the sale which the museum doesn’t need will be either loaned, donated or sold to other museums.
Meanwhile the Jaguar museum will now be open to the public five days a week and on the last Sunday of every month.