Jaguar is a marque that’s more British than the Brits, with its headquarter in Whitley, Coventry, England. Currently it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indian company Tata Motors Ltd., it is operated as part of the Jaguar Land Rover business. Initially Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before evolving into passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after the Second World War to avoid the unfavorable connotations of the SS initials. Following a merger with the British Motor Corporation in 1968, subsequently subsumed by Leyland, which itself was later nationalized as British Leyland, Jaguar was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984, and became a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index until it was acquired by Ford in 1989. Jaguar has, in recent years, manufactured cars for the Prime Minister, the most recent delivery being of a XJ model on 11 May 2010. The company also holds Royal Warrants from HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Charles. Over the years models were created in various sizes, large limousines and the sporty nifty and utterly elegant Mark II. The XJ range over the years become renowned, appreciated and successful, and roomier with every new model. The highly exclusive Jaguar XJ Coupé was launched in 1973, but was not sold until the 1975 model year, due to problems reducing the noise from the pillar less windows. It was in production until November 1977, with some of the later models being sold as model year 1978. Since May 10 2011 this model XJ-C 4.2 was introduced for sale as a scale model, 1:18, by NeoScale Models at and is for sale at Autopassion in Haarlem.