Petrol head pensioner Barry Moore is Jaguar’s most loyal customer – after buying his 47th car made by the iconic British manufacturer.

The 74-year-old purchased his first Jaguar – a Mark 7 Saloon – over half a century ago in 1960, for a reasonable £475.

Over the next 53 years Mr Moore, from Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, has gone on to spend a staggering half a million pounds on more than 25 different models of the luxury car.

 
Cat lover: Barry Moore, 74 is Jaguar's most loyal customer after purchasing his 47th model, a Jaguar XF3.OD

Cat lover: Barry Moore, 74 is Jaguar’s most loyal customer after purchasing his 47th model, a Jaguar XF3.OD

 
Mr Moore from Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, has travelled all over Europe in his favourite models

Mr Moore from Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, has travelled all over Europe in his favourite models

And last week the retired company director returned to the same dealership he bought his first Jag from to fork out £70,000 for a swanky new F-Type convertible.

The loyal motorist got the keys to his 3-litre, super-charged, 380 break horsepower vehicle on Thursday and says it’s the best one yet.

Amazingly, the car mad OAP has purchased all 47 of his cars from the same local dealership – HA Fox Jaguar in Nottingham.

The most Mr Moore has ever spent in one purchase was £160,000 for two XKR’s – one for him and one for his wife – and at times he has bought up to five Jaguars in just a single year.

 
Loyal: Mr Moore bought all 47 of his cars from the same local dealership

Loyal: Mr Moore bought all 47 of his cars from the same local dealership

 
His and hers: Mr Moore often bought a car for himself and another for his wife

His and hers: Mr Moore often bought a car for himself and another for his wife

 

 
Icon: The motorist calls Jaguar a 'British institution'

Icon: The motorist calls Jaguar a ‘British institution’

 
Despite the many varied models he has owned, Mr Moore says he is unable to pick out a favourite

Despite the many varied models he has owned, Mr Moore says he is unable to pick out a favourite

He said: ‘I have had tried various other cars over the years – I have tried Mercedes, BMW and Audi but have always gone back to Jaguar.

‘They are always a balance between a nice quick car and a good handling car, with quality and traditional interior.

‘I’ve spent £509,000 on them in total – but you only live once and I’ve had a lot of fun in them.

‘It’s hard to choose my favourite over the years.

The latest one I’ve got is one of the best I think – they seem to get better and better.

 
Shared passion: His wife Grace, who died in 2010, also had his love of travel and Jaguars

Shared passion: His wife Grace, who died in 2010, also had his love of travel and Jaguars

 
Glittering: In one year he bought five different cars - all Jaguar

Glittering: In one year he bought five different cars – all Jaguar

 
The one model that he is not so keen on is the XJ Saloon (not pictured)

The one model that he is not so keen on is the XJ Saloon (not pictured)

 
Mark-up: The turquoise E-Type he sold for a £7,000 profit in 1982

Mark-up: The turquoise E-Type he sold for a £7,000 profit in 1982

He added: ‘The XF Saloon was great, and the E Type was brilliant – but I like them all for different reasons.

‘The only one I’m not so keen on is the XJ Saloon, which is driven by the Prime Minister.

‘I always try to buy British, we all know Jaguar have been bought out by an Indian company, but factories still provide plenty of work for British people.

‘It is an iconic British institution.’

Mr Moore has only ever made a profit on one of his cars, a turquoise E Type, which he bought for £3,000 and sold on for £10,000 in 1982.

His love for Jaguar was also shared with his wife Grace, who died in 2010.

 
Scarlet: Mr Moore and his wife enjoyed the 'freedom' of motoring holidays on the Continent

Scarlet: Mr Moore and his wife enjoyed the ‘freedom’ of motoring holidays on the Continent

 
Metal symphony: Jaguars are 'a balance between a nice quick car and a good handling car, with quality and traditional interior,' according to Mr Moore

Metal symphony: Jaguars are ‘a balance between a nice quick car and a good handling car, with quality and traditional interior,’ according to Mr Moore

 
Mr Moore has tried other luxury car manufacturers, but always finds himself coming back to Jaguar

Mr Moore has tried other luxury car manufacturers, but always finds himself coming back to Jaguar

They had a car each and would enjoy travelling around Europe, as far as Germany, France, Spain and the former Yugoslavia.

He added: ‘When you go away in a car, you see such a lot and you can stay in a place as long as you like.

‘In a car you have more freedom. We never had any children so we could go wherever we wanted really.

BARRY’S FULL LIST OF JAGUARS:

Year Model
1960 Mark 7 Saloon SXL831
1963 3.8 E Type 933 FYT
1967 XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 755 DKX
1970 XK150 CONV XYV 16
1972 S Type AVO 518B
1974 E-Type V12
1982 XJ6 4.2
1985 XJS Cabriolet
1987 XJ6 3.6
1988 XJ6 3.6
1989 XJ6 3.6
1990 XJ6 3.2 SOV
1991 XJ6 3.2 SOV
1992 XJS 4.0 Coupe
1993 XJS 4.0 Coupe
1994 XJS 4.0 Coupe
1995 XJ6 4.0
1996 XJ8 3.2 Sport
1997 XJ8 3.2 Sport
1998 XJ8 4.0
1999 XJ8 4.0
2001 S-Type 4.0
2001 XJ8 3.2
2002 X-Type 2.0
2003 X-Type 2.0
2003 XJ 3.0
2004 XK8 Coupe
2004 S-Type 2.5
2005 XK8 4.2S Coupe
2006 XK8 4.2 Coupe
2006 S- Type 2.7D
2007 XK8 Coupe
2008 XF 2.7D Prem/Lux
2008 XK8 Coupe
2009 XK8 4.2 Convertible
2009 XF 3.0D Portfolio
2009 XK8 Coupe Portfolio
2010 XFS 3.0D Portfolio
2010 XJ – 3.0D Port
2011 XF 5.0 Prem/Lux
2011 XKR Convertible
2011 XKR Coupe
2011 XKR Coupe
2011 XF 3.0D Portfolio
2012 XF 3.0D Prem/Lux
2013 XF 3.0DS Prem/Lux
2013 XF 3.0DS Prem/Lux

Grace would go for the more sporty versions, while I would have the more powerful cars.

‘I think I pushed her into it a little bit though. But she definitely did like Jaguars. I made sure of that.’

Tim Bull, sales manager at HA Fox Nottingham, said: ‘I think I’ve sold him 21 cars personally – he is definitely our most loyal customer.

‘Some years he buys two of three – there’s very few people like him out there. Most people would think ‘I bet that’s easy’ – but he drives a hard deal.

‘He certainly knows how to negotiate a price, that’s for sure.’

However, it is not known whether Jaguar offers him a further discount after his decades of staggering loyalty. The F Type sells for between £58,000 to £80,000.

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