Sixteen classic cars owned by Jaguar Land Rover have gone on display at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire.

The collection of cars were purchased from Dr James Hull in July as part of a 543-strong fleet worth £100 million.

Dr Hull's collection was the largest privately owned fleet of British classic cars and this loan to the Heritage Motor Centre contains four historically significant Jaguars and 12 other British motor cars.

The quartet of Jaguars are a unique E-type, modified by celebrated Jaguar dealer Coombes of Guildford in the mid-1960s, a 1930s SS 'Airline' saloon, an aluminium-bodied XK 120 OTS and a MK II 3.8.

Several of the classic Jaguars from the wider collection have recently been pressed into active service by Jaguar Heritage and are now being used at the new Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience events.

The display at the Heritage Motor Centre will be the first chance for the public to get a flavour of the rest of the collection which includes a Bentley R-type Continental, a rare Graber-bodied Alvis convertible, an Allard P2 'woodie' estate car and a Mini Traveller.

Curator Stephen Laing said: "These 16 cars not only complement our own outstanding collection of British models but give an insight into one of the most fascinating collections of classic cars in the world."

Derek Weale, director of Jaguar Land Rover Heritage, aded: "We are delighted to present these 16 cars from this exceptional collection to the general public for the very first time."