The English car industry has come up with some of the best driver's sedans on earth. Here are some of our favorites.
Some people may think of the Ghost as the Rolls-Royce you buy if you can't afford the Phantom. But in reality, it's nearly as nice to drive, and a lot easier to maneuver in traffic. you can own for under $100,000.
The Brooklands is a perfect representation of class and understated elegance. While the two-door version of the late 2000s was cool, we're partial to the '90s sedan shown here (which, by the way, can be had nowadays).
This limited-production high-output Jaguar was built as a sendoff for the last-gen XF. Featuring a 550-horsepower V-8 and an aggressive rear wing, it certainly stands out. sadly doesn't have the spoiler, but you can own it today.
The Rapide is essentially a stretched version of the Aston Martin DB9 with extra doors stuck on. But unlike some other sports sedans (first-gen Panamera, we're looking at you), Aston's design team managed to make this four-door gorgeous. It's one of the best-looking modern sedans out there, and thanks to a naturally aspirated V-12 under the hood, it sounds great. you can own for the price of a new M3.
Aston's sharp-nosed luxury four-door sports some unusual looks and long overhangs, along with a bundle of questionable British-built electronics. Despite its reputation for unreliability, the original Lagonda has become a full-fledged collector's item.
The original Lagonda and Rapide aren't the only great sedans Aston Martin has built. The Rapide-based Lagonda Taraf deserves a mention as well. It was designed as an ultra-luxury version of the company's four-door, aimed at the Middle Eastern market. Strangely, there's one at Lamborghini Beverly Hills right now.
It may have the profile of a normal XE sedan, but Jaguar's track-ready Project 8 shares virtually no body panels with the normal production car. It's totally bespoke, designed to go as fast around a road course as possible. It currently holds the lap record for production four-doors at the Nurburgring.
We couldn't do this list without a classic Jag. The Mk2 sedan is a great example. It's basically a rolling work of art. is desperately in need of a restoration, and you can own it now.
If you're looking for something a bit classier, you can't go wrong with a Silver Cloud. Even in the year 2019, it's one of the most elegant four-door cars on the road. Show up to any event in this thing, and you'll turn heads. painted in a lovely shade of white.
Many consider the Phantom the most luxurious car you can buy, hands-down. We're inclined to agree. It has every comfort feature you could ever desire, so much more. is listed for a staggering $642,000.
Of course, the Phantom isn't the only big-bodied ultra-luxury sedan you can buy from the UK. There's also the Mulsanne. It's powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-8 with 811 lb.-ft. of torque and a 4500-RPM redline. for sale right now on eBay.
The Lotus Carlton of the early 1990s was a Vauxhall Carlton (also known as the Opel Omega) tuned by Lotus, with an upgraded engine, redesigned suspension, and better brakes. It could keep up with supercars of its time, and used examples now command a healthy premium in the collector market.
The XJR's fantastic looks and wonderful supercharged V-8 powertrain make it a perfect used buy for those willing to gamble on reliability. We'd say it's worth it. painted in a beautiful shade of red, and it's up for bidding now on eBay.