Since the foundation of the JDHT
in 1983, the organisation has allowed unrestricted growth of the collection to over 180 vehicles, many of which are duplicated or do not fit in with its collecting policy.
Mr Maries, who has been involved with JDHT
since 1999, said: "I remember the black and white films in the 1950s which starred people such as Dicky Attenborough, Jaguars were always used by either the good guys or the bad guys.
For some years the custom at Jaguar has been to add the latest model to the JDHT
fleet and, sure enough, an X-type, resplendent in red, arrived this week from the production line at Halewood, near Liverpool.
Curator of Vehicles at JDHT, Tony O'Keefe, claims the renovated E-Types are the jewel in the crown of Jaguar's rich and varied history and represent the very best of the British motor industry.
Over the decades Jaguar - which now keeps all the first and last of its cars off the production line - found out about the car's location and two years ago Mr Kilgannon contacted JDHT about how to go about restoring it.
JDHT came up with a deal whereby Mr Kilgannon would indefinitely loan the heritage trust 77RW in exchange for Jaguar paying for the renovation work.
Below, an advertisement for the last of the E-Types (picture (r) JDHT
) reveals some of the styling ideas for the car Jaguar finally did call the F-Type, above