Following his involvement with Lynx as a client with the family’s collection of Jaguars, John purchased the company from the Official Receivers in 1992.

During the next decade, John re-established the company and developed the Lynx brand, whilst introducing new business practices and engineering processes. Lynx continued its tradition of hand-built sports cars including the Lynx XKSS and Lynx Lightweight E-type, whilst also developing a worldwide reputation for superb one-off engineering projects, award-winning concours restorations and success in international historic motorsport.

Diverse and challenging engineering projects were undertaken including the restoration of the Ecurie Ecosse Race Team Transporter and the conservation of the very original ex-Qvale Jaguar Lightweight E-type. One-off projects included the re-engineering of an Aston Martin Virage and a bespoke twin-turbo Jaguar S-type.

Numerous awards at International Concours and success in historic motorsport had created a company that had grown and diversified from its humble beginnings some forty years before.

In 2009, John accepted an offer for the sale of Lynx. This enabled him to concentrate on providing a more personal service to select clients wishing to benefit directly from his knowledge, contacts and project management skills.

Through Mayston Taylor & Company, John is able to provide a variety of specialist services within the historic car world.

John has also a passion for motorcycles and enjoys riding  Triumph, Ducati and MV Agusta models.



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