1900 February 7, London, the birth of John Donald Barclay, affectionately known as ‘Jack’
1922 Barclay & Wyse established, selling Rolls-Royce and Vauxhall motor cars and the term ‘Service after Sale’ was borne
1927 Jack Barclay Ltd established with two showrooms and a service centre in central London Jack wins Inaugural 500 Miles Race at Brooklands in 4½ litre Bentley @ 107.33 mph. At the time the fastest motor race in the world
1945 Jack bought Gurney Nutting & Co Ltd, and the company carried out a major project to get back on the road all the Rolls-Royce & Bentley motor cars that were stored away during the War years
1953 The company moved to the present Berkeley Square showrooms
1967 November, Jack retired and sold business to Dutton-Forshaw
1968 July 9, Jack died following a long illness
1977 Dutton-Forshaw sells Group to Lonrho.
2000 September, acquired by HR Owen Plc. for an undisclosed sum
2005 January, Jack Barclay closes the doors of the Mayfair showroom after 52 years to prepare for major refurbishment works. The showroom re-opened in November following an 11 month, £2 million refurbishment.
2007 Jack Barclay celebrates 80 years in Mayfair.
2008 – Jack Barclay celebrates an iconic motor car with the launch of the Arnage Final Series. This historic car celebrates 10 years of the Arnage, 50 years of its mighty V8 engine and 90 years of the Bentley marque.
2009 – Jack Barclay launches two new additions to the Bentley line up with the introduction of the the Continental Supersports, the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever made and the first showing of the Bentley Mulsanne, a worthy successor to the mighty Arnage’s position as the iconic Bentley motor car.
2010 – Continuing with a tradition of UK firsts, Jack Barclay launches the Continental Supersport Convertible to a select London audience at the famous ‘Night of Luxury’ lifestyle event in Berkeley square.
2011 – Jack Barclay launches the New Continental GT
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