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Charles H. Hornburg Jr.; Brought Jaguar to U.S.

Charles H. Hornburg Jr., 87, who in 1948 became the first importer of Jaguar automobiles to the United States. The veteran West Los Angeles car dealer had gone to England to meet with Sir William Lyons, founder of the Jaguar Motor Car Co. Their agreement brought Jaguar to this country, where it rose to first in sales of imported cars in 1953 at a time when imports were a small part of the U.S. auto market. Hornburg Jaguar Inc. remains one of the largest Jaguar dealerships in America. On Dec. 9 in Santa Monica of the complications of Alzheimer’s disease.


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