UK's JCB says interested in buying Jaguar


LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - British construction machinery group JCB said on Thursday it was interesting in buying carmaker Jaguar from U.S. owner Ford Motor Co .

A JCB spokeswoman confirmed a report in the Financial Times newspaper which said JCB Chairman Anthony Bamford would only want to buy Jaguar if Ford was prepared to split the carmaker from Land Rover.

Ford's Premier Automotive Group declined to comment.

(Additional reporting by Michael Shields in Frankfurt)



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