[Staff, 2022-12-12 18:30:00,
For over 50 years, alongside the Range Rover, the Jaguar XJ has forever been a hugely important car that showcases the capability of the British motoring industry. It has been the queen on the chessboard. The meat of the Sunday dinner. The car that showed the world impeccable style, performance, luxury, and value was produced on the British Isles.
The XJ, alongside the highly desirable E-Type and Concorde, is one of the greatest cars Britain has ever made. And here is what every gearhead should know about it.
10/10 When New, It Was British Leyland’s Flagship Car
The XJ was launched in 1968 after Jaguar was brought in with the huge merger that was British Leyland. Alongside cars like the problematic Triumph Stag, Morris Marina, and Austin Allegro, the Jag would be the flagship car of the BL lineup.
It was a step above the Rover V8s and was initially available with the legendary XK straight six engine in 2.8 and 4.2-liter guise. The styling represented an angular shift forward, leaving behind the curvy lines of existing cars such as the MK2 and S-Type.
9/10 The Name Stands For ‘Experimental Jaguar’
It was largely experimental because the car had been in development throughout the entire life of its predecessor, the MK X/420G, since the early sixties. Topping that car, which was one of…
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