XJ-S

The cars : Jaguar XJ-S development history

The cars : Jaguar XJ-S development history

Replacing the legendary E-type was never going to be easy for Jaguar – and radical thinking was going to be needed. Ian Nicholls charts the development of the car that was given the uneasy task, the XJ-S. A brave new direction THEY say that history repeats itself, and Jaguar’s latest product launch had something of […]

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Concepts and prototypes : Daimler XJ-S

Concepts and prototypes : Daimler XJ-S

A brief look at what might have been… FOLLOWING the introduction of the HE version of Jaguar’s V12 engine in the early 1980s, sales of the XJS were riding high, in relative terms at least. This led Jaguar management to wonder whether any extra potential could be wrung from a Daimler version of the car. […]

Concepts and prototypes : Jaguar XJ-S

Concepts and prototypes : Jaguar XJ-S

Replacing the legendary E-type was never going to be easy for Jaguar – and radical thinking was going to be needed. Ian Nicholls charts the development of the car that was given the uneasy task, the XJ-S. Initial thoughts: the XJ21 project Moving on: XJ27

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Auction Watch : The Le Mans Eventer

Auction Watch : The Le Mans Eventer

Keith Adams It’s not often we see a Lynx Eventer – the sublime shooting brake conversion of the Jaguar XJ-S – in the wild, especially on the auction circuit. So when we caught this car, which is coming up for sale at Artcurial’s Le Mans Classic sale in July, on the auction house’s lot list, […]

Railton Fairmile and Claremont

Railton Fairmile and Claremont

The Railton marque, first seen in Britain in the 1930s, was revived in 1989 with a pair of Towns-designed tourers based on the XJ-S convertible. THE new Railton Motor Company, based at Wixford in Warwickshire, was formed in 1989 with the aim of recapturing some of the glamour of the original Anglo-American coachbuilt Railtons, which […]

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The converters : Lynx Eventer

The converters : Lynx Eventer

The handsome Lynx Eventer filled a gap in the market for a top-notch sporting estate, and examples could often be seen at the smarter sporting events. As with the XJS Spyder, many observers felt that the Eventer offered a significant improvement to the lines of the XJS. There was no argument that it offered far […]

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Banham XJSS/FHC

Banham XJSS/FHC

Banham’s reworking of the XJS ranged from providing it with a more conventional roofline to completely rebodying the car… Banham appears to have ceased trading in 2004, although we have yet to find out the full details… To find out more, contact Kit Car magazine. Jaguar XJS fixed-head coupe FROM the day it was first […]

Banham Jaguars

Banham Jaguars

A couple of Banham conversions which closely mirrorred Jaguar’s own open-top offerings… Banham appears to have ceased trading in 2004, although we have yet to find out the full details… To find out more, contact Kit Car magazine. Jaguar XJS cabriolet Jaguar XJS convertible Information and images used with the kind permission of Paul Banham […]

Lynx XJ-S Spider

The XJS Spyder lived up to Lynx’s reputation for top-quality craftsmanship, and a great deal of time and effort was put into ensuring that the hood did not upset the lines of car, whether raised or lowered. In fact, many would say that the car benefitted considerably from the conversion. The hood was made from […]

Car of the month : February 2008

Cruelly overlooked by Jaguar aficionados, the XJ-S was probably the best Grand Tourer you could have for the money during the 1970s and ’80s. However, the time is coming for these magnificent cars, and Richard Bremner has made sure he’s in the pound seats for the renaissance by picking up the best example be could […]

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Car of the year : February 2005

Britain’s best real-world supercar had it all – V12 power and effortless poise. So why did the oil crisis come just when we didn’t need it? We drive Claire Smith’s wonderful XJ-S and find out just what it is that makes these cars so special… Supercar of the Seventies… THE XJ-S was launched in 1975, […]

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Archive : Strikes

Archive : Strikes

THE GUARDIAN A spokesman for Jaguar cars at Coventry, said last night that 2,000 car assembly workers had been told not to report for duty today but to wait for a further announcement. The lay-off , he said, was due to a shortage of car brakes resulting from a strike over pay by 100 men […]

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