Concepts and prototypes : Jaguar XJ6 Series 2

A mid-1970s update and bumper height regulations meant that Jaguar needed to facelift the front end. Some of these proposals are very interesting indeed…


A new face

Finding ways of accomodating those heightened bumpers was always going to pose challenges.

Finding ways of accomodating those heightened bumpers was always going to pose challenges.

Artist's mock-up of above.

Artist’s mock-up of above.

Full sized prototype at Browns Lane for evaluation.

Full sized prototype at Browns Lane for evaluation.

Full-size mock-up car, with several proposals grafted on the front...

Full-size mock-up car, with several proposals grafted on the front…

Less chrome laden development of the above.

Less chrome laden development of the above.

Pretty much there...

Pretty much there…


Images supplied by Ian Nicholls

Keith Adams

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4 Comments on "Concepts and prototypes : Jaguar XJ6 Series 2"

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  1. Will M says:

    I’m glad they went with the end result, and not the inset-grille lights as they looked a bit too Maxi.

  2. Angus says:

    Looks like the Jag has just swallowed a Mini Clubman whole with the front left poking out!

  3. Jaguarundi says:

    Looks a bit like contemporary 1970s Aston Martins (Vantage, DBS, etc.)

  4. Jemma says:

    I like the third one down actually, not sure why though.

    Number 4 looks like they just slapped on the front end of an Allegro and then decided it was pub-o-clock.

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