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.
Artist’s mock-up of above.
Full sized prototype at Browns Lane for evaluation.
Full-size mock-up car, with several proposals grafted on the front…
Less chrome laden development of the above.
Pretty much there…
Images supplied by Ian Nicholls
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and watched it steadily grow into AROnline. Is the Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, Classic Car Weekly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, and the the Motoring Independent... Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.