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Jaguar XJ (X300/X308)

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With Ford’s money behind it, Jaguar was going places during the early-1990s – and the X300 was a clear indication that Uncle Henry wanted the best for the Leaping Cat, sticking rigidly to marque values… perhaps too rigidly. It might have not looked like much of a leap over the XJ40 it replaced, but it was vastly better made, and more impressive to drive, and saw the company well into the 21st century. Today, it’s gaining recognition as a modern classic, and as such is still something of a bargain, if you can find one that’s been loved.

Here’s all you need to know about it.

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The cars : Jaguar X300/X308

The cars : Jaguar X300/X308

With Ford’s money behind it, Jaguar was going places during the early-1990s – and the X300 was a clear indication that Uncle Henry wanted the best for the Leaping Cat, sticking rigidly to marque values… perhaps too rigidly. Ian Nicholls charts the history of the impressive X300/308 and wonders what might have been… Back to […]

Our Cars : Ian Nicholls’ Jaguar journey

Our Cars : Ian Nicholls’ Jaguar journey

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s resident historian takes time out from his studies of the BMC>MGR archive to tell us about his rather eclectic taste in cars – and his relationship with Browns Lane’s finest…

By 22 November 2016 14 Comments Read More →
History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Four

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Four

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world. Here, in Part Four, he recalls the introduction of the X300-generation XJ6, and how it previewed the next generation of saloons to emerge from the company.

By 27 October 2016 49 Comments Read More →
History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Three

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Three

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world.

Here, in Part Three, he recalls how Ford begins to put right the quality woes in the existing range.

By 16 October 2016 8 Comments Read More →
Engines : Jaguar AJ-V8

Engines : Jaguar AJ-V8

Taking Jaguar forward into the 21st century inevitably meant weaning it off its love affair with the straight-six, and taking the company in a whole new V8-powered direction. The AJ-V8 engine was the result of this radical thinking. Ralph Hosier tells the story of its birth… A change in direction… There was a time when ‘Jaguar’ […]

Our Cars : Meet the Fleet No.4 – Jaguar XJ6 3.2 Sport

Our Cars : Meet the Fleet No.4 – Jaguar XJ6 3.2 Sport

Craig Cheetham Back when I was nowt more than a kid, I promised myself that before I was 30, I’d own a Jaguar. At the time, the XJ40 was the dawn of Jaguar’s brave new world, the company was owned by Ford and I’d fallen deeply in love with my next-door neighbour’s F-reg 3.6-litre Sovereign. […]

Archive : At last – the Jaguar of your dreams

Archive : At last – the Jaguar of your dreams

THE INDEPENDENT Motoring: At last – the Jaguar of your dreams You never quite know what you are getting with a Jaguar. Yes – its body curves sensuously, its interior is wood and leather, its engine is probably a powerful twin-cam six-cylinder. But won’t it go wrong? John Simister was pleasantly surprised. John Simister Jaguar […]

By 1 November 1997 0 Comments Read More →
Archive : The Jaguar XJ6 3.2 in 0-60 seconds

Archive : The Jaguar XJ6 3.2 in 0-60 seconds

THE INDEPENDENT JOHN FORDHAM IF I OPENED my front door right now and found a suitcase containing £30,000 in used twenties smiling seductively up from the step, the moral decision about whether or not to keep it might be a lot harder this week. Why? Because parked at the bottom of the steps is the […]