Historic Jaguar Convoy Heads to Paris Motor Show

  1. Jeremy
  2. October 8, 2018 9:56 am

Historic Jaguar Convoy Heads to Paris Motor Show

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The line-up will feature all eight generations of XJ produced since 1968. The special collection will be led by the car that started it all, the Series I, and finish with the most recent XJ50 special edition, which was revealed earlier this year. The convoy will also include significant models such as the Series II Coupé and X350 XJR.

Starting at Castle Bromwich, where the luxury saloon is produced, the 839km (521-mile) drive will take in a series of important locations, including Jaguar Classic, Bicester Heritage Centre and the Goodwood and Le Mans race circuits, which have played a significant role in the life of Jaguar and the XJ. Journey’s end for the convoy is the Paris Motor Show, where the Jaguar XJ Series I made its debut in 1968.

“The Jaguar XJ story is one of design, desirability, and performance and over the past 50 years it has become a true giant in the automotive world and it’s only right that we pay homage to it in this special way. When I started at Jaguar, the XJ was already an icon of car design, so to have been part of this story that has been told over half a century has been an absolute privilege,” says Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design.

The cars taking part in this one-off journey:

  • Jaguar XJ Series I: 1968
  • Jaguar XJ Series II: 1973
  • Jaguar XJ Series II Coupé: 1973
  • Jaguar XJ Series III: 1979
  • Jaguar XJ XJ40: 1986
  • Jaguar XJ X300: 1994
  • Jaguar XJ X308: 1997
  • Jaguar XJ X350: 2003
  • Jaguar XJ X351: 2009
  • Jaguar XJR575: 2017
  • Jaguar XJ XJ50: 2018

The celebrations began with the introduction of the XJ50 earlier in 2018. The special edition model includes Autobiography-style front and rear bumpers, purposeful new 20-inch Venom wheels, black front grille and unique badging to the rear and side vents. Inside, the luxury cabin features an embossed leaper on the headrests, an XJ50 logo on the centre armrest, unique intaglio branding and XJ50-badged illuminated treadplates.

For more information on the XJ, visit www.jaguar.com

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