25 Jaguar XJ Series 1, 2, 3 Classic Car Modified Models, XJ Coupé Restoration

25 Jaguar XJ Series 1, 2, 3 Classic Car Modified Models, XJ Coupé Restoration – Jaguar XJ6 is a series of full-size luxury cars manufactured and sold by the British company. It first hit the market in 1968 and has been the flagship of Jaguar Cars since 1970. Ten models have been made until today, yet only the original one received the input from Sir William Lyons, the founder of Jaguar Cars. The current Jaguar XJ is part of the 2009 models. It is also one of the cars used by the British royal family, as well as for transporting the UK Prime Minister.

Retro Jaguar Cars
Retro Jaguar Cars

Series 1 (1968–1973)

Jaguar XJ6 Series 1
Jaguar XJ6 Series 1
1969 Jaguar XJ
1969 Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ6 Classic Cars
Jaguar XJ6 Classic Cars

The first series of Jaguar XJ Classic was born in 1968. It featured 2.8-litre and 4.2-litre straight-six cylinder versions of the XK engine. Several parts of the assembly were taken from the previous models including the wide Jaguar’s Independent Rear Suspension from Mark X and subframe-mounted independent front suspension from 1955 models. Positive feedbacks such as “good ride quality” and “effective brakes” were just few of many favorable remarks in the preliminary Jaguar XJ review.

See Also: Jaguar Mark 2

Take a look at the following Jaguar Classic pict for a little visualization:

Series 2 (1973–1979)

Jaguar XJ12 V12
Jaguar XJ12 V12

Both standard and long wheelbase models were available in the initial release of Series 2, but Jaguar eventually cancelled the former (announced at 1974 London Motor Show). As a matter of fact, all subsequent saloons/sedans from Jaguar featured extra 4-inches of passenger cabin. Major differences from the predecessor were the raised front bumpers (specifically designed to meet US crash safety regulations), smaller grille, more discreet inlet, and a simplified A/C system to address criticism of Series I.

Series 3 (1979–1992)

Red Jaguar XJ6
Red Jaguar XJ6
1980 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3
1980 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3
1986 Jaguar XJ6
1986 Jaguar XJ6

A major Jaguar XJ restoration happened in 1979 when the company decided to incorporate the design drawn by Pininfarina, an Italian car design firm. Noticeable changes were seen in many parts of the exterior such as thicker rubber bumpers, decorative chrome, one-piece front door glass, and flush door handles.

Modifications Jaguar XJ

Vintage Jaguar XJ6
Vintage Jaguar XJ6
Classic Jaguar XJ6
Classic Jaguar XJ6
80s Jaguar XJ6 Series 3
80s Jaguar XJ6 Series 3

Apart from the Jaguar XJ Series 1, 2, 3 and the coupe versions built between 1975 and 1978, there are quite a lot models from the series in different configurations. And just like every old classic car in existence today, some people incorporate modern technologies into the outdated systems both in engineering and design perspective. Here is a picture of classic Jaguar XJ modified:

old jaguar xj6 car
old jaguar xj6 car
Jaguar XJ6 Interior
Jaguar XJ6 Interior
1991 Jaguar XJ12
1991 Jaguar XJ12
Jaguar XJ6 Restoration
Jaguar XJ6 Restoration
1974 Red Jaguar XJ6
1974 Red Jaguar XJ6
Vintage Jaguar XJ6 interior
Vintage Jaguar XJ6 interior
1972 Jaguar XJ6
1972 Jaguar XJ6
70s Jaguar Classic Cars
70s Jaguar Classic Cars
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign
60s Jaguar XJ6 Cars
60s Jaguar XJ6 Cars
Classic Car Jaguar xj6
Classic Car Jaguar xj6
Jaguar XJ6
Jaguar XJ6
Jaguar XJ6 Pict
Jaguar XJ6 Pict
1974 Jaguar XJ6 Series 2
1974 Jaguar XJ6 Series 2