The Jaguar XJ is 50 years old, the first XJ was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1968, Jaguar has celebrated this by driving a convoy of 11 models of the XJ from Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich Assembly Plant to the Paris Motor Show.
The XJ is an iconic British car which has seen its design and features change over the last 50 years, have a look at the photos and video below.
Paris has a special significance to the Jaguar XJ. In 1968 the XJ made its debut at the show, with Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons revealing his vision for a saloon car with the handling of an E-type. The luxury model was a revelation with its compelling combination of beauty, poise and performance. Since then, the presentation halls of Paris have played a regular role in the life of the XJ – the XJ ‘X300’ was unveiled at the event in 1994 and the revolutionary XJ ‘X350’, with its lightweight aluminium monocoque made its debut there in 2002.
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