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Jaguar XJ-S

The Complete Story

Jaguar XJ-S

Author: James Taylor

Date: 2019-08-27

Publisher: Crowood Press (August 27, 2019)
Language: English
Hardcover: 176 pages
ISBN-10: 1785005839
ISBN-13: 978-1785005831
Item Weight: 1.8 pounds
Dimensions: 8.79 x 0.68 x 10.59 inches

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James Taylor remembers very well the disappointment among his pretrol-head friends when the XJ-S was announced in 1975. It was not a replacement for the legendary E-type; its colours were uninspired; and its interior was drab. All credit, then, to those people at Jaguar who truly believed in the car and, over a period of nearly 20 years, turned the ugly duckling into a swan. From the moment the XJ-S HE arrived in 1981, there seemed to be renewed hope, and from then on, the car went from strength to strength to become the much-admirred grand tourer it always should have been. The book contains a timeline of the key events in the history of the XJ-S and an overview of the evolution of the XJS from the XJ27 prototype. There are Appendices covering identification/serial numbers, UK showroom prices through the years and sales in the US by year.

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