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JAGUAR
XJ Series 1

1968 - 1973
United Kingdom

πŸ—ƒ Full-Size Luxury 5 seats πŸ’Ί

A total of 82,126 JAGUAR XJ Series 1 have been produced on earth in United Kingdom between 1968 and 1973.

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History of the JAGUAR XJ Series 1

The car was introduced in September 1968. Power-assisted steering and leather upholstery were standard on the 2.8 L De Luxe and 4.2 L models. Air conditioning was offered as an optional extra on the 4.2 L Daimler versions, which were launched in October 1969 in a series of television advertisements featuring Sir William. In these advertisements, he referred to the car as "the finest Jaguar ever". An unusual feature inherited from the Mark X and S-Type saloons was the twin fuel tanks, positioned on each side of the boot, and filled using two separately lockable filler caps: one on the top of each wing above the rear wheel arches. Preliminary reviews of the car were favourable, noting the effective brakes and good ride quality. In March 1970 it was announced that the Borg-Warner Model 8 automatic transmission, which the XJ6 had featured since 1968, would be replaced on the 4.2-litre XJ6 with the Borg-Warner Model 12. The new transmission had three different forward positions accessed via the selector lever, which effectively enabled performance oriented drivers to hold lower ratios at higher revs to achieve better acceleration. "Greatly improved shift quality" was also claimed for the new system. Around this time other, minor changes were made as well, such as moving the rear reflectors from beside to below the rear lights; on the interior the chrome gauge bezels were replaced with black ones, to cut down on distracting reflections. In 1972, the option of a long-wheelbase version, providing a 4-inch increase in leg room for passengers on the rear seats, became available. A high performance version called the XJ12 was announced in July 1972, featuring a simplified grille treatment, and powered by a Jaguar's 5.3 L V12 engine coupled to the Borg-Warner Model 12 transmission. At the time it was the only mass-produced 12-cylinder, four-door car in the world and, with a top speed of "around" 225 km/h (140 mph), it was the "fastest full four-seater available in the world". Although it had been the manufacturer's intention from launch that the XJ would use the 12-cylinder engine its installation was nonetheless a tight fit, and providing adequate cooling had been a challenge for Jaguar's engineers. Bonnet louvres such as those fitted on the 12-cylinder E Type were rejected and instead the XJ12 featured a complex "cross-flow" radiator divided into two separated horizontal sections supported with coolant feeder tanks at each end. The engine fan was geared to rotate at 1ΒΌ times the speed of the engine, subject to a limiter which cut in at a fan speed of 1,700 rpm. The fuel system incorporated a relief valve that returned fuel to the tank when pressure in the lines to the carburettors exceeded 1.5 psi, to reduce the risk of vapour locks occurring at the high operating temperatures, while the car's battery had its own thermostatically-controlled cooling fan.

Upgrades & Evolutions during the JAGUAR XJ Series 1 production

πŸ”Έ JAGUAR - XJ Series 1 : 1968 - 1973

πŸ”Έ JAGUAR - XJ Series 2 : 1973 - 1979

πŸ”Έ JAGUAR - XJ Series 3 : 1979 - 1992

πŸ”Ή Produced for each model year :

πŸ”Ή 1968 JAGUAR - XJ Series 1

πŸ”Ή 1969 JAGUAR - XJ Series 1

πŸ”Ή 1970 JAGUAR - XJ Series 1

πŸ”Ή 1971 JAGUAR - XJ Series 1

πŸ”Ή 1972 JAGUAR - XJ Series 1

πŸ”Ή 1973 JAGUAR - XJ Series 1

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The JAGUAR XJ Series 1 has been produced in several configurations

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