Convoy of Jaguar XJs head to Paris Motor Show to complete 50th celebrations
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A convoy of Jaguar XJs travelled to the Paris Motor Show to mark the 50th anniversary of the brand’s flagship luxury saloon.
The road trip, capping the XJ’s celebrations, started at the
Jaguar factory in Castle Bromwich where a fleet of all eight generations of the
saloon headed to the French capital. The 521 mile journey saw the group visit
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works, Bicester Heritage, Goodwood and Le Mans along
The final destination was the Paris Motor Show, where in
1968 Sir William Lyons revealed to the world his vision for a saloon car – the
Series 1 XJ. And in recent times, the X300 and the lightweight aluminium
monocoque X350 also made their first public debuts on the Jaguar stand in
Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum, said when he started the
XJ was already an icon of design, and to be part of its history is a privilege.
“The XJ story is one of design, desirability and performance
and over the past 50 years it has become a giant in the automotive world and
it’s only right that we pay homage to it in this special way.”
The convoy of XJs also included a Series II Coupé, X300 XJR
and the special edition XJ50 launched earlier this year to commemorate the big,
luxury saloon’s 50th anniversary.