Part 2 – A question of style
In October 1973, senior Jaguar personnel presented the first complete XJ40 styling prototype to BLMC’s Lord Stokes and John Barber. 914 more words
Part one – A new Jag generation: The story of XJ40 is in many ways as protracted and arduous as the car’s fourteen year gestation. In this first part, we examine the landscape within Jaguar in the early 1970′s as the initial concept coalesced and the first styling ideas took form.
With XJ40, Jaguar came within a whisker of glory, before cruel fate’s intervention. But how much of a failed feline was it really?
In this series, we’ll examine the car’s lengthy and torturous gestation, the circumstances surrounding its development and its ongoing significance to the wider Jaguar narrative…