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50 years of the Jaguar XJ

Autocar Logo By Richard Dredge of Autocar | Slide 1 of 41: Unveiled at the Earls Court motor show in London on 16 October 1968 - but seen in the pages of Autocar the previous month - the Jaguar XJ consolidated Jaguar's confusing product range, replacing the S-Type, 420, Mark 10 and 420G, although the latter soldiered on until 1970. To mark its 50th birthday, Jaguar brought a convoy of classic models to the recent Paris motor show. Here we look at all of the XJ iterations produced over the last half a century – both official and unofficial:

It was the car that revolutionised the luxury car market with its relative affordability, sleek design and V12 power.

Unveiled at the Earls Court motor show in London on 16 October 1968 - but seen in the pages of Autocar the previous month - the Jaguar XJ consolidated Jaguar's confusing product range, replacing the S-Type, 420, Mark 10 and 420G, although the latter soldiered on until 1970.

To mark its 50th birthday, Jaguar brought a convoy of classic models to the recent Paris motor show. Here we look at all of the XJ iterations produced over the last half a century – both official and unofficial

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