XJS Model History - A Rough Guide

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Production Cars 

The Special Cars

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XJ27 - 1965/6

Designed by Malcolm Sayer, this was the first true format of the XJ-S (pre-production name XK-F) was to take. The familiar "Flying Buttresses" were in situ as was the back end, but the rest of the car looked very bleak indeed. Note the chrome bumpers and twin headlights, which would later make an appearance on all models and US bound cars respectively. Power was either by the Daimler 2.5 V8, Jaguar 3.0 V8 or 5.3 V12 engines. We all know which one triumphed (no pun intended).