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XJ Production Chart 1968-2000

 
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this XJ Production Chart does not include the 2-seater XJ-S, and it does not specify 12-cylinder car production, it includes All Sedan (Saloon) Production with both engines from 1968 through 2000.
Copyright of this chart belongs to Jaguar World Monthly, Kelsey Publishing, and its Editor, Paul Skilleter.



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Is this total, or liek america or england. I didn't realize these cars were so rare if it is total of both countries, because only 23,000 for my car seems really low
 
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those figures are TOTAL Jaguar car production which includes Left Hand Drive AND Right Hand Drive Sedans AND 6 and 12 cylinder cars for all of Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Africa, for the years shown. Jaguar are like Ferrari and Maserati in terms of production numbers, very few are made. Jaguar is a very small company, they don't make millions of cars like Ford or GM. They make 20 thousand cars a year on the average at best, sometimes less, and only 2 or 3 thousand are exported to the USA. That's why when I see one in a junkyard, it's a sad picture. Now you know too.
 
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23,000 in sales for 1 year is pretty average.
 
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This chart is cleary inaccurate!!

Showing the XJ40 starting as early as 1983!! Although 83 was the end of the British Leyland era, and the beginning of the Eagan cars, certianly no XJ40s were produced before 88.

Granted, some changes were made in the production runs of the cars, and sometimes it seems that Jaguar had a reputation for using up old parts that they had sitting around. But look at the differences between the 87 XJ6 and 88 XJ40.

Compare this chart to Thorley's book, or even Jaguar Heritage Trust's numbers.
You'llbe surprised.
 
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you would have to argue that point to the Editor of Jaguar World Monthly magazine, Mr. Paul Skilleter, who did the research from Jaguar Cars' factory records. It does seem odd to me too that 42 XJ-40 were made in 1983, in the middle of the Series 3 XJ-6, and five years before its debut in the USA. Perhaps they were experimental or sample cars, used to research the market or whatever.
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i know it;s long after the last post on here, but I can confirm without any shadow of doubt that the first four XJ40's were completed on 16th September 1983, I have the picture to prove it, here it is Browns lane 1983

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from there 379 cars were built up to 19th May 1986 and were all "pilot build" cars, one of these that I know of survives

cars up to vin 501652 were all built on track six at Browns lane and were all pre launch stock, the UK launch took place in October 1986, although it was the worst kept secret at the time, I went to a J day launch in the July of 1986

Hope this clarifies the situation
 
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Hey Rob,
Thats a great picture. Love how the mechanics in blue, the techies in white and the exec in suits are all intermingled. I bet more than one bottle of bubbly was emptied.

Thanks for the post and clarification.

I am a new 1994 XJ12 owner and am trying to de-bug some of the car's history. It is shrouded in mystery. In this website I post in the XK40 forum. But from what I have gleaned (possibly incorrectly) my car is actually an XJ81.

thanks again

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welcome to the world if XJ81 , which was the factory code for the V12 XJ40's, I do not know the protocol on here, but a good XJ40 specific forum is www.xj40.com, have a look see
 
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maybe im missing something, but what is the link here to figure out the numbers??
 
 
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