Jaguar built a unique 34-year-old XJ for the drummer Iron MaidenMarch 7, 2018
At the Geneva Motor Show, the premiere of the Jaguar XJ, which was built by Jaguar Classic for the drummer of the Iron Maiden group, Niko McBrane, was held. The car, which became part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the model, received original stylistic decisions and a “musical” name – the Greatest Hits.
Restomod built on the basis of model XJ6 of the sample of 1984. The modification of the body, cabin, power plant and suspension took 3500 hours, and 4000 new parts and components.
In particular, Jaguar received a new front and rear bumper, wings, thresholds, adjustable suspension, LED lights, door handles and side mirrors from the XJ Series II, seats with a new profile, a modern multimedia system with a touchscreen display and a new air conditioner. At the same time for the car, they kept the original statuette on the hood and the ignition key.
The interior trim of the sedan uses red leather, black Alcantara and plane wood veneer, from which drums are also made. The rotary controls on the center panel are made of aluminum in the style of the handles of guitar amps.
Under the hood of the Jaguar XJ is a 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine with carburetors from the E-Type. The output of the motor is not reported.
The division of Jaguar Classic, which is engaged in the restoration and construction of “classic” models, has repeatedly brought to life the legendary machines. So, in 2014 the manufacturer revived the E-Type Lightweight coupe, and in 2016 – XKSS. Now the company intends to resume the small-scale production of the D-Type sports car. A total of 25 cars will be produced, which will be completely identical to the cars of the 1950s.
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