The Jaguar XJ is a luxury sedan sold under the British Jaguar marque.
The XJ was launched in 1968 and has served as the Jaguar flagship model
for most of its production span which continues through to today. The
original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir
William Lyons, the company's founder,
A 9,378 car production run of two-door XJ coupés with a pillarless
hardtop body called the XJ-C was built between 1975 and 1978. The car
was originally shown at the London Motor Show in October 1973, but due
to endless production difficulties,
this was British Leyland in the 1970s after all, XJ coupés
finally started to emerge from Jaguar show-rooms some two years later.
The coupé was based on the short-wheelbase version of the XJ.
The Dinky was produced from 1978 to 1979, there are not too many of them
around so values stay pretty high.
This Dinky was sourced in July 2020 from a private collection.