Sweet looking Jag limo. I’ve never seen one in person.
Why am I not surprised? 🙂
Would probably run someone over, but no problem because it’s a Jaaaaaaaaaaaaag…
I am more put off by the oversized modern wheels than by the stretch. Jaguar XJ6 had an excellent ride/handling combination in no small part to their Dunlop and later Pirelli P5 tires. These wheels would ruin this car’s best feature.
It is also not a good platform to stretch. They were always narrow with limited headroom and extra length would not help.
Those awful wheeles is the first thing I noticed. It’s worse than the mismatched center window!
That’s a good point–why exactly did they use such a mismatched window? Couldn’t have been that hard to find one that was squared off.
No – it is squared off; that’s the problem. It doesn’t match the angle of the b pillar (two of them in this case). The side panel pressing looks pretty good, though – the character lines match up well. In my opinion, the XJ does not lend itself well to a stretch job. XJL, maybe, but I think the most visually pleasing iteration is the XJC.
Could not resist posting….
Overall it looks pretty good, but that center window just isn’t done right.
Yeah, should have made it a hard top!
It’s just wrong in so many ways.
I saw a Jag XJ stretch limo 15 or 20 years ago. It went this one a bit worse with a pair of tacky landau irons.
A less than nicely done hack job. Somebody didn’t bother trying to make the center match the ends.
How to stretch a Jaaaaaaaaaaaaag E-type:
Johannes D, what a funny clip.Reminds me of Jacques Tati’s film Trafic.
Louis de Funès (he passed away in 1983) was a famous French actor and comedian. He always played a hotheaded and rather stressed guy in his movies…
Lots of car stunts in his movies too, search for “Louis de Funès 2CV” on YouTube for example, and work from there.
Hmm! And on a series 3 as well.
The Series 3 were all on the LWB option, which was a bit of stretch itself with all the increase in the rear door, but this is perhaps a bit too much..
I don’t think there would be much room to move around inside. This reminds me of the Porsche 911 stretch limo that I used to see around the South Bay years ago. Equally tasteless.
The CC effect again! A month ago I saw a stretch XJ6 of this vintage in the Wilmington Pick-a-Part. It was white with a black roof and factory rims, so it wasn’t the same vehicle.
Back in the late 70’s / early 80’s, there was at least one coachbuiler who specialized in stretching first-gen Toyota Cressidas. My question was always “why”?
In the context of the times it made sense. Don’t you remember we were almost out of oil in 1977? And what little gas was left would be several bucks a gallon.
They envisioned a market for a smaller, less thirsty but still well crafted Limo.
I’d rather have this than a stretched Versailles, for example.
As the old saying goes, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
Jeremy Clarkson aprrooooooooooooves.
Not a very attractive stretch IMO
What a beauty! Here’s an S-Type Limo… 🙂
Forgive our sins, St. Henry-the-Ford! It’ s got a Brazilian license.
…and a Daewoo Super Salon/Brougham Limo. Not so bad from basicly a redesigned Opel Rekord-E2 series. 4 cylinder.
Well that’s an odd beast. With factory alloys it might look less tacky, but I don’t know if it’s truly possible to have a tasteful stretch limo.
Must have been an interesting sight in person though!
“but I don’t know if it’s truly possible to have a tasteful stretch limo.”
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