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Jaguar XJ40, XJ6, XJ8 and XJR: books - history

A book on the Jaguar XJ40, XJ6, XJ8 or XJR? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Jaguar passenger cars.

You & Your Jaguar XJ40 - Buying, enjoying, maintaining, modifying

The XJ40, mainstay of Jaguar production from 1986 to 1994, was the last saloon in which Sir William Lyons had any styling involvement. It broke new ground with its technological sophistication and, despite electronic and body problems, was the saloon which reintroduced the marque to a younger buying public.

Today the XJ40 - more reliable than previous models and economic to buy and run - is an important 'entry level' model for first-time Jaguar buyers and has a large following.
This all-colour book takes a look at the development and evolution of the XJ40, and covers buying, owning, running and caring for the vehicle. An invaluable guide for all Jaguar owners and enthusiasts.

Author:Nigel Thorley
Specs:160 pages, 26.5 x 21 x 1.3 cm / 10.4 x 8.25 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2002)
EAN:9781859608623
Book: You & Your Jaguar XJ40 - Buying, enjoying, maintaining, modifying

You & Your Jaguar XJ40 - Buying, enjoying, maintaining, modifying

Language: English

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Jaguar XJ40 - All Models (1986-1994) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

The Jaguar XJ40 had a long development history and underwent sophisticated and thorough testing on several continents. Featuring an array of high-tech features such as a digital dashboard, it drove superbly and won the UK's prestigious 'Car of the Year' award.
Most early cars have gone to the crusher by now, and those that remain are be of variable quality. Even the last XJ40s are now 20 years old and can suffer terminal decline. For the careful buyer, however, they represent true bargain luxury cars, provided you buy a good example.

This book will help you pick a sound car and avoid the depressing experience of buying a superficially pretty XJ40, which turns out to have serious problems through neglect or wear. It takes you step by step through your initial viewing and a more detailed inspection, where each aspect of the car is given an objective numerical score reflecting its condition, with the total overall score supporting your decision to buy or walk away. There is no safer way to avoid buying a bad car short of paying for a professional evaluation.

Author:Peter Crespin
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:100 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2009)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
EAN:9781845841928
Book: Jaguar XJ40 - All Models (1986-1994) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Jaguar XJ40 - All Models (1986-1994)

Language: English

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Jaguar / Daimler XJ - All models including Vandenplas (1994-2003) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

The fabulous, modern, big Jaguars still attract admiration, but you need to know how to buy the best. This highly-illustrated book gives all the practical advice you could wish for when considering a purchase. What to look for, what to avoid, and whether the car is likely to suit your needs, plus relative values and the best places to buy.
The X300 was the first serious model development in collaboration with Ford and the cars benefited in quality terms as a result. Problems do exist, however, especially with the X308 models which followed in 1997. Though they are excellent value today, it is still important to buy the right car if expensive problems are to be avoided.

This handy book will help you decide which car to consider, and having chosen your model it will help pick a sound car from amongst those you locate and inspect. High mileage need not be a deterrent, but you need to avoid neglected cars and know exactly what to look for.

Giving you have the insight and expertise to select the best example within your budget, the book has a dedicated evaluation section in which each aspect of the vehicles is given an objective numerical score reflecting the car's condition.
The points are added up to give an overall score supporting a decision to buy or leave. There is no safer way to avoid buying a bad car short of paying for a professional evaluation. In helping you choose the right car this book will surely pay for itself.

Author:Peter Crespin
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 x 1.6 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:105 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
EAN:9781787116573
Book: Jaguar / Daimler XJ - All models including Vandenplas (1994-2003) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Jaguar / Daimler XJ - All models including Vandenplas (1994-2003)

Language: English

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Jaguar / Daimler XJ (1994-2003) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

The X300 marked Jaguar's first significant collaboration with Ford, resulting in improved quality. However, issues arose with the subsequent X308 models from 1997.
While these cars offer excellent value today, it's crucial to choose wisely to avoid costly problems.

This book guides you in selecting the right model and assists in identifying a well-maintained car during inspection. While high mileage isn't necessarily a red flag, it's essential to steer clear of neglected vehicles and know what to look for.
The book provides insights and expertise to help you choose the best option within your budget. Each aspect of the vehicle receives an objective numerical score, aiding in evaluating its condition. These scores are totaled to support your decision to purchase or pass. This method offers a secure way to avoid purchasing a lemon, short of a professional evaluation.
Ultimately, investing in this book can save you money in the long run.

Author:Peter Crespin
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 x 0.6 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2009)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
EAN:9781845842000
Book: Jaguar / Daimler XJ (1994-2003) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Jaguar / Daimler XJ (1994-2003)

Language: English

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Jaguar XJ6, XJ8 & XJR (2003-2009) - All X-350 models including Daimler - The Essential Buyer's Guide

This is the essential guide to all Jaguar XJ models from 2003 to 2009. An important read for any potential owner, but also a constant reference guide to keep with you when viewing a car. It will help you identify the model that suits you, what to look for when inspecting a car, and will provide you with all the necessary procedures to ensure the car is actually what it appears to be.

It will identify some of the pitfalls to avoid, help you decide on exactly how to buy - from a dealer, private sale, or auction - and how to get the best possible car for your money. The X350s are the last with what many would call 'traditional Jaguar' styling, yet they embody many technological advances. Therefore it is even more important to study the subject closely and inspect cars thoroughly before purchase.
This book is the perfect pocket guide for that purpose.

Author:Nigel Thorley
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 x 0.9 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:107 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
EAN:9781787116535
Book: Jaguar XJ6, XJ8 & XJR (2003-2009) - All X-350 models including Daimler - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Jaguar XJ6, XJ8 & XJR (2003-2009) - All X-350 models including Daimler

Language: English

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