Actually owned by Ford at the time. Brits speaks of this period in hushed tones typically reserved for conversations about the War.
 Elegant, sophisticated, and svelte, the X308 looks like a timeless British beauty. No orthodontia required.
 The Gentleman Motorists assumes that they splurged for the supercharged V8. Even still, the straight six and base V8s provided adequate power.
 If one is a true connoisseur, the one would acquire the supercharged V8 Vanden Plas. Jaguar only made something like 250 of these powerful saloons so they are not easy to find.
 Note that the Prime Minister prefers the bullet-proof Sentinel version. But that is a bit much for the average Leaper devotee.
 The Gentleman Motorist discourages you from playing “Lucky Star” in your XJ. On second thought, like the X308, Madonna is an older American pretending to British. So proceed with caution.
Photo(s) from Wikipedia.