Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ Series 1, 2 and 3 (1968–1992)

XJ6 series 1 (1968-1974)

The XJ6 of 1968 was a replacement for both the large Mark X and the Mark II saloons. It was low and sleek and exceptionally well refined. The 4.2 litre engine was essentially the same as the Mark X unit, but a new 2.8 litre engine was also offered. Most XJ6s were fitted with automatic transmission, although a manual gearbox was offered.

Jaguar XJ6
1968 Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XJ6
Jaguar XJ6 series 1

XJ6 series 2 (1974-1979)

It was updated in 1974 as the series 2. Identifiable by the lower grille and higher bumpers. The series III came out in the 1979. The design work was done by Pininfarina. By this time overall build quality was something of an issue. Things improved however, in 1980 and by 1986, when the series came to an end, quality was back at the original high level.

Jaguar XJ6
1974 Jaguar XJ6 series 2

Jaguar XJ6 series 2 interior

XJ6 series 3 (1979-1992)

The car received a facelift in 1979

1979 Jaguar XJ6 series 3

Jaguar XJ6 series 3

1968 Jaguar XJ6
Jaguar XJ6 (4.2 litre)

Straight 6, 4235 cc

245 bhp @ 5500 rpm

3-speed automatic

Unitary construction

Independent front and rear

Girling disc

Top speed
193 km/h

0-96 km/h: 10.1 s


Hillman Imp (1963-1976)

1963 Hillman Imp

Ford Taunus TC2

Ford Taunus TC2 1976-1979

Also known as the Knudsen Taunus

1976 Ford Taunus

Successor: Ford Sierra

Ford Taunus TC

Ford Taunus TC 1970-1975

The TC in the name stands for Taunus/Cortina, as both models were virtually identical.


Fiat 850

Fiat 850 1964-1974

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Fiat 850 – the range

Initially the 850 was available in two versions, the ‘Normal’, with a 34 hp 843 cc engine, and a ‘Super’ with a slighly higher spec.

Fiat 850 Coupé

Fiat 850 Coupé and Spider

Fiat 500 Nuova

Fiat 500 Nuova 1957-1975

Fiat 500
Fiat 500 D

Popular to this very day. Great for a day out in the country: four of them obviously came in the Giardiniera, the other two in the 500 D, and I suppose the photographer came in the back seat of the 500 D. . .

Specification Fiat 500 D

Engine499.5 cc air-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke
Power17 hp
Top speed85 km/h
Transmission4 speed manual
Suspensionfront: independent, transverse leaf ; rear: semi-trailing arms
Dimensionslxbxh 3.18 x 1.32 x 1.35 metres; 555 kg

Fiat Giardiniera

Fiat 124

Fiat 124 1966-1974

Car of the Year 1967

1968 Fiat 124

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Fiat 124

Continued for many more years as the ubiquitous Lada.