Grace, Space, and Pace is the Jaguar motto
The 1992-1994 Jaguar XJ40 Vanden Plas Majestic was the LWB saloon of which only 121 vehicles were built. These cars began as SWB units, removed from the assembly line and stretched by Project Aerospace in Coventry. They were returned to Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations for hand finishing. The Vanden Plas was built for the US market but badged as Daimler for the European markets.
The Daimler/Vanden Plas models may be identified by the single rectangular headlamps, fluted radiator grill surround and boot lid plinth. The Daimler/Vanden Plas models were the highest level of luxury and elegance. They both were the ultimate grand tourers that epitomized the Jaguar brand. The Vanden Plas Majestic is a very rare and beautiful car.
The 1992-1994 Vanden Plas Majestic was powered by the alloy AJ6 4.0 litre 24-valve DOHC inline six-cylinder engine. It used Lucas electronic indirect injection. The engine produced 223 hp @ 4,700 rpm with 377 Nm of peak torque @ 3,650 rpm. This large saloon went from 0-60 in 8.4 seconds and could do the ¼ mile in 16.4 seconds. Its top was 140 mph. A ZF 4HP24E 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive was standard. It used a double wishbone suspension with a self leveling system.
Standard features included: power sunroof, automatic temperature control, power door locks and windows, remote keyless entry with central locking and boot release, tilt steering wheel, front heated 8-way electrically adjustable seats, passenger reclining seat with lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery and steering wheel, tinted windows, ABS, cruise control, four-wheel disc brakes, fog lights, full size spare tire, limited slip differential, and security system.
The Jaguar XJ40 Vanden Plas Majestic was an extremely rare and beautiful luxury saloon. Jaguars have always been known for their elegance and style. The marketing slogan was “A Jaguar so elegant and exclusive….it could only be called Majestic.
The 1992-1994 Jaguar XJ40 Vanden Plas Majestic. Click on photos to enlarge.