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Jaguar XJ6 [XJ40]

Jaguar XJ6 [XJ40] in Matlock, TV Series, 1986-1995 IMDB Ep. 9.04

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

Jaguar XJ6 [XJ40]

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rjluna2 US

2007-09-09 01:54

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Made for USA due to US spec headlight.

wickey SK

2007-09-09 14:49

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why US-spec headlights?

rjluna2 US

2007-09-09 22:01

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The way the headlight reflects oncoming light.

wickey SK

2007-09-09 22:01

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OK, I don't know what you mean, but you probably see there something I can't :)

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rjluna2 US

2007-09-09 22:38

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Compare with /vehicle_7911-Jaguar-XJ-XJ40.html to this car.

wickey SK

2007-09-09 22:53

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still nothing.. :(

wrenchhead US

2007-09-10 02:09

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Are these the headlights that the discussion is about? Link to "images.google.com"

chris40 UK

2007-09-10 09:41

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wrenchhead wrote Are these the headlights that the discussion is about? Link to "images.google.com"


No, and I'm surprised to see these headlights on a Jaguar in the USA (Massachusetts, actually). They would be normal in the UK and Europe, but because of the US's insistence on sealed beams quad headlights were normally fitted to US-bound exports, as in the main pic. Some home-market models had quads as well.

wrenchhead US

2007-09-10 17:37

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No? I am surprised because I thought they illustrated the difference between the european and US spec lights or maybe I just didn't say what I meant. However, I think that has changed because my cars of the last 10 years or so do not have sealed beam lights. They have replaceable halogen bulbs in a permanent reflector.

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chris40 UK

2007-09-10 18:16

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Oh I'm sorry, I did misunderstand you. :/ But the car in your link is a 1991 model, and I'd have thought sealed beams were still obligatory then; indeed when the XJ40 came out that was the only reason for a quad-headlight setup. As I indicated, I have seen home-market XJ6s with quads, but I think that may have been introduced as an option later.

wrenchhead US

2007-09-10 19:22

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No apologies needed, my post was about as clear as mud. :lol:

wickey SK

2007-09-10 22:05

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well I still don't understand meaning of "The way the headlight reflects oncoming light." - does he think taht this car has 4 reflectors, so it is an US version? If yes, that is wrong, because lots of later XJ40s in Europe have quads as well. I believe no Jaguars were fitted with selaed beams (maybe excluding the XJ-S with quads instead of one ovale light..)

chris40 UK

2007-09-10 22:30

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Poor wickey, I'm not sure I understand that phrase either. What I was getting at in my little chat with wrenchhead was as follows:
(1) I thought that quads were fitted to US-market XJ40s because sealed beams were compulsory in the USA at the time. (I still do, although http://www.ellisimports.com/photos/UCD600Full.jpg seems to prove me wrong.) If you remember, several European cars with non-round headlights - several Mercedes, Peugeot 504s, for example - were fitted with quads for the US market.
(2) Yes, plenty of British and European market XJ40s have quads, but I thought this was an option introduced later.

Is this any help? :/

ahight US

2007-09-10 22:59

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rjluna2 wrote Compare with /vehicle_7911-Jaguar-XJ-XJ40.html to this car.


these lights and the ones above are the same, right? otherwise I'm with wickey and don't see a difference.

wickey SK

2007-09-11 19:26

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I do understand, but I saw plenty of XJ40s in US movies with regular rectangular lights...
examples:

/vehicle_28908-Jaguar-XJ-XJ40.html
/vehicle_9465-Jaguar-XJ-XJ40.html
/vehicle_40108-Jaguar-XJ-XJ40.html

etc. etc.

On the other hand, we have quads in Europe also.

So the fact, that the car has rectangular or quad headlights says us nothing about the country it was delivered to..
And I believe quads were introduced in about 1990-1991 just as an option :)

rjluna2 US

2007-11-17 04:14

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wickey, here is the comparison:

US spec headlight: /vehicle_104570-Jaguar-XJ-XJ40.html

European spec headlight: /vehicle_123420-Jaguar-XJ6-XJ40-1990.html

Does this help?

londonitalian UK

2008-01-06 22:10

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The Sovereigns, Vanden Plas & Daimler models have square headlights, the lower spec models get twin round lights.

Thats anywhere in the world.

The only difference with the US market lighting is they dip to the right(for left hand drive markets), they have side markers in the bumper sides(which are just reflectors in the rest of the world) & they dont usually have rear fog lamps in the rear bumper(although states that do get fog may have had them).

However many owners replace the square units with the twin round ones as they look more "Jaguar-ish"

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