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1986 Jaguar Sovereign V12 [Series III]

1986 Jaguar Sovereign V12 [Series III] in Shaun of the Dead, Movie, 2004 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1986 Jaguar Sovereign V12 [Series III]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


antp BE

2004-12-27 17:42

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-- Last edit: 2008-03-07 00:39:15 (G-MANN)


2004-12-30 10:24

Pas de fans d'aération sous les deux phares centraux, donc à priori, il s'agit d'une XJ6 (la XJ12 a des fans d'aerations sous les phares centraux pour une meilleure aération du V12.

super ragondin FR

2006-05-31 13:05

"La mégane est bousillée... On va etre obligés de prendre la Jag !"

!! LoL !!

Skid US

2006-07-02 19:11

According to the registration, this car is a 1986 model and was originally silver.

modell US

2007-01-29 04:37

This car belongs to Shaun's stepdad. They are forced to take this car because Ed "accidentally" smashed the red Renault. Ed drives this car quite aggresively since he loves this Jag. When he first sees it, he says "I didn't know your mum had a Jag. Fuck, it's gorgeous." He slams on the brakes whenever he comes to a stop, makes sharp turns and plays rap music very loudly. He almost hits a couple cars and then spins to a halt.


2007-03-28 13:47

The vehicle details for C906 KAX are:

Date of Liability 01 08 2003
Date of First Registration 17 02 1986
Year of Manufacture 1986
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 5343CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour SILVER

That would make this an XJ12.

-- Last edit: 2007-03-28 13:56:07

antp BE

2007-03-28 13:58



2007-03-28 14:01

I know sometimes cars are listed on the DVLA under different colours than they really are, but I think these are just mistakes on the DVLA's part.

antp BE

2007-03-28 18:32

Or they were repainted. Or in this case they took the plate of a V12 and put it on a lower model, just to annoy people that would check the plate? :D (first comment in French said that it was not a V12 because there was no air vent under the grille...)

paulo72mgbgt EN

2007-06-08 21:24

Yep film companies tart up some real wrecks for filming, whether the car is going to be destroyed or not - for example the 'Life On Mars' Cortina looked a really good example on TV but actually it was a bit of a rust-bucket, and needs considerable restoration work. In this case they clearly bought a knackered Jag on the cheap and resprayed it so it looks in good condition - a coat of paint works wonders! When I saw this film originally, I could never understand why Bill Nighy's character was so protective of this car, as it's obviously a well-used, 20 year old Jag!


2007-09-11 12:46

Because it's still a Jaguar, it may not look like much now (although in the film it still looked like it was good condition) but it was a proper luxury car in it's day, people can get attached to cars. Just because it wasn't worth very much money anymore doesn't mean it wasn't worth a lot to him. Also Bill Nighy plays a fussy old fart, someone who'd get really annoyed if you accidentally stepped on one of his flowers or something, so his protectiveness of his old car was part of his character, which also made it funny when Ed gets behind the wheel and starts tearing up the road in it.

Shaun of the Dead was a fairly low budget film (roughly $4 million, it's a British film after all), they could have gotten a newer Jag but maybe this is all they were willing to spend.

-- Last edit: 2008-03-11 16:58:35

greybear EN

2007-09-11 14:23

A series III XJ12 in Mason's Black with pepperpot wheels. For some of us this is the finest expression of the XJ range... :)

-- Last edit: 2007-09-11 14:24:10


2008-03-06 23:53

Come to think of it this may not be an XJ12, they may have put another car's plate on it (we've seen this before). Notice how they've taken the badges off the boot lid (see the 3rd thumbnail at the top). What distinguishes a Series III XJ12 from a Series III XJ6?

-- Last edit: 2008-03-07 00:42:48


2008-03-07 13:45

Originally the Jaguar was going to crash into a wall and burst into flames/explode with the zombie Philip (Bill Nighy) inside. It was once of the first things to be cut from the original storyline.

To film the interior shots when Ed spins the car, they mounted it onto a turntable (with camera and lights strapped to it) and spun it around with the actors (7 of them) inside. You can see this on the Behind the Scenes footage on the DVD.


2008-03-07 17:26

antp wrote (first comment in French said that it was not a V12 because there was no air vent under the grille...)

Is that true? This car doesn't have that vent under the bumper. However, this XJ6 does! /vehicle_37398-Jaguar-XJ6-Series-III-1981.html

-- Last edit: 2008-03-07 17:28:48

antp BE

2008-03-07 20:08

Sorry I mistranslated the message: "no air vents under the central headlights"


2008-03-07 20:25

I think he's got it mixed up with the Series I or something. How on Earth would you fit vents under the headlights of a Series III? I did a search for XJ12s and none of them have this.

Voyska CA

2008-06-07 02:24

When Shaun returns from the apartment, the Jag pulls up with steam briefly pouring out of the grill. I say this car has been driven hard in the past! Old Jags overheat easily if under real hard continuous use.


2008-06-07 02:31

That's just dust or the smoke from burnt rubber as the car skids to a stop.

lovejoysdatsun UK

2009-07-08 02:44

the jag is now dead. the story goes like this: a few years ago I went to my friends who does banger racing
and he had a jag silver but resprayed green, i said that it looked to good to race thats when he told me he got it from london
and it was used in a film, he couldn't remember what it was called. he also said it had some of the scripts in the boot
but he had put them on the fire and burnt them along with the interior thinking they wasn't worth anything.
that was before the film was even in the cinema, then i saw the film and realised thats where the jag was used.

medimanic GR

2009-07-08 08:52

What a pity, an XJ12 is typical example of what everyone desires to drive but no one wants to maintain.. :wow:


2009-07-08 19:28

One word; cost.

Lovejoysdatsun, can you confirm that it really was an XJ12 (instead of an ordinary XJ6)? I've wondered if the plate it wears in the film might have come from another Jag (often in recent films car don't have their real plates). For one thing it doesn't really look like a 1980s plate, the font looks something from a newer plate.

-- Last edit: 2009-07-08 19:46:32

lovejoysdatsun UK

2009-07-29 00:01

sorry, but i didn't look under the bonnet at the time so I don't know

shlc647 US

2019-09-12 08:49

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