Gallery: the long road to the Jaguar F-Type

Ian Callum on… the 1975 Jaguar XJ12C

“This was one beautiful car. The fact it had the Jaguar V12 made it all the more beautiful. Highly underestimated at the time, this is one of the Jaguar greats.

“Shorter stance and pillar-less side glass gave it wonderful proportions — a true coupe. The only shame was the vinyl roof they all came with. That was necessary to hide some of the poor 1970s craftsmanship in the joints in the roof. Still, it’s definitely one the Callum dream garage.  Love it!”