Gallery: the long road to the Jaguar F-Type
Ian Callum, director of design, talks exclusively on the cars that led Jaguar to today’s all-conquering roadster
Posted: 01 Aug 2014
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 for the Callum dream garage. Love it!”