JAGUAR XJ6 Limited Edition Vanden Plas Majestic  
A tribute to the limited edition 
J A G U A R 
XJ6 Vanden Plas MAJESTIC
A    B L E N D I N G    O F    A R T    A N D    M A C H I N E

Please wait while image loadsPlease wait while image loadsPlease wait while image loads "Jaguars have always been noted for their elegance and style.  Their uncompromising standard of luxury is most eloquently expressed in the Vanden Plas sedan.  Now the Vanden Plas Majestic raises this standard.  From its distinctive fluted chrome grille and lustrous Regency Red finish, to its magnolia interior trim accented with mulberry piping - this is clearly a very special Jaguar Vanden Plas. Light glints off the diamond turned wheels accented with red spokes while unique badging and chrome detailing identify this limited edition. Inside the quiet cabin, the warmth of handcrafted burl walnut graces the fascia, control panel, door inserts, center console and rear pull-down picnic tables.  High-intensity reading lamps and individual headrests give the contoured rear seats the comfort of a favorite reading chair, while red sheepskin rugs counterpoint wine red carpets."
Above photograph and promotional text courtesy of Jaguar Motorcars, Ltd.
T H E    J A G U A R    X J 6    V A N D E N    P L A S    M A J E S T I C 


by Keith E. Fieler
The Jaguar Majestic is a very beautiful and rare creation of the legendary Jaguar Motorcars, Ltd. of Coventry England. Jaguar Majestics were imported for sale in North America, in very limited quantities, for the model years of 1990 and 1992.  Offered as Jaguar's top-of-the-line, four-door sedan, the Majestic possessed all features available in the common XJ6, Sovereign and Vanden Plas Jaguar models.  The Majestic featured a stunning custom paint, wheel and interior design - launching it a step above the luxurious Vanden Plas model.  The Majestic was unique from the standpoint that it was available in only one color - metallic Regency Red - and was delivered equipped with diamond turned alloy wheels with spokes painted to match.  Additionally, special gold plated badges were affixed on either side of the rear license plate - subtly setting the car apart from other Jag XJ6's.  In keeping with the exterior, the Majestic's interior was available in only one distinctive scheme. The seats and trim were surfaced with magnolia tanned Connolly Leather and accented with mulberry piping.  Wine colored carpets and plush, red sheepskin rugs covered the floor of each Majestic.  Also, the driver and front passenger seat backs came equipped with unique aircraft-style, fold-out picnic tables. 

The Majestic was fitted with a fuel injected 4.0 liter, dual overhead cam, inline six-cylinder engine with computer-controlled ignition complimented by a four-speed automatic transmission with a lock-up torque converter.

Packed with creature comforts and performance features, the limited edition Majestic was delivered with an equally exotic price tag.  The price (new) of the Majestic featured here was $53,000 (based on U.S. 1990 Model Jaguar Pricing - XJ6: $39,700. Sovereign: $43,000. Vanden Plas: $48,000.  Vanden Plas Majestic: $53,000). 
 

 
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Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic (left, driver's side profile) Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic (right, passenger-side profile) with open sunroof
Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic (right-rear, passenger side) Click to enlarge [center] Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic (rear view)
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Driver's-eye view of the Majestic's cabin (left-hand drive)
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Instrument cluster including full gauges, Digital Odometer / VCM / Trip Computer display and warning indicator lights
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Driver's-eye view of the Majestic's cabin (right-front passenger side)
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Center console with gate shifter, electronic transmission control button (normal / sport modes) and driver/passenger electric seat position and seat heater controls
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Computerized climate control system and am/fm cassette stereo framed in handcrafted burl walnut trim with leather covered shift knob and boot
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Cruise control / VCM / Trip Computer calculates distance traveled, available range,  fuel used, instant and average mpg/kpg, distance traveled, average speed and any possible engine error codes
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Wood trimmed map and cabin lights along with rocker and toggle switch controls for sliding sunroof
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Seats and door panels covered in connolly leather and accented with match wood inlaid burl walnut (right-front passenger seat)
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Seats and door panels covered in connolly leather and accented with match wood inlaid burl walnut (rear passenger cabin)
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Courtesy lighting on back of front headrests illuminates aircraft-styled, fold-down burl walnut picnic tables (rear passenger cabin)
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Door panel showing detail and workmanship of hand-crafted burl walnut trim inlaid with match wood strips
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Adjustable high-intensity reading lamps (rear passenger cabin)
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Rear seat center console with burl wood center tray, cigar lighter, rear cabin climate controls, wine colored carpets / red sheepskin rugs and cloth-lined beverage coaster integrated in fold-down picnic tray
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Driver-side map holder, left front stereo speaker, electric mirror and window lift controls located below arm rest 
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Set of five Pirelli P5 tires mounted on diamond turned wheels with colour coded Regency Red spokes
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Enormous rear cargo compartment (trunk) with spare tire and tools with carpeted covering
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 Special gold-plated badges to the left and right (right shown) of the rear license plate signify this car as a limited edition "Majestic" model
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 Under the hood: an extremely responsive 4.0 litre straight-six engine
 
All text and photos by Keith E. Fieler - fieler.com - unless otherwise noted.
Copyright © 1999, Keith E. Fieler. All Rights Reserved.
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