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1976 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 [XJ27]

1976 Jaguar XJ-S [XJ27] in The New Avengers, TV Series, 1976-1977 IMDB Ep. 23

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

1976 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 [XJ27]

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

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stronghold EN

2006-02-05 00:43

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sixcyl FR

2006-02-05 11:07

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"jaguar XJS U.S Spec"... We have choosen another way of naming US, UK,..specifications==> (USA)in extra info field, I think we should keep the way for any case.. but we can agree about an other way of naming them if necessary?

antp BE

2006-02-05 13:10

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Is it useful to include that info in the car details? It was for this kind of info that the comments were made, at first :p I can add a country field if it is needed, but adding too much info is sometimes confusing.

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sixcyl FR

2006-02-05 15:37

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I think adding a country field is not necessary for that matter, the origin of this car is UK and in that way, there is no difference with european XJS ... No, I think the problem is just to give information to the people who looks at the pictures. Export versions are interesting to be mentionned when notable modifications are done on the original cars to be adapted to the market where there are(were) sold...sometimes these adaption are even "translated" with a special name for it (example VW golf ==> rabbit for USA, Ford Granada==> Ford Consul, etc...)and it doesn't make any problem, so why should be a problem to put such a special info in the "extra-info' field (which was one of its purpose)between (..) or '...', that means it is not offical words of makes designations, but a usefull complementary info, as other info like 'beetle' , 'replica', etc...

antp BE

2006-02-05 16:02

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It is not a "problem", it is only that we have to chose a way to indicate it and use always the same ;)
As you said the Golf becomes Rabbit in the USA, but there the country flag is also useful: it explains why the Golf is called Rabbit.

sixcyl FR

2006-02-05 16:28

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Quote It is not a "problem", it is only that we have to chose a way to indicate it and use always the same ...

that's what I proposed to agree on :)

Quote but there the country flag is also useful: it explains why the Golf is called Rabbit.

I understand that you mean were the film is played, and not from what country where the car comes from?..so it's different, indeed :) Then why not?

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antp BE

2006-02-05 16:43

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Yes, but it is a little the same. Here though the car is used in the UK, it is clearly the US one, we it would get the US flag. Same for the US Renault Alliance used in the French series "Sous le soleil". When we suppose that it is the [country] version of a car, it is usually because we have no other clues. But when it is sure (like for this one) the info of shooting location is not used.

-- Last edit: 2006-02-05 16:44:48

sixcyl FR

2006-02-05 16:53

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Quote Yes, but it is a little the same. Here though the car is used in the UK, it is clearly the US one, we it would get the US flag. Same for the US Renault Alliance used in the French series "Sous le soleil"..


...you're right. So I don't understand why adding a country field would bring any interest, knowing that the country is interesting for few cars among thousands, it is not necessary then :??: the solution is to give the info "case by case" when it is usefull :)

antp BE

2006-02-05 17:05

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I did not said that country flag would be useful for all. But it may look better than add "US" in the extra info, no?
Another possibility: when you type {XX} where "XX" is the country code, the site displays a flag instead of the code? (you'll ask "why do you absolutely want a flag icon !?", I'll say "because it adds few nice colors" :D)

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stronghold EN

2006-02-06 00:24

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I'm for the Flags.! ;)

Bebert FR

2006-02-06 06:58

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Oui, mais ça veut dire qu'il faut connaitre les drapeaux du monde entier... Ou que tu auras fait la saisie d'un lien entre nom et drapeau. ;)

antp BE

2006-02-06 10:16

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Si c'est un code entre { } il suffira de taper un code en 2 lettres (je peux mettre la liste de correspondance accessible, mais pour la majorité des pays c'est assez simple je pense).

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sixcyl FR

2006-02-06 12:36

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Quote I did not said that country flag would be useful for all. But it may look better than add "US" in the extra info, no?
Another possibility: when you type {XX} where "XX" is the country code, the site displays a flag instead of the code? (you'll ask "why do you absolutely want a flag icon !?", I'll say "because it adds few nice colors" :D)


... en effet, hors mis le coté plus "fun" d'un drapeau, je vois pas vraiment où est la différence... et au risque de paraitre vieux-jeu, je trouve l' emploi de mots tout aussi pertinent que l'emploi de pictogrammes (en l'occurence des drapeaux), quand il s' agit comme ici d'une description.

antp BE

2006-02-06 14:00

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Bah oui c'était juste pour le côté fun/esthétique que je proposais ça :o

Bebert FR

2006-02-06 15:50

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Et puis c'est sympa pour ceux qui ne savent pas lire!!! :lol:

skilleter EN

2010-03-23 16:47

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This XJS is certainly USA Spec- the large indicator repeater in the front wing (fender) shows that and the US registration confirms it!- but it still closely resembles the UK spec car I owned in the mid 1980's- which was a 1981 model. The wheels are the same- though those tyres with the white wall strip are certainly of US origin. Mine rusted horribly, though I had to leave it outside the coastal Hotel I owned at the time, so the salt air was unhelpful. I never liked the rather barge like handling handling and everything electrical went wrong, but what an engine the great V12 was!--smooth, quiet and very fast. Early XJS's were notorious gas guzzlers. Mine managed about 10mpg- that is, big 'Imperial' gallons not little US ones, so it was rather like running an unusually quick 1958 Buick only at UK gas prices. The one shown here looks horrible in bright yellow- in my humble opinion. I had my car re- sprayed in a hansom metallic burgundy colour and found a talented person to hand paint a double line along the side in real gold leaf. The interior was leather in light tan. The original bumpers were ugly black rubber things- as on the car shown here. These were replaced by those of the later style, that had bright chrome to relieve the blandness. After all that the car looked beautiful, even if I couldn't afford to go much further in it than to the the local 'cash n carry'. At least I got there and back in double- quick time.

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-03-23 20:15

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If we want to be accurate, it's surely made for Canada.

rjluna2 US

2010-03-23 20:21

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I am sure that this example would carry metric instrument panel :D

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-03-23 20:49

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When did Canada switch to using the metric system?

Sunbar UK

2010-03-24 12:58

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1977: all new cars must be built with metric speedometers and odometers; all road signs must be posted in metric.

CBC Archives: "For Good Measure: Canada Converts to Metric"

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