- Photographed in May 2018 at the British Classic Tour, South Australia

Here's another 402G Jag, in a very stunning Red!

In October 1966 the Mark X was re-released as the Jaguar 420G.

The 420G was distinct from the Mark X only with the addition of a vertical central bar splitting the grille in two, side indicator repeaters on the front wings, and a chrome strip along the wing and door panels. Two tone paint schemes were also available with the chrome strip omitted, although I suspect these were pretty rare - I can't recall ever seeing one.

Interior changes included perforations in the central sections of the leather seats, padded dashboard sections for safety, moving the clock to a central position, and the introduction of air conditioning as an option.

A limousine body was available on the standard wheelbase. A glass-topped partition and front bench seat replaced the separate chairs of standard cars.

Despite a production run of similar duration to the Mark X (five years) the 420G sold in less than a third of the numbers. This lack of popularity and the increasing production of the smaller XJ6 resulted in the 420G ceasing production in 1970.

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