I am curious about the 1992-1994 Vanden Plas Majestic. Is it considered an "XJ’ or “X300?” There is so little information regarding them. Is it true the Majestic was built as a SWB then stretched by Project Aerospace in Coventry? Were sun roofs standard items? Is the Majestic a model strictly for the USA? I wrote a few articles about them years ago and got mixed response. Even the jag dealers has spotty info regarding them. Where can I go to find out?
Here is what one reader wrote: “Oh, and another thing, DUDE, the LWB Majestic (270 built) did not have a sunroof as standard, only 3 had them, for the rest it wasn’t even an option. They also could come with Quad lights, not just rectangle. Also, Daimler/VDP only made up a percentage of them, LWB could come in any spec from base trim XJ6, Sovereign, XJ12, and DD6. No Vanden Plas at all were made in LWB – as mentioned, I have Jaguar system access and every single car – again…270!!! And the car you feature heavily is a Short Wheel Base VDP Majestic, which was never issued to anywhere other that the USA and only in SHORT Wheel Base form. So you’re not even talking about the same car as what you’re featuring on photos which was 1989-1992, that being a later 92 SWB US car in Black Cherry Pearl. Most were Regency Red before the last ones being replaced by limited Black Cherry, but, I suppose you knew that didn’t you…… maybe you should have phoned a few more dealers……” (rather condescending isn’t he?)
At the time I researched the Vanden Plas Majestic specs were sketchy. I thought I would come to a Jaguar forum to find out for sure. Jaguar had an overlap in series naming conventions too which made the research a little more difficult. I am going to re-write the article but I need to know from whom to get the information. In 2013 I got info from Jag dealers in the UK. Everyone had something different to say about the Majestic, some are still confused. Where do I go? XJ or X300?