[xj-s] Facelift 94-96 owners with coach lines/ pin stripes?

So I have ben wasting my time looking at XJSDATA.COM and at all the
British Racing Green XJS’s around my vin, and I notice that several
of them have coach lines/ pin stripes. Looking on the jaguar
heritage website, it does look like it was a factory option, but
from the XJSDATA.COM pics I am looking at it seems that they are
either at the very top like this:

http://tinyurl.com/7r5tdj4

http://tinyurl.com/88zkqow

or further down like this:

http://tinyurl.com/7v3xq5x

I think I like the first ones higher up better, but I do not know
which ones are factory and which ones are aftermarket.

Any knowledge in regards to this is appreciated, as I think that I
want to have this done on my car.

Thanks–
95 AJ16 4liter 6cylinder, Houston TX
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Mark,

The factory stripes on late 90’s cars were like the car having lower stripes at the belt line. The stripes somewhat above to far above the belt line - crease down the side of the car where the body changes from innie to outie - are after market. I have not seen the stripes so high on the car before.

Geoff Green

95 XJS 4.0 conv, 76 XJ-S, 61 E-type OTS, 05 F250 Turbo Diesel, 10 Escape

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In reply to a message from Mark Janzic sent Tue 20 Dec 2011:

My 94 (black, not BRG) has the pinstripes up high.–
Maynard 94 XJS V12 Coupe 91XJS(RIP) 86XJ6 78MGB 67MGB
Niles, IL, United States
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In reply to a message from Maynard sent Wed 21 Dec 2011:

Mine is the same, up high to the mirrors
Steve–
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My 94 (black, not BRG) has the pinstripes up high.


'95 XJS V12 6.0L, saphire/tan
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In reply to a message from Mark Janzic sent Tue 20 Dec 2011:

Mine are at the crease line and appear to be factory, along
with ‘‘XJS’’ and ‘‘Jaguar’’ decals.–
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95 AJ16 4liter 6cylinder, Houston TX


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So I have ben wasting my time looking at XJSDATA.COM and at all the
British Racing Green XJS’s around my vin, and I notice that several of
them have coach lines/ pin stripes. Looking on the jaguar heritage
website, it does look like it was a factory option, but from the
XJSDATA.COM pics I am looking at it seems that they are either at the
very top like this:

http://tinyurl.com/7r5tdj4

http://tinyurl.com/88zkqow

or further down like this:

http://tinyurl.com/7v3xq5x

I think I like the first ones higher up better, but I do not know
which ones are factory and which ones are aftermarket.

The pinstripes that were on my '83 when I got it were halfway between
those two locations! They were dealer-installed, though.

When I had the car repainted, I went with no pinstripes at all.
Vastly better look IMHO, cleaner.

I learned recently that the Jeep crowd has a different meaning for
the word “pinstripes”. They use it to describe the result of driving
their Jeep down a dirt road that’s too narrow so there are twigs
scraping the sides of the Jeep as they pass between them.

– Kirbert

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In reply to a message from Kirbert sent Wed 21 Dec 2011:

My 95 has stick on body side mouldings at the lower part and gold
pinstripes on the top. I also had a jaguar logo decal made and
attached it to the the quarter panel at the quarter glass area.
It is the same color as my pinstripes. Definitely not factory but I
think it looks good. It is in the triangle portion of the quarter
panel at the window.–
95 XJS V-12 Black Convertible Snow Camp N.C.
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In case anyone wants to know, at no time did Jaguar ever put a Jaguar logo
on the pinstripe or break the stripe to make a hole for a decal or logo, so
if yours has a little leaping jag logo or anything but a pinstripe, it is
not factory.

Daniel
1994 XJ12
1995 XJS 4.0

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In reply to a message from Daniel Arsenault sent Wed 21 Dec 2011:

Thanks all for your many replies, greatly appreciated. So the
ones up high are the aftermarket ones?..I think those look
pretty nice on the black and BRG’s … specially those
brown/tan colored ones. Are those painted or tape? …does
anyone know where I can obtain it??

Thanks!!–
95 AJ16 4liter 6cylinder, Houston TX
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In reply to a message from Mark Janzic sent Thu 22 Dec 2011:

Hi Mark. The coachlines on my car are factory hand painted
in an Old English White. All Celebrations had them as
standard from 95 to the end of the XJS in 96. I think they
varied in colour to contrast the car. Mine were worn
slightly so I had them touched in and in fact my drivers
(right side) door was reversed into by a big bully so that
was replaced with a perfect condition door from a metalic
red Celebration, then repainted and re coachlined. You
cannot see the join the match was so good. I personally like
them as they add to the car and if I had a car where they
were an option rather than a standard fit and were not
already fitted I would have them in the same position, twin
not single and in one colour rather than two. In fact just
like the ones I have.–
Richard Ashley. 95 XJS Celebration. 4.0 Ltr Coupe
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Jackdog1 sent Fri 23 Dec 2011:

Beautiful work on that door Richard. Having recently done a
all panels of, bare metal, wet-sanding in between coats
repaint on my car, I can appreciate a good job when I see
one, and it seems that door was stripped and the paint wet-
sanded.

Based on what you are telling me and the information others
have shared, I have been able to confirm on the jaguar
heritage site that cars with factory coach lines had them in
the location where yours does, here is the correct location
depicted on the jaguar website:

Based on this info, now I think I want mine original like
yours, but painted in a brown/gold colour to compliment the
BRG. I see that Jaguar heritage sells a masking tape to
paint the coach lines:

I wonder if that masking tape is all I need to have the
original lines made on my car.

Richard, when you had your door re-done, did you need to buy
this special masking tape,?

Thanks!!–
95 AJ16 4liter 6cylinder, Houston TX
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Mark,

I always enjoy the topics you bring up and all the input by members here.

The factory made two different variants of tape stripe kits for different markets around the world. This led to three offerings from the factory over the years. No stripes, twin thin stripes and twin thick and thin stripe combo. The thin stripes were North American market and the thick and thin combo were European. The tape stripes were at the crease line. In the last few years of production the factory painted stripes on some models. Mind you I would have to do some research to see what type of stripe would be on a car for Japan or one going to Argentina.

Non factory stripes were tape and paint for all years at any position on the car.

Geoff Green

95 XJS 4.0 conv, 76 XJ-S, 61 E-type OTS, 05 F250 Turbo Diesel, 10 Escape

Keeping track of every Jaguar XJ-S, with your help.
http://www.xjsdata.com

3.6 XJS Register paulzimmer@btopenworld.com

Eventer Register pascal.mathieu@perso.be

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In reply to a message from Mark Janzic sent Tue 20 Dec 2011:

Mark. The car in the third link down in your first post is a
british Celebration coupe which is the same model as mine
although I don’t recognise the colour. The coachlines are
the same thick thin combo and in the correct position. When
my door was replaced the guy just used regular masking tape
and a steady hand to the best of my knowledge. Cheers.–
Richard Ashley. 95 XJS Celebration. 4.0 Ltr Coupe
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Geoffrey Green sent Fri 23 Dec 2011:

Thanks Geoff!!..I appreciate everyone’s input :slight_smile:

Thanks Richard again for replying.

Richard, the 3rd vehicle on my post is a BRG coupe from the
UK as you correctly pointed out.

I am already settled on the type of stripe I want, It’s
going to be like Richard’s or like this one below, painted,
not tape, but in a brown or gold colour:

http://tinyurl.com/7v3xq5x

I wonder if I need to order the masking tape Jaguar sells
here to complete the project:

or if the body shop will be able to duplicate it simply with
a picture of the vehicle with the stripes already on it.

In Richards case its a little different since the rest of
his vehicle already has the stripes, the shop was just
duplicating the existing work…I have no striped at the
moment, so they would be guessing width, etc…–
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I always enjoy the topics you bring up and all the input by members here.
The factory made two different variants of tape stripe kits for different markets around the world. This led to three offerings from the factory over the years. No stripes, twin thin stripes and twin thick and thin stripe combo. The thin stripes were North American market and the thick and thin combo were European. The tape stripes were at the crease line. In the last few years of production the factory painted stripes on some models. Mind you I would have to do some research to see what type of stripe would be on a car for Japan or one going to Argentina.
Non factory stripes were tape and paint for all years at any position on the car.
Geoff Green


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In reply to a message from Mark Janzic sent Tue 20 Dec 2011:

Saw an XJS with pin striping the other day and I wondered why do it
at all?

Wm. Lyons was adamant about the ‘light line’ along the side of his
cars. Looks at the door on an E type; it’s basically the same
design as the XJS.

Big, boxy looking cars out of Detroit have this stuff to make them
look lower and longer. U.S. and E.U. legisilation makes it illegal
to build a car as low as the XJS now anyway.

IMHO Malcolm Sayer got it right with on his 1st pass and the XJS
looks better without stripping…–
G. E. Kriese 1994 XJS 4.0 Convertible
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In reply to a message from gpdogdad sent Tue 27 Dec 2011:

‘‘U.S. and E.U. legisilation makes it illegal to build a car as low
as the XJS now anyway.’’

Specifically, what legislation is that? We still have New
Corvette’s, Porche’s, Ferrari’s, Maserati’s, Lotus’s, etc. Are you
saying they are all taller than an XJS?–
lockheed 92 XJS Cpe/97 LT1 Miami FL/ 96 XJS Cv 4.0 Austin TX
Austin, TX, United States
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