Monday, 9 February 2015
Wilcox makes 1000th bespoke Jaguar XJ
Wilcox Limousines Ltd. of Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, UK has delivered its 1000th Jaguar Aluminium XJ Limousine.
The third generation family business has held an exclusive partnership with Jaguar since 1992, during which time it is has transformed hundreds of Jaguar’s flagship XJ models, converting them into stylish luxury funeral cars that fully reflect the car maker’s prestigious brand.
The 1000th car milestone sees the XJ model become the most successful ever funeral car for Wilcox Limousines.
Paul Wilcox, chief executive of Wilcox Limousines, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement and something of which we are enormously proud. Our relationship with Jaguar has been an extremely good one over the years and we have taken great pride in producing limousines that truly reflect the high quality of the Jaguar brand.”
According to Wilcox, the new design of Jaguar XJ Aluminium Hearse and Limousine was the biggest facelift of a Jaguar model for over 45 years.
“We have gradually improved on the limousine design as Jaguar has introduced new XJ models periodically over the years since we started working with them way back in 1969. Our latest design though is definitely our best yet.”
Jaguar Cars and Wilcox Limousines Ltd. have worked in partnership since 1969, and exclusively since 1992. Wilcox is the only authorised Jaguar Cars coachbuilder in the world.
The firm boasts a highly skilled workforce that produces all vehicles using hand beaten panels that have been crafted with the utmost expertise. During this period Wilcox has built over 2,000 Jaguar funeral cars in total when taking hearses and hearsettes into account.
Wilcox Limousines and Eagle Specialist Vehicles Ltd. of Northampton and Wigan manufacture the vehicles from aluminium, whilst the construction utilises technology usually reserved for the aircraft industry The use of aluminium offers long life.
Wilcox concluded, “It is incredible to think that over the years we have produced a thousand. It is a great achievement, but the high quality standard of the vehicles means it is clear to see why they have become the most popular choice. We look forward to manufacturing the next thousand!”