Great Escape with Sky TV

Great Escape Classic Car Hire recently took part in a macabre re-enactment of a brutal 1970s murder. Of course, it was all for the cameras and no animals or people were harmed. The film shoot for Sky TV’s Crime and Punishment documentary channel told the story of a brutal 1974 murder of a young London man. The producers were after authenticity and required a Jaguar XJ6 saloon as driven by one of the gang. Great Escape has the only non-white Jaguar XJ6 for hire in the UK and we were only too happy to help. We again provided the car at short notice, taking a brief by phone and email and delivering the car to central London the following day for the all-day shoot. The Jaguar XJ6 was used to film the gang capturing the victim, arriving and leaving the murder scene and loading the ‘dead body’ into the back of the car. Fortunately the Jaguar’s capacious boot and interior space was perfect for transporting the gang and the body, perhaps something the original criminals were aware of when they chose the big cat. While William Lyons, who designed the Jaguar XJ6, may not rate this appearance as the pinnacle of the classic Jaguar’s career, we felt the car helped the create a period feel to the film, particularly with its Sable and green colour scheme. To find out more about the Jaguar XJ6 for hire in Yorkshire click here.

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