Look at this Jaguar XJS. Is it not a gentle car?
Considering that cool cars like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jag custom shooting brake come from there, I’d have to say that the UK is A-OK in my book. Even if it’s not your national currency, you’ll still have to decide if it’s weighted down by its price in Pounds.
Lynx Engineering only built 67+1 Eventer V12s between 1982 and 2002, and registration number CYJ621Y is serial number 002, the first car sold to the public. Silverstone Auctions now expects to sell it for under $50,000 at The Autumn Sale.
Is there anything more metal than doing a burnout in a trashy old V12 Jaguar XJS?
In 1990, the Jaguar XJ-S was already on sale for sixteen years. That didn't stop the British from making it for another five, but for the nineties, they upgraded the whole thing to keep it attractive for the lords. They also got rid of the hyphen, so it become the XJS. That's more or less five extra horses right there!
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Call this custom-built, 1989 Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer an estate, a Nomad or a shooting brake, but whatever you call it, make sure to replace every single electrical connection before you take it on a fox hunt, or else you'll be calling it a flatbed.
Even though it blew both head gaskets at the Goin' For Broken LeMons, the Pendejo Engineering XJS managed to knock out a fourth-best (out of 108 cars) lap time of 2:16.339.
Most of us will look at these admittedly godawful numbers for the Triumphs, Jaguars, and MGs we've seen in LeMons races and back away in horror… but your true British car aficionado will see those numbers as a challenge! More Spitfires! More Rover 3500s! More Humber Sceptres!
When we had the 50 Cars Made For Over 20 Years list a few weeks back, we were deafened by the howls of outrage from those whose favorite cars didn't make the cut.
In 1776 the American colonists routed the British. Two hundred years later, Jaguar debuted the XJS coupe with Lucas electrics and a thirsty V12, proving it's never too late for revenge.
These photos show a perfectly executed Jaguar XJS V12 conversion to a XJS-Chero. This baby was spotted carting around wine at a Jaguar dealer in Milan, Italy.
What do you do when you've got a project car that lacks good junkyard parts availability, yet you want to keep the budget within reach of 24 Hours Of LeMons qualification? Parts interchange!
This guy doesn't have enough money to practice on a real slope for the World Speed Skiing Championships, so he strapped himself to a Jaguar XJS' roof instead. Seriously. (Hat tip to vwminispeedster!)
We never see enough British cars in the 24 Hours Of LeMons, so getting two TR7s, a V12 Jag, and a Chevy-powered Jag on the track at the same time really made our weekend.
We're really starting to like Stick Shift, Vanity Fair's weekly gay car blog. It explains to us the intricacies and variations of the gay psyche in a language we can understand: cars. Take, for instance, that really nice middle-aged guy who runs the local antiques shop. He's always inviting you and your teenage…
We took a break from the PCH Superpowers and watched the Rotary Honda 600 pound on the Rotary Starlet in yesterday's all-Japanese Choose Your Eternity poll. However, Britain's defeat of Italy last week can mean only one thing: Britain must now take on PCH SuperGigaPower France in an attempt to claim the rusty,…