The Worst Car I Ever Owned was a Jaguar XJ6

My youth spent with a beautiful but temperamental British motorcar

Vintage Jaguar ownership is all about looks, style and exclusivity. Temper that with a healthy dose of reality for those times you'll spend sitting on it's bumper waiting for a tow truck to arrive. » 4/12/13 12:45pm 4/12/13 12:45pm

eBay user selling Jaguar that burst into flames mid-auction

The seller of this 1975 Jaguar XJ6L — left sitting for five years — had apparently intended the car not be on fire when it hit eBay. Yet, just after the auction started, so did a conflagration somewhere in the forward compartment. » 8/18/11 2:30pm 8/18/11 2:30pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Europeans

As always, there was no shortage of BMW E30s at the last LeMons race, but we also saw representatives of British Leyland, German subsidiaries of the Detroit Big Three, and a whole squadron of Saabs. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

1986 Jaguar XJ6

Welcome to Down On The Street » 9/19/08 9:00am 9/19/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The Jaguar XJ6 sold in fairly large numbers in North America during the 70s and 80s, but you don't see many of them on the street these days. Perhaps that's because brutish,…

1984 Jaguar XJ6

Considering how many Jaguar XJ6s I see in the junkyard, they're not so common on the streets of Alameda. My guess is that dead Jags languish in back yards, garages, and driveways for year after year (it just needs a few "minor repairs," really!), until an enraged wife or landlord dispatches them to The Crusher.… » 3/21/08 9:20am 3/21/08 9:20am

Junkyard Find: 1969 Jaguar XJ6

It had to happen, given how flaky power antennas always are: one of the BMW antennas on the Junkyard Boogaloo Boombox went on the fritz, so I had to do some junkyard shopping over the weekend. Happily, I found a suitably functional antenna on a Saab; that accomplished, I decided to see what interesting inventory… » 12/11/07 10:00am 12/11/07 10:00am

When Is Too Much Enough?

Today's question is courtesy of the fine Mr. B. Borman. Poor guy's in Project Car Hell!! However, we think you'll agree that his demonic trouble just might be worth the flames. Have a read: » 9/07/07 11:15am 9/07/07 11:15am

That sure is a purty kitty. So easy on our eyes in fact that we are going to opt out and let you fine folks handle this one.…

1978 Jaguar XJ-6

Normally, a 70s Jaguar XJ-6 doesn't really grab my attention, but you don't often see a total hideous beater Jag parked on the street. The reason for this is pretty obvious- most Malaise Era Jags didn't last long enough to become beaters. » 7/03/07 9:00am 7/03/07 9:00am