The Two-Ton Miata!

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. » 5/15/10 5:00pm 5/15/10 5:00pm

Jaguar XJSChero, Perfect For Your Italian Wine Toting Needs

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. » 4/09/09 2:00pm 4/09/09 2:00pm

Jaguar XJ12 Wheel Adds Touch Of Class To Sprite Hell Project, Keeps…

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! » 3/07/09 11:00am 3/07/09 11:00am

Roof Skiing On A Jaguar XJS At 130 MPH

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!) » 1/16/09 12:00pm 1/16/09 12:00pm

PCH, Book Of Revelations Edition: Gray Market V12 Jag or Cheap 6.9 Benz?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/19/08 5:20pm 11/19/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! It seems that the Japanese won't be celebrating an improbable victory over PCH Superpower Britain this time around, with the Land Rover beating the Nissan Patrol . Today we're going to…

Mud Bog Jag XJS Sings Dixie With A British Accent

Reader Brian spotted this classy Jaguar XJS-HE at a Wal-Mart in Ft. Pierce, Florida over the weekend, leaving us to ponder how something like this comes about. We're also somewhat surprised at how well the XJS body » 9/09/08 6:00pm 9/09/08 6:00pm lends itself to jacked-up 4x4 duty — the proportions just seem to sort of work. But what's underneath…

Jaguar XJS-C, The Car For Small Town Closeted Gay Voyeurs

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… » 8/08/08 1:40pm 8/08/08 1:40pm

PCH, Canadian Ne'er-Do-Well Edition: Jaguar XJ-S Or 1940 Mopar Package…

Of course we all knew there was about as much chance of the Citröen CX2500 Prestige beating the '60 Mercedes-Benz 190 wagon as there'd be of Günter Grass hiding his SS service forever. We should know by now that the Citröen always wins a Choose Your Eternity poll, but it was worth a try! Today we're going with a… » 6/03/08 5:20pm 6/03/08 5:20pm

The Prince Of Darkness Claims Another Victim


Now, we can't say for certain that electrical-system woes sent this 1990 Jaguar XJ-S down the road that ends at the cold steel jaws of The Crusher, because a 99% likelihood is still not certainty. However, when you see an 18-year-old V-12 Jag sitting in the wrecking yard with a straight body and good interior...… » 3/31/08 2:15pm 3/31/08 2:15pm

PCH, Legends of LeMons Edition: V12 Jaguar or V8 Dune Buggy?

The 429 Mustang II put up a good fight in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, but only a French or Italian car really stands a chance against a Triumph GT6 when it comes to true Project Car Hell. Still, every so often you need to let a PCH underdog take on one of the superpowers. We're going to try it again today,… » 3/27/08 5:18pm 3/27/08 5:18pm

Project Car Hell, V12 Jag Edition: '76 or '87?

In yesterday's Malaise Era PCH Showdown, the 1974 "Just ask for Princeton" Firebird Esprit triumphed over the 1973 Harlequin Capri, though not be what we'd call a decisive margin. After reading long-suffering B. Borman's Jag nightmare in today's QOTD, we're thinking it's about time we included a Jaguar in this… » 9/07/07 5:30pm 9/07/07 5:30pm

James May on the XJS

We make no bones about thinking the XJS is one of the most beautiful cars of the 1970s. We've loved them since we first saw one as a very small Jalop. Los Angeles, which may be the used-Jag world headquarters is rife with examples that go for very, very little money. So why have we never indulged? Because we are… » 12/22/06 9:00pm 12/22/06 9:00pm

Hecklerspray on the Jaguar XJ

If it's Monday, it must be Hecklerspray's Rubbish Cars We Love. This week, the boys share our affections for a car that's second only to the XJ40 in Jaguar's Hall of Deep, Personal Humiliation, the XJS. We first laid eyes on the XJ at the '79 New York Auto show, and we were instantly enraptured — an E-Type for the… » 10/31/05 9:00am 10/31/05 9:00am