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    XJS

    Saw an immaculate XJS in a parking lot today. Haven't seen one in several years. Anyone ever have one of these?

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    Re: XJS

    I have a rare one. A 94 6.0 coupe.
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    Re: XJS

    I had a 1986 XJS V-12 Coupe in Metallic Grey.
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    Re: XJS

    Never own one but it is a dream car to drive. Madflyer

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    Re: XJS

    Wife called ours "Warp", when you hit 2500 rpm it would take off like a rocket. Was an excellent touring car and track car. First car I made a run from St. Louis to Pensacola, Fla. in 10 hrs., including stops.
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual (parts car),
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: XJS

    I was on the interstate going the speed limit (or maybe a bit over) and a Japanese tuner car, with an airplane wing on the trunk and a coffee can muffler, passed me, sneering as he did so. I punched it down, hit 110, still accelerating, as I passed him. He tried to catchup, but kept falling behind. Didn't realize 12 trumps 4.
    Maynard
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    Re: XJS

    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual (parts car),
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: XJS

    Good friend of mine leased one several years ago. Enjoyed driving it but now he has a Maserati sedan. He's in his 70s but drives it like a teenager.

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    Re: XJS

    So, is that slow as an old goat or careless and uncontrolled like a teenager. I like the phrase in car ads, 'adult driven', I can say that, but does track, solo, rallye driven by an old person the same?
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual (parts car),
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: XJS

    Quote Originally Posted by pdplot View Post
    He's in his 70s but drives it like a teenager.

    You say it as if it were a bad thing.
    Maynard
    94 Jaguar XJS 6.0 V12
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    Re: XJS

    Here in my area, teenage drivers are a bad thing. I taught Teen Survival School for SCCA and BMWCCA and most kids were inexperienced because parents did not have time to take them out to learn. We were an advanced learning for handling their car. Parents would put them in new family car instead of the beater they gave the kid. So that was a no learn. Teenage driving is an example of parental mistakes.
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual (parts car),
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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    Re: XJS

    I know that when I was a teen I did foolish things, but I had fun doing them.
    Remember, you have to grow older but you do not have to grow up.
    Maynard
    94 Jaguar XJS 6.0 V12
    91 Jaguar XJS (RIP)
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    Re: XJS

    No lie there!
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual (parts car),
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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