A fun piece of Jaguar trivia from my junk box. So as not to void the
Jaguar warranty during the "running-in" period (first 1000-2000 miles)
on new cars, almost all were equipped with the special distributor rotor shown below that limited the engine revs to under 2700 RPM. The engine would cut out if you tried to exceed that. With this gadget top speed is about 60 MPH. After completing the "running in" period you would take your Jag in for servicing and the technicians at the Service… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Quite a bit of information on E-Type Lightweights and pictures galore in this blog post:
(1) CLICK HERE
(2) The car below was buried in some garage for 30 years and resurfaced a few years ago. The owner paid $900,000 for it at auction, and still races it on the track. Full story on this amazing car… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 26, 2010 at 6:30pm —
If you like it who the hell cares what others might think? Its YOUR
car so go ahead and do your thing. If THEY
don't like it, let them eat crow.
Added by Rafe Saber on February 26, 2010 at 6:07pm —
Nothing enhances the looks of our beloved early Jags like a new burled walnut dashboard and the surrounding trim. Saul Chaplin the owner of BRITISH AUTOWOOD
in Florida Tel: (407) 774-5332 makes them and what a work of art the are. We have the pleasure of having him just join JSN. So if you have any questions or are in the market for some new burled walnut trim please contact him through his website or through the communication facilities of JSN.… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 22, 2010 at 3:47pm —
This Jaguar Mark 9 presently being offered on eBay might go down in the Guiness Book of Records as the WORST investment ever made in a vintage vehicle. If the Seller is telling the truth $527,000 must be a record. Adding insult to injury the vehicle has been modified from a 3.8L to accommodate a 4.2L engine (??). Now the asking price is $74,500 or OFFER
. Its been on eBay before with no takers. Click on the link below the picture to go… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 22, 2010 at 9:15am —
This one will probably fly out of the door real fast. Click on the link below to go to the Bring a Trailer ad.
GO TO BRING A TRAILER AD
Added by Rafe Saber on February 21, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Please remember to tip the messenger who brought you this message if you are the winner of this auction. We accept tips in cash or any one of the E-Types from the lot of twelve will do. Quite amazing. Twelve E-Types between 1961 and 1974 as one lot. Click on the link below to go to the eBay auction.
Added by Rafe Saber on February 21, 2010 at 8:30am —
When an old Jaguar dies does it go to Jaguar Heaven? Is there such a thing called Jaguar Heaven? Yes, very much so. Honest! Cross my heart there IS
a Jaguar Heaven filled with old Jag souls. Its a place located in Stockton, California on a 3 1/2 acre facility where old Jags REST IN PIECES. So if your old Jag dies on you (or you own one that is dead) and you are looking to revive, resurrect or resuscitate the poor thing you might… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 20, 2010 at 1:41pm —
This is a search engine that lists the cars for sale in North America. I have added the E-Types and the XKEs that are for sale on the MAIN PAGE
towards the bottom of the page. Pretty neat Search Engine as all the cars are placed on the Google Map so its easy to see where they are located. There are two searches. One for E-TYPES
and one for… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 20, 2010 at 2:00am —
Another beauty. Can you guess?
Added by Rafe Saber on February 19, 2010 at 5:15am —
Beyond words so click on the link below to go to the fully illustrated article. Happy drooling or dreams.
GO TO ARTICLE
Added by Rafe Saber on February 18, 2010 at 10:00am —
Article in BLOOMBERG
February 18, 2010 . Very narrow minded article that leaves a gaping hole in the Collectible Car Market as there is no mention of British Cars such as Aston Martins, Rolls Royce, Jaguars etc
Added by Rafe Saber on February 18, 2010 at 8:21am —
Use the comment box below to name the car. You must be a member of the Jaguar Social Network to post.
Added by Rafe Saber on February 18, 2010 at 1:30am —
You have to hand it to the British for being so speed obsessed. It started with the Jaguar XK 120 that reached a speed of 132.6 MPH. Then in 1997 a new speed record of 763.035 MPH shown in the video below breaking the sound barrier and shattering the US record of 630.389 MPH. Awesome to watch.Update March 30, 2010. Bloodhound SSC will attempt 1000 M.P.H.… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 16, 2010 at 3:30pm —
OK so you are one of those "nouveau riche" AIG type bankers with a couple of million bucks (in bonuses) burning a hole in your pocket. So now you need to impress your friends right? This (ugly) ostentatious Rolls Royce is made just for you and is guaranteed to do the trick. Click on the link below to go to the article.…
Added by Rafe Saber on February 16, 2010 at 1:42pm —
The folks at CLASSICCARGARAGE.NL
have done it again. A very nice educational picture show of a 1935 Jaguar SS 90 including the technical specs. Click on the link below to view the picture show.
GO TO SHOW
Added by Rafe Saber on February 15, 2010 at 1:17pm —
Somebody should start a "Hug your Jag Mechanic" week. The next time you have to pay a tune-up or repair bill on your vintage Jag, pay it with a smile. Count your blessings, pat your mechanic (or hug him) and think how lucky you are NOT to be a Bugatti Veyron owner. A tune-up is a paltry £12,866 or about $20,000. Click on the link below to go to the article.
GO TO… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on February 14, 2010 at 12:18am —
Great way to Jag-up your computer by adding the most famous XK 120 in the world with plates NUB 120 as a desktop wallpaper. 5 Sizes to choose from. Worked well for me. Many other Jaguars to choose from. Click on the link below.
Added by Rafe Saber on February 13, 2010 at 5:30am —
Another gorgeous JCNA National winner for sale. This one is a 1966 RHD and the JCNA National 2009 winner. See my other post for a $165K 1967 LHD JCNA National Winne
r. I wonder if this is coincidence or a sign of the economy.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO TO AD
Added by Rafe Saber on February 11, 2010 at 2:30pm —
To win the JCNA Nationals 5 times this must be the most perfect E-Type Series 1.5 in existence. Chassis # 1E13829. Originally offered on eBay for $175,000 so at $165K its a BARGOON. CLICK HERE
Added by Rafe Saber on February 9, 2010 at 12:31pm —