To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the iconic XJ, Jaguar has launched the special edition XJ50
A big day in the life of every motorist. Booked in, and reminder set in your phone, on the off chance it might slip your mind. In reality it has probably been in your every thought on the days leading up to the test.
For people like me, who like to drive an old Jaguar, the anxiety levels before a test day are quite an experience. My 2004 2.7 Diesel engined S Type falls right in to this category. So the day before the test I cleaned, polished and tested the lights for deficient bulbs and checked the usual minor things that can be addressed by an unskilled enthusiast with little mechanical knowledge. A week before hand a new water pump had been fitted and I replaced 3 of the tyres.
This car has survived in many different guises since it first hit the scene back in the 60’s. A product of Sir William, this model has passed the test of time, although the latest offering may not appeal to the older generation of Jaguar Enthusiast. It is seen as a leap to far and too technically advanced for some. The jury was still out with me on this but I must admit it’s hard not to like The 5lt Autobiography model shown here.
We all come across photos, available on a the host of social media sites that catch our attention. I have posted a few that I discovered recently. I particularly like the S Type sports car, having a particular love for this modern classic. I hope you enjoy them and if you would like to share any photos you come across forward them on to me.
David O Brien has had an over heating problem with his S Type. He has traced this to a faulty thermostat and fitted a new one supplied by Ken Jenkins.
David has recently converted his garage to facilitate a new car lift. This involved removing the ceiling and supporting the existing roof trusses. A must for any serious car enthusiast who likes to work on their vehicle. Fantastic addition David, great job.