2018 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic Preview

I stopped by the upcoming 2018 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic auction today to check out the cars on offer. A big part of this auction is numeric plates. These have proven to be a good investment for many of the last few years. Personally I regard them a bit like Bitcoin, the latest fad without […]

British Motor Museum – Jaguar Heritage Collection

The Jaguar Heritage Collection was displayed near the historic Jaguar Factory at Browns Lane until that site was redeveloped in 2012. The collection is now split across a few museums, but the bulk of it can be found at the British Motor Museum.

During a recent visit to the UK, I was able to tour […]

Tall drivers can comfortably drive a Series 1 E-Type

Pretty much all the buyers guides I read when researching E-Types say that drivers over 6 feet tall should avoid SWB E-Types. This means they are allegedly restricted to the S1 2+2, S2 2+2 and all Series 3 models. I was never a fan of the styling updates to the E-Type as it aged, so […]

Ad of the week: Jag Engineering and Elegance

This weeks ad is a well known Jaguar ad focusing on both the engineering and design elements. It is an early ad because it shows the outside bonnet latches and a different position than normal for the reversing light. The picture below is supposed be elegant, but the lady in the car looks like she […]

Favorites of the 2016 British Car Show

The British car show has such a selection of cars that its hard to pick favorites, but these represent the standout cars for me on the day.

Healey Elliott

I found this to be a really striking car and not one I had seen before. Apparently it has the 2.5 liter Riley engine and was […]

2016 British Car Show

In my view, the British car show is probably the pick of the Sydney car shows each year. It might not be as big as the Eastern Creek show, but it has a broader range of really interesting cars, and there is always something new you’ve never seen before. This year the new one for […]

Ad of the week: Jaguar E-Type

This weeks ad is on the E-Type, this time 1964. Its not clear if it covers the then current 3.8 model or the upcoming 4.2.

Ad of the week: New Jaguar XKE

This is a great ad from the launch of the E-Type in 1961. It shows both body styles, the Fixed Head and the Open Top. In the USA, the XK series had great name recognition so the E-Type was marketed as the XK-E.

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