Wheels In the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:27 pm, May 10, 2010
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say this Jaguar XJ-S V-12
is probably a 1984 model — or pretty darn close to it at least. Most foreign manufacturers back then didn’t see the same need for yearly restyling that we Yanks did, so model years are often difficult to tell apart from one another. When you think “V-12” you probably figure it’s a monster in size, but the Jag’s engine was only 326 cu.in., and it was connected to a GM automatic transmission.
Hot rod? Hardly. Smooth-as-silk boulevard cruiser? You betcha! This week’s find was spotted in a field behind a used-car lot in Machias, N.Y.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
— WNYers & Losers blog, click here
PS — upon further inspection (today I drove by again and was able to check the reg. sticker on the windshield) it’s a 1990. Like I said, they all look alike! jc