Just drove a Jaguar convertible!

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    My old man bought a 2001 Jaguar XKR convertible and he let me drive, what a sin! So much car for the money, she cost $86,000 in 2001 and dad got her for 13k. Tons of car for the money; supercharged 4.0 V8 with 370hp = yeeha! It's governed at 155mph lol... Could you imagine wanting to go faster than that in a car? With the governor off, she'll probably go up to 170-180 with that HP. What a fun luxurious beast :D.
     
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    So how fast did you get it up to ?
     
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    The speed limit, ugh... There was a Police road block that made us feel cool though, apparently an RV caught fire (Wisconsin). I told my dad "just one week with the fast car and already road blocks..."
     
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    Yeah, but in a classic ragtop, the speed limit feels like flying.
     
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    I've always wanted a 60s Jag.
     
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    I fixed the convertible top on one of those a couple months ago. very nice car. :thumb:
     
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    My Lincoln LS was really an S-Type which I thought was awesome until I had to buy parts... OUCH!
     
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    Tons of repairs for the money, too. That's why they sell so cheap.

    Hopefully it's a good one.
     
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    When I was in high school my uncle had a 67 xke. Convertible, blue with black top, wire wheels, a beautiful car. It was mechanically junk, always in the shop. But you looked like a star cruising in it. Later he got a Jensen Interceptor. 440 with a 4bbl...
     
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    i had an S-type (the lincoln based one) in the UK. WAs an outstanding drive, cheap as chips, good on the gas, smooth as silk to drive. Wafting along at 80 and having a quiet conversation was lovely. I'd have another in a heartbeat, if i was in the market for a big sedan; but as i'm always doing stuff in the garden and house, and lugging gear to gigs, a big ol' 4x4 is what i use nowadays. Jags rock - much classier than BMW, Bentley, Merc etc.
     
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    When I was a kid my dad was in a Jaguar club. He had a 1959 XK 150S. I loved that car. It looked about like this.
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    jags are cool! hope your dad enjoys it, also hope he, or someone he knows can do repairs.
    I have owned one British car A V8 tvr, seemed to be made up of all the worst American and British parts.
    still, kind of miss it.
     
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    Back in the '80s an acquaintance took me for a late night spin in his E-Type. We got on to the freeway and within about 200 metres were doing 120mph, double the speed limit and the fastest I have ever been in a car. Thank God there was some traffic and he had to slow down. I was ****ting myself.
     
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    I had several jags but my last one was a 2007 XK. I loved that car. It was so beautiful. But...I just semi retired and it was between my Jag and my electric Cadillac... the Cad won. It handles even better than the Jag and that’s saying ALOT. So i sold the Jag last summer... I will always be a Jag fan. In fact I had the very first Jag FPace S in Oregon. It was like 6 months before I saw another - it was my wife’s present for our 30th anniversary.
     
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    Beautiful cars just keep the gearbox well serviced on it if they go its an expensive repair and the cars week point, I know I had one before my v8 twin turbo Audi rs6. And yes I can imagine going quicker the Audi was running 690bhp by the time id finished with it and would top out at 205mph only did that twice in her but you can literally see nothing out of the side windows its just a blur, would quite often hit 190 in it though at track days was fun making Ferraris and lambo s look silly though , got rid when petrol prices got silly here as with my right foot I was getting 8 miles to the gallon and could empty the tank in 40 minutes . :whistling:
     
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    Stately home on wheels:D
     
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    When I was 22, and skinny, my dad had an XJS convertible. 12 cylinder. He let me drive it once and it was too small for me to sit in comfortably. I’m 6ft 2” and I had to scrunch down in the seat so the top of the windshield where the top touches wouldn’t block my view. And the seats were too small for me. My dad is 4 inches shorter than me, and he had no problems with it. His wife and he bought it together. She wrecked it. 17 grand worth of repairs. The car cost them 70 grand brand ne\w. After the wreck they traded it in on a Lexus.
     
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    My Dad's mate used his to tow the trailer for mucking out the horses and emptying the bins on his campsite in the 1960s. :D
     
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    My wife owns the slowest convertible ever made - a Nissan Figaro. 1000 glorious cc's. She loves it to bits. I cringe every time I have to drive it....

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    I’d roll that. But I like the Nissan Cube too.