The Jaguar XJ6 has not always been loved and has not always been regarded as a bone fide classic. But that is changing – fast. A look at the values of these low slung beauties shows that they are on the up.
You often hear that the first version of a particular model is the most collectible and this couldn’t be more true of the XJ6. The Series One from 1968 to 1973 is without doubt the one to have. It was the version that was truest to Jaguar supremo Sir William Lyon’s genius vision and it was launched before Jaguar was absorbed into the horrendous monolith of UK car manufacturing British Leyland.
So, the XJ6 Series One is a beauty and a fascinating car. But, like we always say, there isn’t a car built that can’t be improved by a set of black steelies, and this photo proves it. PS. Lowering it helps too!
Not steel wheels but we love black wheels on white cars, hmmmmmm.
After an over-long hibernation we’re back with regular (or at least semi-regular) posts. This recent auction on the always excellent bringatrailer.com caught our eye. Check it our here: http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-mercedes-benz-250c/
The uncredited star of the new movie Begin Again is a rather fine looking Jaguar Mark X sporting a set of black steelies. Continue reading
Look what parked next to the BlackSteelies Alfa Giulia in the carpark. This little cutie is packing the fantastic TwinAir engine so it’s a hoot to drive and sounds like a thoroughbred – albeit a baby one.
Saw this Falcon on the ever reliable Bring A Trailer and it got us rather hot under the collar. It’s borderline perfect in its imperfection. It’s for sale on ebay and if it was closer to BlackSteelies HQ we would buy it in a heartbeat.
Lots of people (two, actually one person twice – it was me!) have asked me who did we get to build the Black Steelies website. My first response is disappointment because we wanted the thrown-together look and we wouldn’t describe the site as ‘built’ at all. But, credit where credit is due, we should acknowledge the work of the peerless crew at BA Creative. Their Web Design Brisbane service is first rate and we got exactly what we wanted.
Good work team.
Our collection of cool white cars with black wheels – an assorted grab bag if you will!
This fantastic Ford Torino GT Cobra has just popped up on Bring A Trailer. Black on black on black.
See more here http://bringatrailer.com/2014/03/24/r-code-1969-ford-torino-gt-cobra-jet-428/
We like Chris Harris and we like Ford Falcons (see http://blacksteelies.com/2013/04/03/when-henry-went-rallying-falcon-sprint/) so we were happy to settle down and watch him roar around Spa in a lovely ’64 coupe (it’s not a ’63 Chris) on YouTube. Then came the bonus side-story of him pedalling a beautifully prepared Giulia Super and we were hooked.
Chris is famous for his fish-tailling antics in the world’s most glamourous machines. So imagine the joy in watching him achieve impossible angles in a cute little Alfa while scraping door handles with Lotus Cortinas and Mini Coopers – in fact don’t imagine, what it here: Retro Cool: Spa 6hrs in a Ford Falcon