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!
Wonderful image of a Series 1 Land Rover being used as a transporter for a Cooper 500. Some may say that a trailer would have been easier but we admire the ingenuity.
The location is Crystal Palace in South London, the year 1953 and the driver is Stuart Lewis-Evans.
Thanks to Classic & Sportscar for a great find
Min Cooper Rally
Mini Cooper in natural habitat successfully negotiating a yump.
Land Rover Series IIA SWB
Image Credit: www.bringatrailer.com
This little MG Midget is such a cutie. I owned it a few years ago and particularly liked it sans bumpers.
I might be alone in my crazed advocacy of the black steel wheel, but this website will aim to convert the unenlightened and enfranchise any fellow travelers out there.
To start with I should show you what I’m on about. Here’s a grab bag of random examples – don’t they look spiffing?
1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti