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Jaguar was the featured marque this year. The local club tried to have examples of as many different models as possible. Unfortunately, there were no early cars to be found and there was a hole in the middle that was really missed. I share some of the responsibility for that (more later). Not being a Jaguar expert, I can't give a lot of details. 1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC 1954 Jaguar XK120 Motor
The green car is a 1954 XK120 Drop Head Coupe (or convertible) and the white one to its right is a '53 XK120 Open Two Seater (or roadster). The right photo is a closeup of the motor in the white car. It is really impressive when all cleaned up and polished like this one. These were the oldest Jaguars available for the show. Until recently, there was An SS100 in town but it has been sold.
1961 Jaguar XKE OTS 1961 Jaguar XKE 2+2 This white car is an E Type Open Two Seater (OTS), I think it is a 1970 model. Beyond it is a late model XK8. From right to left in the right photo are a 1974 E Type V12, a '61 E Type 2+2 and a '85 XJ6.
1966 Jaguar 3.8S
 
 
This is a right hand drive 1966 Jaguar 3.8S with the happy owner relaxing behind it and the XK120s to the other side. This owner also brought a restored '51 Chevy fastback coupe and the '47 Lincoln Continental convertible shown with the classics. He also has a black '57 XK140 Fixed Head Coupe that I have been helping to restore for the past year or so. It was supposed to be ready for this show. Surely we will have it ready for the Jaguar show next spring.
1991 Jaguar XJS V12

 
Here is a 1991 XJS V12 Coupe and a 1981 (I think) XJS convertible. It seems that these luxurious yet high performance cars have always been underappreciated. Almost out of the picture is another late model XK8.
 
 
2002 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

 
This is a 2002 XK8 convertible. It is certainly one of the best looking automobiles around today. I could easily see myself in one if only I could afford it. The dealer also brought a couple of new XK models. They still have a soft top but it now folds down inside so that it doesn't show at all when down. It seems that I failed to get a photo of one.
 
1986 Daimler Double Six

 
This is a 1986 Daimler Double Six from Arkansas. The Daimler is sort of a big brother to the Jaguars. Larger versions of it are what the British royal family uses for every day, saving the Rolls for more important or special occasions. The owner later opened the bonnet to show the V12 nestled inside. It was really full with lots of wiring and piping everywhere. Again, I didn't get a picture.
There were several other worthy Jaguars but I just ran out of time and energy so that's all I have. The Jaguar dealer also brought an XK180 and an XK220 for display that were not judged. I don't seem to have any pictures of either but they were really sexy automobiles.





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