Tag Archives: XK-E

Italian Gems

2016 at Concorso Italiano It may be unwise to begin a story about beautiful cars with pictures of an ugly one. Nevertheless yes, there are ugly Italian cars. There. I said it. This one was at the Concorso Italiano three years ago and … Continue reading

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Exotic Bargain Caveat – Aston Martin Vantage

So You Want an Exotic This is the exact Jaguar XK-E Coupe that was first shown in 1961 in advance of the auto show in Geneva. It had Ferrari performance at half the price. Depreciation brought the purchase price within range … Continue reading

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Monterey 2014 – 5 Days of Automotive Porn – Auction Results

Saturday/Sunday – Auctions 2 You can go online and read the results of each auction, but it’s a hassle to work your way through all the individual menus, and anyway if a car did not sell, it won’t show up. … Continue reading

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Monterey 2014 – 5 Days of Automotive Porn – Day 3

Thursday/Friday – Auctions 1 The Benefit of Experience This year there were at least six car auctions in Monterey. At times there were four going on at once. You get used to it, and learn where to be at what … Continue reading

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Fix for Local Car Junkies – The Palos Verdes Concours

Ocean Backdrop for Some Great Cars No Surprise Here The “French Curves” class is a Southern California specialty, with significant exhibits in the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar and the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard which is devoted almost exclusively to French Cars. … Continue reading

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Jaguar XK-E Memories at 50

Vintage Headline: British Cruise Missile Launched Even if you were paying attention to automotive affairs back in March of 1961, you were probably unprepared for the roadgoing missile launched by Sir William Lyons, co-founder and Managing Director of Jaguar Cars Limited, … Continue reading

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Monterey Tour d’Elegance 2011

You Have to Get Up Early Foggy Start to The Tour There’s a lot of car stuff going on around Monterey leading up to the third Sunday in August. None of it would exist without the little car show they’ve … Continue reading

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