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Category: ’95 Jaguar XJR

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So Long, XJR

1995 Jaguar XJR

Well, a nice guy named Bryan took the XJR off my hands tonight for $7200. I think he got a good deal, and while I’m sad to see the car go, I’m now going to be able to bring Reggie, the ’63 MGB roadster up here.

How to Fix Your Car!

1995 Jaguar XJR

The easiest way to fix up a house or a car is to sell it. All those little jobs you put off for months and months suddenly get fixed, and you wonder why you didn’t do it ages ago. Am I the only one who does this?

Case in point: The driver’s seat of the XJR has one motor that makes noise but doesn’t do anything. It is supposed to raise and lower the front of the seat base…and now it does. It took all of five minutes to fix, too. I’ve been living with it inoperative since I bought the car…

Carpe Idler

1995 Jaguar XJR

I took the XJR across on the ferry today to show a potential purchaser. All went well, but the minute he went on his way, the idler pulley for the supercharger seized and immediately went to pieces. How’s that for timing?

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Unmovable Jaguars

1995 Jaguar XJR

If it’s so easy to get “suckered” into buying a used Jaguar of recent vintage, why is it so hard to find someone else to do so when it’s time for it to go?

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The Allure of the Jaguar

1995 Jaguar XJR

Among certain enthusiasts, the call of the Jaguar isn’t a snarl, it’s a sweet siren’s song. It lures us towards the rocks where we’ll inevitably be smashed, yet we’re powerless to resist.

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