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My name is James Love.
We share a love for one of the most tempermental of cat species, the Jaguar XJ-S.
My fondest childhood memory was dad allowing me to steer his mid-80’s XJ-S.
As an adult, I have been an XJ-S owner for 15 years and counting.
I have been a frequent observer, learner and contributor to the various Jaguar forums.
I've been featured on Jay Leno's Garage with my modified 1989 Jaguar XJ-S.
I am NOT an expert.
In fact, half of the time I experimentally carry out a project only to learn along the way.
I keep the desired outcome in mind until it works.
The following are my sentiments of the Jaguar XJ-S...
No car has captivated the right side of my brain & attention more.
You may feel the same.
The XJ-S has an inherently subtle aesthetic.
"But it's no E-Type" they say.
It may not exhibit "sex" as overtly as the E-Type, nor would I want it to.
Rather, it's a classy seductress that does take a more evolved mind to apprise it's timeless beauty.
Coventry had successfully encapsulated all of the charm & pedigree with the XJ-S.
While it's no secret that automakers have drawn design cues from one another, the XJ-S detoured in it's own design direction.
It's bastardized buttress would later come to be appreciated.
And we do.
It was a brave design, all the while adhering to its mounting safety-hurdles being mandated at the time in the U.S.
At first glance, the 5.3 Litre V-12 power plant was intricate by design.
It's wiring resembled that of the space shuttle systems for those who aren't familiar.
You may say it's a mess.
I say it was ahead of it's time and brilliant.
A sophisticated engine for those with a sophisticated mind.
The abnormally large V12 emblem sported on the rear hatch threatens other drivers.
A witness of an XJ-S now becomes a victim.
They struggle to hide their covetous feelings as the XJ-S graces them.
A hypnotic magnetism commences within them.
It’s presence felt long after it’s wake.
Enough of my thoughts.
Why did I make this BLOG?
Because I truly love these cars.
You do NOT need to be a mechanic to work on your XJ-S.
Do not be discouraged. The online Jaguar community is generally very helpful.
Read my BLOG and take note of my trials and tribulations on various projects.
I will only write about what I know and have tried. I will not speculate.
I established this as a basis for which to draw reference, and I hope by sharing, that I can help you succeed with your project.
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