This is a car that certainly doesn’t fit my collection. Over the years, I’ve only had a handful of non-American made cars. This one was a beauty, though. I bought this very early in the collecting process.
I was going to lunch with my wife one day and we stopped by a car dealer in Scotsdale, AZ afterward. We had a neighbor that worked there and we just wanted to say Hi since we were in the area. He sold a lot of exotic and foreign cars.
This particular car had about 3,900 miles on it. I had never owned a Jaguar before, but I really liked the body lines. The interior was beautiful and it was a very clean car. I took it for a drive with my wife, and we both fell in love with it. This car was a V-12 and the motor ran as smooth as silk. The ride was really fantastic, too. We decided that this would make a fun driver and bought it on the spot.
The car was delivered later that afternoon to our home, and we proceeded to drive it as one of our daily drivers. I kept the car for probably 8 years before selling it to a friend that begged to buy it. We let it go, and he made it his everyday car. It was nice to see it go to a good home.