Jaguar XKE

XKE The XKE is one of the most cherished European cars of all time. Its shape is considered by many to be ahead of its time, still to this day. Its final two years fall within the smog-era— 1973, 1974. The ’74 version made Time Magazine’s list of the Top 50 Worst Cars of All […]
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Jaguar XJ6

    XJ6 The second generation of the XJ6 was bowing for model year 1973. In the U.S., the only body style at this point was a 4-door sedan. Wheelbase was about 109 inches. Curb weight was about 3750lbs. Power disc brakes were standard. It was motivated by a 4.2L I6 with twin 1bbl Stromberg […]
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Jaguar XJS

XJS The XJS appeared for the 1976 model year. It sat on a 102 inch wheelbase and featured a long hood/short deck layout with 2+2 seating. The steering system was a rack & pinion style with the brakes being 4-wheel disc. Its best known feature was the 5.3L SOHC EFI V12 engine. For the original […]
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European Marques

European Marques of the Smog-Era European cars were coming on strong in the 70s. Most found in the U.S. are federally-certified vehicles. However….. Popular in the 70s and early 80s were ‘grey market’ vehicles. These were European-spec vehicles imported via means other than the manufacturer’s dealer network. Sometimes the vehicle imported this way was legalized […]
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