Getting better with age

Posted: January 18, 2008 by The Car Spy in General, Jaguar
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My Grandad had one of these! 

There are some cars that are born to be classics. We didn’t know it at the time but that funny-looking Porsche 356 spawned the iconic 911 that we all know and love today – but who would have believed that the shape would still be recognised after 40-odd years?  Is it a ‘classic’ because it was always considered beautiful? Hardly, but it does have that unique appeal that has endured the test of time and of course that legendary build-quality. Then there are those cars that enter our lives like the mayfly only to be referred to by future generations as a ‘timeless classic’. The Jaguar XK8 is a ‘classic example’.

 We were just talking the other day about how some cars look their best as soon as production is  discontinued.  Even a 1996 ‘P’ reg XK8 looks special. There’s a purity in the design which when the car was launched seemed to go unnoticed. Get one in the right colour (there are some dodgy red’s) with sensible miles, look after it and we reckon collectors will be swooning over them in years to come.  Best news of all is that you can buy one for the price of a shed from Homebase – ok a conservatory with double glazing then. We know what we would rather be driving!

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