I’m now a Jag Man. This means I follow all things Jag-related quite closely. Like the current project car that Harry Metcalfe is having restored over on his Harry’s Garage YouTube channel. It’s a stunning XJ Coupe that’s just come out of the paint booth. And Harry picked one hell of a shade of green for it to wear.
This is a V12 XJC. In the beginning portion of the video, you can see that the engine has been completely cleaned up and rebuilt. It’s both a terrifying and glorious piece of machinery sitting there sedately on a palette. When I was shopping for my own old Jaguar, I considered a few V12 options. The idea was exciting and awful, and I’m happy I’ve wound up with what I’ve got. Still, something about the words “Jaguar” and “V12” just makes the heart sing. Yes, while making the wallet weep. Forget that part for a moment though because take in that paintwork!
This is a proper green on a proper car. Once it’s all buttoned up Harry’s Jag is going to be an amazing head-turner.