Rather like the film Sideways, the pair drove around the French wine-making districts in the XJS, sampling and describing the local produce. Two handmade wine racks were fitted in the boot.
It’s quite a project, and one I have been party to. Unfortunately, though, I am unable to tell you the winner because the issue will not come out until several days after this newspaper is printed, and I’ve been expressly forbidden to tell anyone. All I can reveal at this stage is that they’ve got it wrong.
We fully expect to be seen on the podium at every race!
As usual, every visitor said they thought the Series 3 XJ was the best saloon Jaguar ever made – for looks inside and out.
Our Top Gear-featured XJS got a lot of attention and again there was general agreement that the model is destined to be a classic – possibly even outshining the E type! KWE, of course, sets out to make these excellent cars reliable and practical for renewed everyday use.
New Jags for old by Michael Hanlon
‘Ah, that’s more like it’, my wife said as I picked her up at the lights. It was pouring with rain and she slid appreciatively into acres of squishy magnolia leather before checking her reflection in the mirror-finished wooden dash.
Our last posh review car had been a swanky BMW convertible. Shiny and new, it had all the buttons, went like the clappers, looked utterly glam, yet for some mysterious reason was rather unlovable (like, one suspects, many BMW drivers).