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I enjoyed my adolescent years during this era and recall waiting towards the end of each year to see what changes were in store for the next model car year. Those were the days when styling changes from year to year were quite dramatic. I recall the most over-the-top design to my mind was the 1959 Buick that looked like something out of Buck Rogers!

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I always though that there was some outer space connection with Buicks.

So many of the drivers had/have blue hair!
 
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To revive this old thread, just found this one for sale, oh my. . .
Used Jaguar XK-Series For Sale Hibernia, NJ - CarGurus
 
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To revive this old thread, just found this one for sale, oh my. . .
Used Jaguar XK-Series For Sale Hibernia, NJ - CarGurus
At least that one has what appears to be authentic Jaguar BBS Detroits on it. But that's about the only positive thing I have to say about it, so we'll just leave it there. Definitely was not a factory-Jaguar special edition car. Here in the US, only true special editions are:

Silverstone (2001)
"100" (2002)
Portfolio (2003-2004?)
Carbon Fibre Edition (2005)
Victory Edition (2006) (4.2-S in the UK)

And since we're talking personal preference, I always found the Portfolios terribly ugly (sorry if I'm offending any Portfolio owners here). The interior just doesn't do it for me. Maybe if the veneer was carbon fibre or piano black I would like it more. But the wood seems out of place with the sporty blue/red leather. Just my
 
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At least that one has what appears to be authentic Jaguar BBS Detroits on it. But that's about the only positive thing I have to say about it, so we'll just leave it there. Definitely was not a factory-Jaguar special edition car. Here in the US, only true special editions are:

Silverstone (2001)
"100" (2002)
Portfolio (2003-2004?)
Carbon Fibre Edition (2005)
Victory Edition (2006) (4.2-S in the UK)

And since we're talking personal preference, I always found the Portfolios terribly ugly (sorry if I'm offending any Portfolio owners here). The interior just doesn't do it for me. Maybe if the veneer was carbon fibre or piano black I would like it more. But the wood seems out of place with the sporty blue/red leather. Just my



Definitely from factory: XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB (XKEC) - Stirling Moss
 
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Perhaps the UK spec cars were factory Jaguar, but in the US I've read that the Stirling Moss cars here came from the UK as standard XKRs and were then modified by Faerber Productions International in CA. Each car is slightly different, and they aren't recognized by the Heritage Trust as being authentic factory-modified special editions.

I can find sources later if people are curious.
 
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At least that one has what appears to be authentic Jaguar BBS Detroits on it. But that's about the only positive thing I have to say about it, so we'll just leave it there. Definitely was not a factory-Jaguar special edition car. Here in the US, only true special editions are:

Silverstone (2001)
"100" (2002)
Portfolio (2003-2004?)
Carbon Fibre Edition (2005)
Victory Edition (2006) (4.2-S in the UK)

And since we're talking personal preference, I always found the Portfolios terribly ugly (sorry if I'm offending any Portfolio owners here). The interior just doesn't do it for me. Maybe if the veneer was carbon fibre or piano black I would like it more. But the wood seems out of place with the sporty blue/red leather. Just my
Agree on the Portfolio, especially the Red edition. The red used for the interior horribly clashes with the red exterior. The Blue edition was not quite as bad.

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Originally Posted by 01Silverstone View Post
Perhaps the UK spec cars were factory Jaguar, but in the US I've read that the Stirling Moss cars here came from the UK as standard XKRs and were then modified by Faerber Productions International in CA. Each car is slightly different, and they aren't recognized by the Heritage Trust as being authentic factory-modified special editions.

I can find sources later if people are curious.
I agree. And if there are only 5 in the world, I've seen all 5 owners putting them up for sale and asking ludicrous prices.

466hp - ok, what was different about the motor to reach that number? Usually the only special editions of any kind of sport (or sport-pretense) car that appreciates measurably are those with different (read - higher performance) motors. Putting fancy stripes and interiors on the same car doesn't really do it for the collector market.
 
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466hp - ok, what was different about the motor to reach that number? Usually the only special editions of any kind of sport (or sport-pretense) car that appreciates measurably are those with different (read - higher performance) motors. Putting fancy stripes and interiors on the same car doesn't really do it for the collector market.
Or, if the same 4.2, then what did they do to that one that we cannot do to our own? I would love to eek out some extra ponies...
 
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The Sterling Moss Edition was concocted by a Dealer with over rated performance numbers. There is q real oddball shaped "Sterling Moss signed" plastic panel mounted inside the trunk lid. Sterling Moss himself said that he had nothing at all to do with this dealer addition. The "Lambo" hinges can be purchased one Ebay.
That car has been for sale for years.
 
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Or, if the same 4.2, then what did they do to that one that we cannot do to our own? I would love to eek out some extra ponies...
From what I've read, the claimed boost in performance was a result of a Borla exhaust system and a pulley upgrade or something. I really doubt it makes the power they claim it does.
 
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^that much extra power from a Borla? If that were true - which it most definitely is not - there would be several testimonials to the awesome power of Borla pipes on this forum.

I hope whoever might be considering buying one of those phonies looks here for information first.
 
 
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