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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Jaguar XK is history
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 02, 2015 04:06PM

Some of you may already know about it.

[www.chicagotribune.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2015 04:07PM by MGBV8.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Jaguar XK is history
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: December 02, 2015 04:30PM

Link go to "log in page" unable access. googled article and the read the article. The XK's were discontinued last year or earlier. The first series (x-100) & second series(X-150) were slightly different in engine size and exterior features. The XK'S are still beautiful. Perhaps I am biased, but "what the hell" :-)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2015 04:42PM by kstevusa.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3807 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Jaguar XK is history
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 03, 2015 12:24PM

Link worked for me. I don not have an account with the Tribune.

2015 is the last model year. Beautiful car, great lines.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Jaguar XK is history
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: December 03, 2015 02:32PM

The link triggered an ad on my terminal. Read the article after Googled and the new F-type is now the Sport GT rep.. I may be prejudice , but the Coupe has better lines than the "Vert". Bond even drove a Aston Martin DB7? based on the Jaguar XK8 platform (both owned by Ford) at that time. The F-Type will have a good run also.Safety Faster!


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
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09/09/2011 10:06AM

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1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: Jaguar XK is history
Posted by: DonB
Date: December 20, 2015 12:01PM

Hi Fellows,
Think the first Aston Martin driven by the Bond character was a DB5. His first car was a lake Blue Sunbeam Alpine series II (Dr. No -1962)

There is a google site that lists every car driven in all the Bond movies by Bond, police, bad guys..... Jeeps to Alphas, BMWs to AMCs, Bentleys.... one of Bond's female helpers drove a Tan MG-B (Hong Kong's MI6 agent Mary Goodnight in "Man with the Golden Gun"). The list is amazin,

Fun/quick read on a cold Dec. day!
Bones


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Jaguar XK is history
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: December 20, 2015 03:30PM

Thanks Don for info. I googled the link and it should be attached. The car I mentioned was the the DBS V12.. the one just prior was a V12 Vanquish. Both were off the XK8 Platform. Merry Christmas![www.007james.com]


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