Claremore Driveway: Jaguar XF Portfolio

1524827_480784042041403_841198344_nI got my first Jag about 20 years ago.  Paid  $7000 at auction.  It was a piece of junk. Had been wrecked and poorly repaired (this was way before Car Fax), but I didn’t care.  I was in love. She made you feel good just to look at her. And just sitting in the front seat was a joy. It was all so soft and it smelled so good! All that leather (Connolly Hydes) and enough wood to build a barn.

Over the years, I learned to be something of a Jaguar expert and have handled dozens of them.  The new ones aren’t as exotic as the old XJS, but they aren’t as quirky either. Now they’re rated by Consumer Reports as one of the most dependable cars built.

Though I don’t handle many Jaguars today, I do know people who know people, and when the right deal and the right car comes along, I’ll still take the plunge.

photoToday we’re driving a Jaguar Racing Green XF Portfolio Sedan. The interior is covered. Covered! With glove-soft British Tan  leather. The dash, the console, the doors, the steering wheel, all covered with Hyde (except for the rick of wood scattered about). Even the headliner is suede.

These run about $60k new; my comfort zone is $30k to $40k  for one that’s been used a year or so.  This one works.

By the way,  She’s for sale!

My name is Robby Melton. I’m old enough to qualify for a “senior coke” at McDonalds and don’t have to work anymore, but find myself here on the lot most days because that’s where the cars are. That advertising slogan,  “We sell cars for fun,” is not far off-base for my brother and me. photo copy

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