Genuinely pleased to meet you and it is a nice surprise your responding.
Great photo of you there!
You appear just as I imagined, delightful and charming!
Ah, the way this place used to be and as I remembered…god, it’s been 20yrs.
Feel as if I know you merely from your site.
Jeez…call me a fan??
Recently returned upon living abroad all that time, returning with nothing and lost everybody.
So what’s the first thing I do?? Look for an old Jaguar again of course.
Your site certainly helped motivate, and reminded me how charming it all was during those darkest hours…
Sigh, I knew I would anyway, once these cars are in your blood after all…
Began looking for an XJ-S again and somehow came across your site.
Perhaps time had passed since your initial sale, but once again did BIZARRELY find it on Craigslist in KY, perhaps late 2016?
At any rate, as mentioned, ad ended and lost track.
But boy oh boy did your car get my blood pumping!
Not a pet or vehicle naming kinda guy, however I would have honored your car’s name just the same . Remember you noting your daughter was your photographer and didn’t want to be photographed. Someday she may regret that decision…as we all do later on in life.
I chose a S1 XJ6 in part believing it would be easier to maintain, restore, etc, but it really isn’t.
Rare cars too like the pre-HE.
Now with all apart and restoring all, leaving no stone unturned for a solid driver, eh, a V12 well maintained would have actually been no more difficult or time consuming really, also less expensive.
Sure the V12 requires double of everything and parts are a bit more pricey, and if you need a motor rebuild you’re dead, but the nickel and diming of the XK needs add up just the same.
… although finding a good one would have required more perseverance, patience, and luck.
At any rate, I genuinely hope your health is better and you are well.
A little older and wiser, how these seemingly cliche expressions begin to make perfect sense…ie. if you have your health you have everything.
Thank you for chiming in once again and happy holidays to you.
I’ll always remember that car.
PS: Are you still enjoying your Aston Martin?