Formerly 'Rambling with a cantankerous old mule"
… ready to cruise proudly into the sunset.
For the last few weeks I’ve been driving past this old car, which finds herself standing lonely in a local car dealership. Finally I stopped to try to capture something of her old-world charm and former glory. It turns out she is a Jaguar 3.8 Mk2 saloon, dating back to the late 1950s, early 1960s. I love her lines, her beautifully-crafted interior, her grace …
In its heyday the Mk2 was capable of going from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.5 seconds and could reach a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h). According to a British website dedicated to the 3.8 “Mk2s were popular with high-speed drivers who frequented either side of the legal divide – beloved of bank robbers and underworld hoods due to its useful pace and agility, the police could only follow suit in stripped 3.8s, to give themselves half a chance in keeping up with the bad lads.”
But here this one stands waiting for someone to buy her, pamper her, show her off and appreciate her for who she was created to be all those years ago.