Barn Find! Jaguar XJ-S V12

Major Waffle 70s cars

The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Devon is a real treat for those wanting to take a step back in time. From the wonderfully restored ghost train to my personal favourite, the bumper cars, Dingles is well worth a visit.

But the star attraction for me happens to be gathering dust at the back of barn. In fact, you could quite easily miss it! I'm talking about a rather splendid Jaguar XJ-S which doesn't appear to have been used in over a decade. Largely free of rot, the Jaguar seems very original but sadly looks a little more tired each time I see it. I have no idea how mechanically sound it is, but I would seriously love to get my hands on it. In fact, I think it would make for a rather lovely PetrolBlog long termer! But I understand the car is not for sale, so I'll just have to go on dreaming!

In the meantime, here's a short video taken on the phone. I think you'll agree, she's very special.