picture postThe somber sight of decaying prestige

1989 Jaguar XJ6 demo


1989 Jaguar XJ6 demo

Trips to salvage yards is always a lot of fun but, I think, it’s a special treat coming across luxury vehicles, such as this 1989 Jaguar XJ6. Sitting on blocks seems cruelly emblematic of a caged and declawed cat.

1989 Jaguar XJ6 demo

In 1989, buying an XJ6 ran just under $45,000—for the entry model. It’s hard not to imagine it new on the showroom floor or being stared at enviously by a coworker. Appearing to be in decent order, it was no doubt rendered salvage by a repair bill.