Here is the 1963 Jaguar XK-E mentioned in today’s column.
Zero to 60 in 7.4 seconds.
Top speed “150-plus mph.”
3.8 liter double overhead cam six, 265 horses, 260 pound-fet of torque. It goes fast, and when you want it to go faster, it goes faster faster.
And look at that curvy body.
I helpfully told the owner that if he wanted to avoid the inevitable nasty squabbles over the car between his heirs he could bequeath the Jag to the Northern California Columnists Fund. Of which I happen to be sole member and treasurer.