Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

1955 Jaguar XK140 Roadster. Photo courtesy

There are only a select few automobile manufacturers in the world that possess an elaborate sense of design when it comes to sports cars. Jaguar is one of them. I first saw one of these cars in the early 1980’s in Seattle, Washington. It was an extraordinary thing of beauty priced considerably outside of my beer budget.

Champagne taste on a beer budget, my father used to say.

I wanted a Jaguar, but could only afford a used British Leyland MGB. I sat tight, drank less Canadian beer, and saved my hard-earned cash. Only two years later, I bought my first and only 1968 Jaguar E-type Roadster – another beautiful creation by the folks at Jaguar.

This particular 1955 Jaguar XK140 roadster is actually up for sale in the Montreal, Quebec area of Canada. Selling Price? $295,495.00 Canadian. A bit steep for my taste 😉

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