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I picked up this old Jaguar XK8 a few months ago as a winter project as the Esprit is all sorted ( for now ) . The mechancial bits are all done now and it runs like a dream.  As it's the Queens Birthday coming up and the paintwork was looking a bit sad, I thought i would be fun to give it a face lift. What do you reckon - Shagadelic or what ?   It will be for sale later in the year at the All British Car Show in Sydney if anyone's interested. :huh:

 

 

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Always liked the Hesketh colous, very British yet subtle. Never was a Mike Myres fan.

 

But good luck with it, when is the British show ?

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Awesome. What can I say, it shouts "Do you think I'm sexy baby? YEAH!"


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Took me a while to find it, but a few years ago I came across the real Shaguar

 

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They used an XK8 convertable in a later movie too, it's a fine line between tacky and fun ( Just like Austin Powers ) but the paintwork needed covering up and it was an easy solution. I  used Avery Dennison SC900 vinyl which is guaranteed not to fade for 8 years and apparently peels off quite easily with a heat-gun.  Fingers crossed !

 

It certainly puts people into two camps, you either like it or you don't.  I havn't decided yet, but I have a heat-gun in the garage just in case.  We have three British cars now, the red Esprit Turbo, blue XK8 and a white Landrover. We have found that the biggest advantage is that we don't accidentally switch on the windscreen wipers when changing between cars. :smoke:


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I really like that. :thumbup:


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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It certainly puts people into two camps, .

 

Camp is probably the right word.  When I was university a long time ago such as when you could still buy new Lotus Elan Sprints, a mate had a Mini Countryman with a Union Jack paint job and "Paul' patriotic passion wagon" written on the sides.

 

I like it.


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I love it!   Perfectly tacky!  :P  :)

 

Make sure you enter it in some time trials/TSD rallies, parades, tours, etc.!   :)


Tony K. :)

 

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