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RealRides of WNY - 1970 Jaguar XJ6

August 19, 2018

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Jaguar XJ6

Look closely at the photo at the top of the page and you’ll see West Seneca’s Kristen Lorentz polishing the front of her 1970 Jaguar XJ6, seen here on a recent Friday at one of Striker’s Lanes' weekly cruise nights in West Seneca. Purchased last November (from Lotus of WNY), the XJ6 has Jaguar’s 4.2-litre inline-six engine which is connected to a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic. Four-wheel disc brakes (not so unusual now, but a rarity in 1970), leather upholstery (matched not only for grade and color, but also for grain and texture — according to Jaguar), and a dashboard made from hand-rubbed burled walnut, were all standard equipment. Keeping an eye on her as she wipes away that dust is Kristen’s husband, the perhaps ironically-named Lucas, whose moniker appears here and there on the XJ6’s electrical components.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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