Sunday, November 02, 2008

William Lyons is spinning in his grave

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned seeing my second favorite car... The Jaguar Mk II sedan.
From Jaguar Mk2

So today I'm browsing through eBay looking at cars I can't afford to either buy or maintain and I run across this... this... clusterfuck. There's no other word to describe it.





Here's the description:

Dare to be different with this one!!!!!! Car started life as a 4 door 1962 Jaguar Mk2. The car is chopped 5 1/2 inches and is mated to an s-10 chassis. This car has a fresh 355 chevy motor and full race t-350 transmission.The motor is an 010 block w/4 bolt main, 58cc heads,noisey gears, scat crank,blue racer cam 284 grind. Roller rockers,750 holly,edlebrock intake and a 750 holley, s-10 v8 conversion headers,new aluminum radiator and lincoln mk3 cooling fan and 0 miles(has been test run) chassis is c notched,and air bagged with fb system, has 4 wheel disc with zinc plated slotted and drilled rotors, upper tubular a arms. Rear end is from 2000 blazer and has new posi unit and 373 gears.Wheels are new 18" Corvette on the back and new 15" Mickey Thompson Skinnies on the front.Car comes with lots of parts, if serious I can e-mail a list to you. I have owned this car for approx 14 years and originally bought it in Arizona which is where it is titled. It's current home is in North Carolina. The hard work is done! Body work needs finishing,interior needs finishing. Let's just say it is a work in progress. The drivetrain is complete as is the exhaust system, but must be wired(new harness included) and plumbed to run and drive. Every one that sees this car freaks out and can't figure out what it is...old ford,mercury...what??? This car will truely attract attention and I don't believe there is another like it. Being a project it is sold as-is where is. Hate to see it go, new business and space require it does.. You finish the way you want, Rat rod, Hot rod, Custom.......Vehicle is listed locally, and seller reserves the right to end auction early if sold.

1962 Jaguar Mk 11 on eBay.

I can't believe someone did this to a poor defenseless Jag.

12 comments:

Tony said...

yeah that's a shame. Show's what too much Miller High Life can do to you...

Anonymous said...

You know, except for the rake, and the goofy scoop, and the 'Saoutchik Delahaye' (or am I being too polite) rear fenders, I could live with it... Oh yeah... Except for the S-10 chassis and the Chevy engine, also. Regards, CJD

Joey B said...

Tony... I'm thinking it was caused by something more along the lines of moonshine that will blind you.

Joey B said...

CJD... the only thing about the car I think that remains worthwhile is the lights. Of course, he'll probably want to replace them with BMW style angel eyes.

Jeffrey Byrnes said...

That is such a shame! That car could have been restored by you and turned into a master piece and a fine antique. What a sad sad cry for attention.

Keep antique car collectors away from the moonshine!

Jeff

Scott aka Florida Native Musings said...

Damn Joey I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes looking at this. What a waste....

Yours in the Bond

holyokenow said...

thats worse than scrapping all the jags just to get the rear-ends out of them.

Well it didn't sell, anyway

DangerDave said...

What a shame that people are afraid to step out of their comfort zone and break out a sheet of steel and a cut off wheel and use thier imagination to build a cool work of art like this the starting car is super ugly and now its something worth buying!!!!

Anonymous said...

miller high life really??? look guys i personaly know the 17 year old kid that worked his a$$ off to buy this car id watch out because i know he means business when that cut off wheel hits the metal and i also know that his mind is set to build some of the coolest stuff around you better have a backup mind because he will have this car so itll blow the one you have miller high life makes you lose inovatin its more of mountain dew and monster thats gonna finish this car

Joey B said...

Awesome Anon... How about you send me a link to his build thread on whatever forum you'd put this pile of shit on.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I looked at some angel eyes for it today:)

Tim Hanna said...

The general shape of this thing is actually outstanding. the scoop and the stance are pig ugly, to me anyway, but the direction is spot on. Well done. As for those who go on about ruining a good car - write to the people who make crushers and take it up with them.