James McLynas of Tampa, Florida likes neat old stuff as much as the rest of us, so when he saw a neglected, but remarkably unique, automobile on an episode of American Pickers, he was intrigued, but simply left it as a mental footnote by the next commercial break.
My youth spent with a beautiful but temperamental British motorcar
Vintage Jaguar ownership is all about looks, style and exclusivity. Temper that with a healthy dose of reality for those times you'll spend sitting on it's bumper waiting for a tow truck to arrive.
I managed to snap this one at the Cars In the Park event here in Portland, OR that was part of the Allure of the Automobile museum exhibition in 2011. The subject is a 300sl roadster owned by a fellow member of the local MBCA group, who happens to be one helluva nice guy.