What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled How much do you love Jules Verne?

Probably less than this guy. James Love is a bit infamous in the XJ-S community for his Verne-styled dually Jag (rebuilt 5.3 V12 with a 4l80e swap) with a custom camper made out of a Lear. He drives it around the country in appropriately ridiculous costume. 1000000% not my thing but it’s neat to see someone living their best life and I utterly live for the comment threads where lots of 60 year old British men bitch about how he’s ruining a piece of history and the car would be better off crushed.


The funny part is Love has damn near written the book on updating the electronics and such in the XJS to make it, y’know, reliable enough to tow a fuckin jet around the country, thus making himself a larger benefit to the community than the combined effort of every stodgy old geezer meticulously waxing the rubber door seals on their 1200mi convertible garage queens.

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