1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible – SAJNW4845LC169745. Pacific Northwest car with 104,900 miles.
Power soft-top; power windows; original books. Wear consistent with age and mileage – small split in the soft-top; cruise control inoperable; etc. Always starts right up; engine runs smooth; transmission shifts nice; brakes feel good; serviceable tires; etc. Good looking car and fair value for the money.
1996 Toyota Century VG40 VG40-015219. Nice condition with 58k miles (92,575 kilometers). Runs and drives well with cold AC.
Equipped with a 4.0 liter hemi-head V-8. High specification E-Type( VG40-GEPQE) features adjustable air suspension; cloth seats with heating and power-controlls. Rear seats recline and feature ‘massage’ and the left-rear passenger can control the left-front power seat and is afforded a pass-through foot-rest for the ultimate legroom. Other features include power wing-windows front and rear; ashtray and cigarette lighter at each seat; adjustable lighting at each seat. Dictaphone and controls for seats / AC / radio built into the rear center armrest. Chrome bumpers and classic fender-mirrors (power adjustable).
Does have a couple sq. in. of rust in the rocker behind the right-front wheel – a minor negative on an otherwise very clean car.
The pinnacle of 1960’s Japanese design & engineering – The Toyota Way.
Here is a very similar Toyota Century imported in 2020.
1959 Citroën 2CV 469156 – sold new in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Factory electronic windshield wipers and distinctive corrugated bonnet and suicide doors common to the early cars.
Powered by a 425cc air-cooled opposed-twin motor friving the front wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission and Trafficlutch – a centrifugal clutch that allows the driver to come to a stop while leaving the transmission in gear. When time you go, simply pull-away by pressing on the accelerator and the centrifugal clutch engages and away you go. Shifting into higher gears is done with the conventional floor-mounted clutch pedal.
2CV are known to be durable and easily serviced. With about 12hp on-tap (when new) I’ll get you up to around 80km/h. You’ll get there in style …at a leisurely pace.
Here is a fine synopsis of the 2CV experience. Similar specification car also with the centrifugal clutch.