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posted on June 11, 2021

Stave off boredom with these pretty pictures

Still bored in the house? All quarantine long we’ve been bringing you regular moments of zen in the form of some of our most favorite motorcars from around the Turo marketplace. We like cars, you like cars, so let’s look at some cars.

This is a 1984 Jaguar XJS coupe, a model that served as Jaguar’s top-of-the-line grand tourer from 1975 all the way to 1996. Kyle’s Jaguar XJS “HE” denotes the “high-efficiency” 5.3L V12, a smooth-pulling engine that was more efficient than the outgoing V12, as well as more powerful — 265 horsepower for this North American version. thirty seven years into this car’s life, the design of the XJS still cuts a dignified figure with its rear flying buttresses, especially in this green color.

The XJS cost around $35,000 in 1984, nearly $90,000 in today’s money. So it’s an exclusive luxury cruiser with a proper high-end interior with burled elm panels and remarkably modern features for the era. Well before complicated infotainment systems came along, Jaguar introduced a new digital trip computer in the XJS’s center console with a configurable display that swapped between trip info like “instant” fuel economy, average fuel economy, average speed, and distance. Though these details may not stand out today, as a package, this classic Jaguar offers a stylish and elegant experience that’ll keep you feeling cool and comfortable cruising around New England.


Steven is an avid car guy and content maker at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.