Google Maps & the Truncated Jag

For the last few months or so, I have been missing the XJ40 Jaguars I once owned. While the SAAB convertible is quick and fun to drive in warm weather, it is not really my style. Zippy cars are fun for an occasional quick burst of speed. But for someone who drives the speed limit and doesn’t race cars for a living, the Jaguar’s smooth suspension and comfortable seats are what works best for me.


With all of that in mind, I was pleasantly surprised to find a picture of our white 1990 Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40) parked in front of our house on Google Maps. The picture was taken back in 2013 when we still owned it. Notice how Google’s camera truncated the Jag. It’s kinda cute in a weird way. I once had a stuffed pillow shaped like a Porsche 911. The picture reminds me of that. And, yes, that is the front of the car you see. (Notice the single wiper on the windshield.)

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