The boys and I were walking through a parking lot in Wake Forest, NC, when we chanced upon a woman placing her groceries in the trunk of this beautiful car. I couldn’t help asking her about it. “Ma’am, I used to have an XJ-S. Would you mind if I took a picture of your car?” She said, “Sure, as long as I’m not in the picture.” For the next five minutes we swapped stories about our cars. She and her husband only drive it once in a while. It’s kind of a special events car. But as we spoke one common experience was evident. We both commiserated about the high cost of maintaining the V12. Even so, it was nice to experience this iconic car again.