Since a few people asked for photos of my Dad’s car restorations, here’s the final of his latest project, a 1970 Jaguar 2+2, whatever the hell that means. (I am an auto Philistine, I admit. I look at the car and go “Ooo…purty.” Details beyond that go right over my head.)

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Hot kitty on kitty action!

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The cat contemplates what is under the hood.

It’s lovely. (I could never drive a car like this, mind you. I’d sit in the driveway with my knuckles dead white in terror at what I might do to the beast, and then I’d need to go lie down for a bit. My dream car comes pre-destroyed so that I don’t have to worry about trashing it. But I still think these are neat lookin’.) Dad doesn’t generally take before photos, so I have no idea how much of an epic transformation this may be, although some of ’em are pretty damn epic–the convertible of my youth has gone from a chicken coop to something almost recognizeable as a car. His current project is a ’69 2+2, but he says it won’t be so impressive when finished, since the body is too badly trashed.

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