That’s not a crossover

This is a crossover:

1959 Jaguar Foxbat

The owner of this Jaguar XK150 wanted to haul more than just ass; he had a couple of Labradors to schlep around. So he replaced the Jag’s curvy but small rear with the back end of a Morris Minor Traveler, and declared the resulting, um, hybrid to be the “Foxbat,” a wicked-fast shooting brake long before Audi or Mercedes or Cadillac picked up on the idea.

The Foxbat, powered by Jaguar’s 3.4-litre twincam six, will be auctioned off at Goodwood later this month by Bonhams, where it’s expected to bring somewhere over £30,000.


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 September 2011 · 12:03 pm

    Part of me thinks it’s cool, part of me thinks it’s the automotive equivalent of a mullet haircut: “Town in the front, country in the back”?

  2. McGehee »

    6 September 2011 · 2:08 pm

    “I say, Nigel. Surf’s up!”

  3. fillyjonk »

    6 September 2011 · 2:17 pm

    The official vehicle of the band known as The Strand Boys.

  4. McGehee »

    6 September 2011 · 2:56 pm

    “I wish they all could be South Dorchester girls!”

  5. CGHill »

    6 September 2011 · 3:01 pm

    Essex girls are hip; I really lurve those styles they sport.

  6. McGehee »

    6 September 2011 · 3:53 pm

    And the Brighton girls with the way they dance, they make me frolic and cavort.

  7. CGHill »

    6 September 2011 · 8:07 pm

    The Midlands barons’ daughters really make me feel sublime.

  8. McGehee »

    6 September 2011 · 11:08 pm

    And with those Scottish girls and their heathen burr, I’m always singing Auld Lang Syne.

RSS feed for comments on this post