A couple of weeks ago a friend took delivery of a new Jag and there’s no doubt that it’s a rather nice car but somehow it just doesn’t do all that much for me.

It’s luxurious, comfortable, full of safety features and expensive but … where’s the passion?.

If I had that sort of money to spend on a car I just might buy a Jag too but I wouldn’t be heading for the nearest Jag dealer; I’d be heading for Shannons November auction because they have two beautiful Jags.

They might be almost 30 years old and not as luxurious as a modern Jag but they come with loads of passion.

1971 Jaguar E-type

The first Jag is a stunning red 1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 Roadster and it is expected to bring somewhere between $140,000 and $160,000.

Jaguar XK120

The second Jag is definitely more elegant. It’s an XK120 Roadster that was restored some years ago. It is likely to bring somewhere between $100,000 and $115,000

And the prices for both cars point to another reason why buying an older Jag might be better than buying a new one … these Jags might be old but they are increasing in value.