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I Can’t Afford A New (Or Even Nearly New) Jaguar — So I Bought Shares In Tata Motors.

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by Anura Guruge


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** 1989 V-12 XJS …
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Click to access the Tata Web site.

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Click to ENLARGE. The cars and trucks — not including the Jaguars and Land Rovers — made by Tata.


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TTM page from ‘MarketWatch’. Click to ENLARGE and view here. Use this link to access MarketWatck: http://www.marketwatch.com

Indian Tata Motors have owned the Jaguar Land Rover brand since 2008.

So, given that I can’t afford a new Jaguar I decided that I would do the next best thing — buy a few shares in Tata Motors, the 17th largest ‘car’ company in the world with revenues of US $42 billion.

Having spent a lot of time in India I am no stranger to Tata. Plus the name, an offshoot from a former acronym, is one very familiar to Sinhalese, like I, from Sri Lanka. ‘Tata’, or ‘Tatta’, means father — not that dissimilar to the yiddish word.

So this is the same logic I used with Sony. I can’t afford the Sony A7 RII or the Sony RX10 II (which I really would like to own) — so I bought a few SNE shares, i.e., Sony stock in the U.S.

TTM is the U.S. ‘version’ (i.e., ADS — American Depository Stock) of the Tata shares. It, at around $30 – $32, is not that expensive — say to Apple, Amazon or NetFlix. It has taken a hit of late but that is true of most stock.

So, I now have some affinity with Jaguar — shareholder PLUS two old Jags.

That Jaguar brand is owned by an Indian company only bothers me some. India to me is still the British Raj. The largest country in our glorious British Commonwealth. So there is still British in it. It isn’t like if it was owned by a Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Kraut company. So I am OK with the Indian ownership SINCE the Jaguar Land Rover COMPANY is still in Britian. 


“Classic Car Show” Portsmouth, NH On Sunday, July 19, 2015 — Presented By “Brit Bits” In Rye.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> “Brit Bits” May 2015.
>> “Brit Bits” Dec. 2014.

++ “Jaguar Diaries” …
** MGB in April 2015 … …

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Click to ENLARGE and savor here. Use link below to access the “Brit Bits” page for the event.

Click here to access “Brit Bits” Webpage for this event, inc. car entry form.


Well we actually have two cars that do qualify, the 1989 black V-12 XJS and the 1968 British Racing Green MGB. Though they are both in great shape and has it happened Devanee & I took them both out for a spin today, neither are in real show condition and I never plan to get them as such. To me the joy and point of having these cars is to drive them — as much as I can, and we do.

Plus this Summer I learnt something else about myself. I really have no interest taking my car to car shows. No it is not a case of sour grapes in that I do have two cars that would be admired by many at shows. It is just that having people look at my cars and having to answer questions about them doesn’t really turn me on. Yes, as ever, it also comes down to TIME. I would rather drive the cars than have them sitting around. So we haven’t gone to any shows though we could have gone to plenty. But I might enter the XJS in the Sandwich Fair parade. Will have to get Deanna to look into that.

Anywho. Thought you might want to know about this show. Enjoy.


“The Jaguar Diaries” Blog Slowly Starts To Get Content.

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by Anura Guruge


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“The Jaguar Diaries” — A New Website For The Two Cats.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Shake-down
for the XJS.
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Burgundy 2002 red Jaguar XJ8.
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Black V12 XJS.
>> B-Boys
who take care of our Jags.
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Two ‘blackish’ V12 Cats in Alton.
>> 2 XJ8s by
“European Cars”.
>> New Jaguar XJ.

>> Jaguar Association, Andover, MA.

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Click to access “The Jaguar Diaries” website.


Early days.
It was just set up today.
Bookmark it and go back.
Devanee wants to run it! This should be fun.
I will make sure that it will have (fun) content.


Black 1989 Jaguar XJS Goes To B-Boys (In Barnstead, NH) For A Thorough Shake-Down.

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by Anura Guruge

 


Related posts:
>>
Burgundy 2002 red Jaguar XJ8.
>> 
Black V12 XJS.
>> B-Boys
who take care of our Jags.
>>
Two ‘blackish’ V12 Cats in Alton.
>> 2 XJ8s by
“European Cars”.
>> New Jaguar XJ.

>> Jaguar Association, Andover, MA.

++++ Search ‘Jaguar many other posts >>>>


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With Owner Paul Bousquet, quite the guy. Very nice person. I am very happy to have met him.


Very happy with the XJS. It goes good and most of the time it just purrs and growls like it should. Love the way the V-12 just levels out hills. But it is a 26-year old car and there is, of course, always a list of things that could or should get done. So had made an appointment with Paul Bousquet, last week, for me to bring it in this Thursday for a thorough shake-down so that we can come up with a prioritized list of work to be done — commensurate with my current budget. Not much really wrong with it. The main thing is that a central transmission bush ned to be replaced. $14.60 part. Yes, a couple of hours of labor. Like all good V-12 there are oil leaks. Paul is going to steam clean it to see where it is coming from. Some metal work at the back that needs to be taken care of. That is about it. I am still pretty happy.

So glad that we found B-Boys. Not sure who would have done work on the Jags IF I hadn’t found them. Paul impresses me no end. Very nice guy.


Jaguar Unveils The High-Tech, ‘We Know How To Beat The Germans’, New 2016 XJ.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>>
Burgundy 2002 red Jaguar XJ8.
>> 
Black V12 XJS.
>> B-Boys
who take care of our Jags.
>>
Two ‘blackish’ V12 Cats in Alton.
>> 2 XJ8s by
“European Cars”.

>> Jaguar Association, Andover, MA.

++++ Search ‘Jaguar many other posts >>>>


These images are directly from Jaguar.
Click here to access Jaguar USA site.
Check it out.
Your eyes will THANK you.
Your heart will beat faster and your brain will do somersaults.


From ‘GizMag’. Click to access very good, informative article.


I will never be able to afford one of these. Of course I would love one. I will NOT live long enough to see their prices drop to a level that would meet my meager funds. But that is OK. Just love that Jaguar is resurgent and strident. Plus we know how to beat the Germans. We have done it twice and can do it again with this one.