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Jay Leno checks out a Jaguar XKE

  • Detail of an automatic gear shifter in a new, modern car. Modern car interior with close-up of automatic transmission and cockpit background


It’s becoming more and more obvious why Jay Leno wanted to retire from late-night talk show hosting: he needed more time to take awesome cars for a test drive.
The latest ridiculously exotic addition to his garage was a delicious, 100 per cent original Jaguar XKE. reports that Leno Jay Leno, a long-time Jaguar enthusiast, has a special section of his garage devoted entirely to the famed British marque. With his sizeable classic Jaguar collection on display, the “Denim Chin” proudly shows off one of the latest additions to his vast collection: a nearly all-original 1963 Jaguar XKE.

Leno bought the car from its first owner, a woman who owned it for nearly 50 years.
“The most amazing thing?” Leno says. “Even the clock still works.”
For an old Jag, that’s almost unheard of.
In fact, the car looks nearly the same as it did when it first left the factory.
Leno has no plans to modify the car in any way. This time, it’s all about being a real “time warp car.”
Watch the YouTube video, below, to see Jay Leno wax euphoric about the Jag … and then take it for a spin.

  • Jay Leno checks out a Jaguar XKE
  • Jay Leno checks out a Jaguar XKE
  • Jay Leno checks out a Jaguar XKE