Who’s your daddy? Well if you born around 1984 – this XJ650 Turbo might just be your daddy. And we only say that because every lady that was around when this beauty hit the streets was well…tempted. Ask your mom, she knows.
But we digress. This fine example of early eighties decadence has found a new home within the ICON garage. Having spent the last twenty years in a dark storage locker, we rescued the XJ from perpetual slumber. With only 1700 miles on it’s clock, this is a time capsule of what might have been. Sharp lines, dope wheels, and the most stylish seat ever made – the Turbo Seca ruled 1983 with a cast iron fist and 7-8 pounds of glorious boost. All this for the princely sum of $500? Score.
So what are we gonna do with this pewter plastic beauty? Honestly we aren’t quite sure. The mere presence of it’s fine geometry and ultra-clean headers classes up our garage in a much needed manner. It’d be a shame to cut it up. But we’ve done much worse to much better. We’ll keep you posted.
And if you needed even more proof of the absolute awesomeness of the mighty XJ Turbo, check out the following bootlegged clip. Sean Connery, in his last Bond movie, Never Say Never Again. That’s the XJ Turbo with even more plastic affixed to her already plastic covered body. Apparently his has got a bit more than 7 pounds of boost.