1: Tragedy!!! The nightmare every V12 owner fears. John's small engine fire occurred not long after buying the coupe. Fortunately, a hardware store was nearby where a fire extinguisher was handy. It was a small fire, and didn't even singe the paint.
Photo 2: Oh well... at least this is a sight we don't see too often and everything worked out fine for John. It could have been much worse !
Photo 3: To celebrate, John took the repaired XJC on a 2000 mile trip through Maine, NH, Vermont and Western Massachusetts - as the car was off the road all summer (2002).
Everything was replaced and the car now runs fantastic.
Photo 4: A great photo of John's XJC.... Taken at a boat ramp, Belfast, Maine. We wish him continued happy motoring.