And here is a stock picture I took off the Internet that is in color.
It had a 1960 souped up 283 engine with domed pistons, shaved heads, solid lifters, and the biggest carburetor I have ever seen. It would turn over 8000 rpms. I thought it was fast and then we got a visitor.
A high school friend of ours came to see us when he returned from his tour in Vietnam. While over there, he saved all his army pay and when he got home he bought an XKE Jag. I don't have a picture of it, but found one live of about the same vintage:
That car was remarkable and after he took me for a ride in it, I was really impressed. I expected it to accelerate quickly but what really surprised me was when someone pulled out in front of us while we were going about a hundred or so, it stopped so quickly without loosing control. Seat belt left a bruise. I was impressed!! Now, don't speed down life's highway, but take time to smell the roses, you hear?