Of course, if you're casting around in the ratty dungeons of Shed of the Week territory, you're unlikely to be on the board of a FTSE 100 company, but it is nice to at least fantasize, and age has done little to diminish the classy appeal of today's SOTW.
Sure, the 3.2-litre AJ16 is the least powerful of those available in the X300 XJ6, but this refined-looking black number is the long wheelbase version, so you get to enjoy the much-needed extra legroom in the rear for that bit longer, as James takes it easy cruising you back to the Home Counties after a hard day in the city.
And if the idea of hiring a driver is too much for your wallet (though at only £995 for the car it might make an interesting alternative to buying a £90,000 executive saloon and losing £30K in first-year depreciation) you could always don the peaked cap yourself and make the car earn its keep...
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£995 Jaguar XJ 3.2 4DR AUTO LWB 1996
4 Doors, Automatic, Saloon, Petrol, 59,000 miles, Black, MOT-01-2013. Low mileage LWB Jaguar in black ,with service history and lots of old MOT,s 96 N reg car Tax end DEC 2012 MOT jan 2013 Not a rusty old thing , Radio not working , Drives well ,ready to go , Call phil direct on 07768 780777 for further details on this vehicle ABS, Adjustable steering column/wheel, Alloy wheels, Central locking, Leather seats, Remote locking, Solid Paint. Insurance Group:18. £995 p/x to clear