Karen’s 1979 Jaguar

Karen Carpenter’s Jaguar

Karen’s car was sold on Ebay a few years ago. This was the ad they ran along with the photo’s. Last I heard, her car resides in Florida with a fan.

Karen Anne Carpenter’s 1979 Jaguar XJS. Restoring this vehicle has been a labor of love. Purchased from Richard Carpenter in 1995, this California car was Karen Carpenter’s before she passed away in 1983. Still displaying her personalized KAC3 California license plate, this 12 Cylinder sports car looks and runs great. Extensive restoration included having all new leather interior and carpeting made from original tool and die equipment and professionally install at BAS Ltd in Vancouver, British Columbia. Other extras include new Pioneer AM/FM radio and CD player, speakers, Michelin tires, original wire wheels and more. 54,000 miles.

54000 Miles
12 – Cyl.
2 doors
Automatic transmission
Clear title
Burgundy/Maroon Exterior – Beige/Tan Interior
VIN : JNVEX49C100447

8 Responses to “Karen’s 1979 Jaguar”

  1. mike April 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm # Reply

    Her car was beautiful……just like her. too bad she isn’t with us anymore as seeing her tooling around in her jag and enjoying life would be worth more than all the dam Jaguars in the world! RIP BABY!

  2. Mike Wolf April 16, 2015 at 7:07 am # Reply

    A Beautiful car owned by a beautiful lady…………….use her in good health, and keep it as beautiful as her voice was, PRISTINE! If only our Karen could still be with us today………If only it could be YESTERDAY ONCE MORE!………

  3. Debora October 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm # Reply

    Love you, Karen

    • Scott December 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm # Reply

      I miss her too. I feel as though we grew up together having been born in 62. Her beauty was always there. I do miss her

  4. JOHN ADAMS January 26, 2016 at 11:07 am # Reply

    A beautiful car for a beautiful lady. She is sadly missed by all.

  5. MARTIN February 10, 2018 at 10:06 am # Reply


  6. Christine Brooks May 15, 2019 at 11:55 am # Reply

    Does anyone know who bought the car and would they sell it now??

  7. Bob Strauss May 29, 2019 at 4:14 am # Reply

    I’ve seen a few comments on this car lately. This car is fine and living in New Jersey. Very unfortunately, it has not been out of the garage or even started in many years. This is a real no-no for any car, but for a car like this it is death. My wife does not like me spending any time with any of my old cars and so this is what happens. I guess the car, like Karen, is resting in peace.

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