The XKE Jaguar convertible was the epitome of 1960s British cool, but upon seeing this photo I somehow recalled two motorhead brothers in 1968 attempting to rearrange the sleek convertible’s configuration in reverse. The twins from the South Shore of Boston switched the transmission and the steering to the rear. The adults on Anderson Street thought the teenagers mad for destroying the icon of English modernism. My cousin Cindy got the first ride. The kids in the suburban neighborhood applauded their achievement.
None of my family remembers this event.
Maybe it was all an hallucination.
I’ve had more than one.