I had an 1996 850T5R wagon (manual shift), it was an ex unmarked police car.
It had no traction control or any other gadgets. The guy I got if from had spent a lot of ££££ on performance mod's, all mechanical, not fancy body kits. When I collected it, he passed me a piece of paper and said, "you might want this, you should find it interesting". Turned out to be a dyno test read out that peaked at 321 BHP.
I nearly wet my pants.
Couldn't stop grinning the whole drive home.
That car could out-run almost anything, only prob' was you sat still with tyres smoking if you put too much power on when pulling away.
Took me a good few weeks to learn how to handle all those ponys.
And yes, wheel spin in 3rd it totally acheivable, but better dropping to 2nd gear at 35 - 40 MPH that way you could get smoke from the tyres while you accelerated away from a boy racer that was tail gating you for the last mile and had just started to over take you.
My dad has now owned this car for the last two years, but I might get it back as he's just bought a Jag XJR.
He said I could have it for £1000. But it needs new CV joints and lambda sensor + interior is a bit rough.
Do you think I should go for it, or just live with the happy memories.