Caddy Eldorado Fins On A Jaguar XK8? The Horror, The Horror…

With the exception of the X-Type, which the company itself is trying to forget, Jaguar is renowned for rolling out stylish cars. Owners are, of course, entitled to modify them in any way the see fit, though this first-generation XK with a pair of old Cadillac fins is, to our eyes at least, one step too far.

The extra appendages look like they were taken off a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, which was the model year where the U.S. automaker used this particular fin design with the chrome tubular inserts supporting the taillights.

Back in the mid 1990s, Jaguar marketed the XK series model as the XK8, since it was the brand’s first 8-cylinder model since the Daimler 250.

Now, whenever we see one, we can’t help but look back on a period when this car was considered to be extremely good-looking, which is why we agree with redditors that this image belongs on the forum’s dedicated thread for bad car mods. Actually, better make that very insulting car mods.

On a side note note, we are curious whether or not the convertible soft-top is still fully operational, since the mechanism on the XK8 left part of the roof exposed and protruding outwards a little bit toward the rear fenders. But that’s the least of this particular Jag’s problems.

  • Todd Colomy


  • Six_Tymes



    • Shane

      Exactly, completely delete the original tail lights and mold these to sit with the curvature of the car. The results wouldn’t be too bad. This looks like a Asian James Bond copy.

  • Nordschleife

    Whoever made this is a monster. 😔

  • Gilligan Zyland

    This is a war crime.

  • performante

    I could have gone my entire life not knowing this existed.

  • LeStori

    The Jaguar XK8 was never a good looking car. The fins might not do anything to improve its appearance, but they definitely make a statement.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      The owner is blind?

  • Jay

    Kill it with fire!!

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    I think it’s a bit much to blame the poor Finnish people for this abomination

    • Eagle By Singer

      It’s what the disserve.

  • Krisnadi Imam

    what if someone gets into accident with it? might as well going all out ala death race

  • Bash

    Ugly… but it does look a bit better if you relax your head and closed your eye. Oh wait it doesn’t. It’s awful on so many levels.

  • Duke Woolworth

    A fool and his munny…

  • Marc Gruben

    If this doesn’t qualify as a “Crime Against Humanity”, I don’t know what does.

  • Harlan McCartney

    If it was black we would be calling it a Batmobile….

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