CC Outtake: Highly Negative-Cambered Cat Paw

When I first spotted this XJ-S at some distance, I thought maybe it was a low-rider kind of thing. I’ve seen some incredibly splayed wheels, but more typically at the front. The closer I got to it, the more I doubted my first impression. Knowing (roughly) how a Jag irs works, ever since my brother put together an XK-E model in 1963, there was just no way to make it do that, on purpose. By accident? Let’s see:

Sure enough; a broken axle. Good thing it didn’t happen at high speed.