1. Balls Jefferson
    December 21, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    As someone that used to work at a Jaguar dealership and has always loved their body styles, I'm afraid I certainly do hate that engine. I don't know a single mechanic from that dealership that would say anything good about it, not a single word. I mentioned this on another Jag, but the dealership itself actually offered Chevy swaps for customers of brand new vehicles. That being said, this is just a beautiful car. I always thought that the hard top XJS had something special about it.


  2. Paul Wells
    December 21, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    I guess we can pretty well guarantee that the license plate didn't get damaged on the parking curb at a Pep Boys….


  3. kaibeezy
    December 21, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

    From the KWE website: Cars can be converted to 5 speed manual transmission (clutch, gearbox, propeller shaft, differential, pedal box, console modifications) – circa £8000 ($13,000!) Would a 350 swap make a 5-speed swap easier?


  4. sean scott
    December 22, 2014 @ 4:25 am

    I am a gear-head like most of my brethren on DT. I have challenged myself with SBC rebuilds to Audi timing belts, BMW VANOS, and Ducati engine rebuilds.

    I would love to own a XJS. I admire the class and styling, but I just can't comprehend the engine. I am afraid of it!


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