• I think these are very handsome cars and this is a stellar deal. however, nothing scares me more than the shot of that engine infested with 1980s smog technology.
    I wonder if one lived in a no smog state if there is a way to tear it all off and have a beautiful V12????

    • More than the horsepower loss, I would suspect it would be the loss of sleep…. trying to diagnose problems associated with that smog junk. I'm a little more concerned with the wiring looms which appear to have been either 'chewed' or just rotted away and re-zip tied to the cowl brace.

    • I agree with Hunsbloger. A new wiring harness would certainly make sleeping easier. Also it would be tempting to find a Jag expert that could replace the harness and remove the smog crap from this beast and freshen the engine.

    • You know, I think a lot of that stuff in "death valley" is fuel/throttle related, rather than emissions–if you compare pics of early, carbureted E-type versions of the engine, things are still pretty busy in there.

  • The engine pics on these are always the stuff of my nightmares. Where does the smog addenda stop and the actual engine start? It looks more like those large pieces of steampunk-ish equipment you find strapped to the backs of 18-wheeler flatbeds that have “wide load” splayed across the rear and are doting an amber-lit pickup in tow. Like, it could be anything. But a car motor?? No! Seriously?

  • The vertical temp, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges in the center of the cluster remind me of the CO2 gauge in Apollo 13. Watching them creep towards dangerous levels would probably cause the same uneasy feeling. "Coventry, we have a problem."

    Apollo 13 CO2 level scare

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