5k: 5-Speed Conversion: 1995 Jaguar XJR

 With the 1994 release of the Jaguar XJR (X306) performance sedan, the world was introduced to a supercharged V8 version of Jaguar’s bread and butter luxury sedan.  The only problem with the XJR since its introduction has been the lack of manual transmission option, a problem that was solved in this next feature.  Find this 1995 Jaguar XJR with 5-speed swap offered for $7,500 in Raleigh, NC via craigslist.  Tip from Tinyfrogs.

With the standard slushbox transmission, few will consider the XJR as a legitimate competitor to something from AMG, Audi S-line, or BMW’s M division — but everything changes once you add a clutch pedal.  The modifications to this XJR continue, as it has been repainted and features a blacked out grill and yellow euro-style headlights.

The XJR is powered by the AJ16 V8, a dual-overhead-cam 4.0 liter V8 , a DOHC 4.0 liter straight-6 that uses a
roots-type Eaton supercharger to achieve 325 horsepower and 378 ft-lbs
of torque. The V8 is a thing of beauty and mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox it should make this thing a decent alternative to an E34/39 M5.

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