5k Flash: Black Pearl Jagolet: 1989 Jaguar XJS with LT1 V8 Swap

Another day, another Corvette powered Jaguar on ebay…but this time it isn’t a barnyard turd find.  What it does have are hideous rims and a great price – a combo that Charlie Sheen and the staff of the Daily Turismo call “winning.”  Find this 1989 Jaguar XJS with LT1 V8 in Birmingham, AL, currently bidding on ebay for $4,600 with 4 days to go.

This car is sold by an ALL CAPS SHOUTING SELLER WHO STATES”CUSTOM PAINT ITS BLACK WITH RED CHERRY PEARL IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF”  Stop shouting and learn to use punctuation..SIRRR11!!

The paint clearly qualifies as “bling”, but the 300 (or so) horsepower LT1 under the hood is all go and no show.

We love the look of the spindly Jag automatic shifter, knowing that this delicate British lever is in command of some brash American ponies.  The interior looks in fair to good condition and is presentable for daily use.

With a decent looking set of wheels we think this could be a great driver for an older professor who currently drives a Passat with 200k miles on it, but misses the Jag from his younger days.  Keep driving the beater for the commute and use this beauty for a weekend cruiser.

See a better American powered British cat?  email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com