Cadillac V8 Swap: 1977 Jaguar XJS

Happy New Year to everyone — enjoy the opportunity to remake yourself with a new beach body, new hairdo, or new car.  Beach bod is going to require too much time at the gym, and your hairline has receded into last decade, so a car it is!!  Find this 1977 Jaguar XJS offered for sale or trade in Olympia, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.

From the seller:

1977 jaguar xjs 

condition: good 

cylinders: 8 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

paint color: green 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

type: coupe 

For sale, trade, or trade plus cash is my 1977 jaguar xjs. I’ll do a pros and cons list. 



Cons: driver and passenger door only opens from inside but I will get that fixed before I get rid of the car. 

passenger window doesn’t roll down

Gets bad gas mileage

No carpet

Small valve cover oil leak

Has a little bit of rust. Not a lot but it’s got a couple spots. Dash wiring is pretty much fucked. I had aftermarket gauges swapped in so you can see everything important. 

Windshield wipers randomly stopped working. 




Pros: engine was fully rebuilt around 2000 miles ago along with the transmission 

Bucket racing seats. 

Aftermarket gauges mounted in dash 

Engine and trans work great 

Interior is in great condition minus the carpet. 

Rear wheel drive. 

All the lights work. 

Body is in pretty good condition. 

Pretty fresh British racing green paint job. 

Fresh white walls on the rear. Tires up front are at 70% id say. 

This car is Insanely fast. 





Now here is where some of you might turn away. The original v12 has been swapped out. The heart of this beast is powered by a 500ci big block v8. When this engine came out from the 1970 eldorado it was rated at 400 horsepower and 550 torque. This is an extremely fast and powerful car. It will spin every gear. It does crazy burnouts and is faster than most cars on the road today. I will not sell this to anyone who won’t take care of her. With a little work this could be a perfect car. Right now I just don’t have the time to care for her and give her the love she needs. I am only accepting cash offers, trades, or trades with cash. I don’t want any shitty Honda’s or rustbuckets. I’d be interested in other classic cars, cool jdm cars, another rear wheel drive, something rhd, or anything else that’s cool or oddball. Or just straight up cash. I will respond to mostly texts or emails. If you want me to call you, text me and I will when I have time. 



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