LT1 V8 Powered: 1990 Jaguar XJS

The Jaguar XJS was one of the prettiest things to ever grace the roads in the 20th century. Sure, it wasn’t as drop-dead gorgeous as the E-Type it replaced, but it conformed to safety and crash standards that mutilated the good looks of many other vehicles and the XJS survived with only a few changes over an impressive 21 year lifespan. Production of the Malcolm Sayer and Doug Thorpe designed 2+2 started in 1975, had a minor makeover in 1982, and a more significant re-design in 1992 and the last cars left the factory in 1996. Today’s example is one of the last of the pre-Ford takeover cars and is even more ANTI-Ford with an injection of Chevy’s LT1 V8 under the hood. Seems like a lot of car for the asking price if you ask me…and you did ask, right? Find this 1990 Jaguar XJS offered for $7900 in Stoughton, WI via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1990 Jaguar XJS
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 78000
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe
1990 Jaguar XJS

this car has 78,000 miles on it and is in very good shape. The interior is in mint condition and has no tears or cracks in the leather. The dash is clean and crack free along with the wood. The engine has been replaced with a GM LT1 fuel injected V8 along with a 700R4 transmission. Both work fine and run as they should, this is a very reliable car. The conversion was done in Calf. by a professional shop as you can see in the photos. The body is clean and the paint shows well considering the age of the car. The front brakes were replaced and a new battery was installed last fall. The tires are in good shape with 25% of the tread left. The only thing that doesn’t work is the cruise control. The only reason I’m selling the car is because I don’t get a chance to drive it and it deserves to be driven and shown off.

See a better way to drive something with a Veee-Ate?