This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: Non gm non v8 LS. That Lincoln that’s really a jaguar but with a stick 5 speed from Germany for 2500. And it’s neither a diesel truck or a stretch limo! I wasn’t going to post a car that wasn’t a limo or a diesel truck (Dieselimo Turismo…has a nice ring to it) but a manual gearbox Lincoln/Jag for the price of…well…a manual gearbox, can’t not post that. Find this 2001 Lincoln LS offered for $2,500 in Pittsburgh, PA via craigslist.
Do you know who needs a late model sedan with a supercharged V8? Everybody. At least once in your life, you should own something that is modern enough to not be worried about it falling apart, fast enough that it should scare you if it does fall apart, but cheap enough that if it does fall apart, you can just leave it on the side of the road. Yeah. Jag to the rescue. Find this 2003 Jaguar S-Type R offered for $4,500 in Matawan, NJ via craigslist.
The Jaguar S-Type was a Geoff Lawsom (known for Vauxhall in the 70s/80s, and then Jaguar XJ220, XJ, XK, X-type, S-Type in the 90s) introduced in 1999 as a mid level executive offering in the Ford owned era of Jaguar’s non-independent epoch. The S-Type rode on the Ford DEW98 platform that was shared with the Lincoln LS and it wasn’t a bad car…but it wasn’t a great car either, hence the fact that in 15 years this next one has lost about $60k in value due to depreciation. But with a 400 horsepower supercharged V8, this could be fun for $3500 until something expensive breaks. Find this 2004 Jaguar S-Type R offered for $3,500 in Lockhart, TX via craigslist.
I have to admit that I’m not 100% up-to-date on the market for mid 1960s Jag S-Types…but I can tell you without looking that getting a running/driving example for $4k in today’s market of over-priced and over-hyped junk (looking at you Porsche 911) is a breath of fresh air. Actually the air behind this thing […]
Do you remember back in the ‘2000s when Ford sold a rear drive sport sedan that could be had with a manual gearbox and sporty 3-liter V6 engine…oh yeah…and it was really a Lincoln, but badged as a Jaguar? Find this 2003 Jaguar S-Type offered for $5,400 in Newton County, AR via craigslist. Tip from Ryan […]
Fashionable automobile paint colors come in and sometimes go out of style just as quickly. I personally love the weird palette of colors found on euro cars from the 1970’s because they stand out amongst today’s sea of bland shades of beige, grey, and white. There are some colors that do not look good on […]
The Jaguar S-Type was introduced in 1999 as an executive offering in the Ford owned era of Jaguar’s non-independent epoch. The S-Type rode on the Ford DEW98 platform that was shared with the Lincoln LS and it wasn’t a bad car…but it wasn’t a great car either. So this thing lives somewhere between the E-type […]
The Jaguar S-Type is an executive class cruiser that was built from 2000 through 2008 on a platform shared with the Lincoln LS. If you see an S-Type in Europe, there is a good chance that it has a small V6 and a 5-speed manual gearbox, but on this side of the pond most were […]
After seeing this next project, one could imagine that if you could wrap a few coils of wire around Sir William Lyons’ coffin, you could probably generate enough electricity to offset the potential costs due to Brexit. Not that the founder of Jaguar would really care about someone putting a Toyota turbo inline-6 into a […]