If you are going to V8 swap an old Jaguar, you might as well start with a pretty example (instead of the typical buckets you see around) and this long-wheelbase Series 2 XJ qualifies as pretty. Even with the USA federally mandated rubber bumper extensions, this looks good, probably because Jag left the chrome bumpers […]
This next car comes as a seller submission from MK who writes: “I’m selling a low buck ‘cool’ car that might resonate with the DT crowd. It’s an 88 XJ6 that I swapped an LT1 into. I used a Jaguar Specialties mounting kit with an LT1/4l60 out of a 95 Impala SS. It’s a fun […]
The Series III Jaguar XJ6 is one of the legendary sports luxury sedan of the ’80s/90s that every man (or woman) who considers himself a motorhead should own some day. The highway manners were particularly noteworthy, close your eyes and you could hardly tell you were moving — something that couldn’t be said for many of the domestic offerings of the day, The US version was available the the venerable 4.2 litre Jag inline-6 that put out something in the range of 205 horsepower and 231 ft-lbs of torque — and today’s example looks great for the asking price. Find this 1984 Jaguar XJ6 offered for $7250 in Fallbrook, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
A Series III Jaguar XJ (1979-1992) is a seriously wicked automobile and it deserves the respect of the automotive community. This includes respect for the splendid inline-6 (or V12) engine that was originally installed in the stately saloon chassis. But there comes a time when maintaining that cantankerous DOHC beast becomes prohibitively expensive and yearly maintenance starts to cost more than the value of the vehicle. This is the time when you pull out the measuring tape and realize that a small block from the General will fit inside…and since you’ve got a GM 3-speed auto as factory transmission…well…it is just a matter of time before your overhead cams are exchanged for pushrod actuated valves inside of a Chevrolet LT1 V8. I figure it this way — until Britain has paid off the debt of two World Wars were we saved their bacon, they’ll have to put up with American hillbillies shoving V8s into their fancy Jags. Sounds fair to me, but I’m not sure if Jeremy Clarkson would agree. Find this 1986 Jaguar XJ6 offered for $5,500 in Irvine, CA via craigslist.
There is an older gentleman who drives a similar commute time to me (well…that was before the coronavirus…now my commute involves putting my temporary desk together in my room and avoiding the wife/kids by pretending on a conference call…but that’s a story for another time) anyway, this guy has an XJ6 Coupe that has a […]
This next car has me scratching my head. And my leg. And my back…oh no, that might be fleas or bedbugs…but I’m still totally and completely and utterly flummoxed by this next car. On the one hand, I hate it when people shove carburated small blocks into classic inline-6 powered Jags, but I don’t mind […]
This next car came with a burst of small block enhanced déjà vu. I swear I’ve seen this exact same car before…offered for a same price..but it appears the car listed here in 2017 for roughly the same price and condition is NOT the same car but a doppelganger. So…do the same reasons for featuring […]
The Jaguar XJ wasn’t the first car to get swapped with Chevy V8 power en masse (that honor goes to the Ford Model T…I think) but it is the go-to car today for people with an extra boat anchor in the garage. Find this 1987 Jaguar XJ6 V8 offered for $6,200 in Rock Hill, SC via craigslist. […]
We’ve been posting a few (toom many?) Chevy small block powered Jags ’round these parts, so I reckon we should post a few stock examples as atonement for our swapping sins. Find this 1986 Jaguar XJ6 offered for $2900 outside of Boston, MA. Tip from Art C. The seller says it has been garaged its […]
Who’d have thought that a Camaro Teal would look so good sprayed on the outside of a classic 70s Jaguar sedan? But there it is, in the flesh, powered by a carburetor fed Chevy small block V8 and offered for a reasonable price. Find this 1978 Jaguar XJ6 V8 Swap offered for $8,500 in Redmond, WA […]