Friday, February 22, 2013

5k Flash: Another Jagorvette? 1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible; Chevy V8

We've already featured a Chevy V8 powered Jaguar this week, located in Texas with the bidding at $1200 when the electronic gavel dropped.  It was easily worth the swap parts alone, so we are going to feature another Jagorvette, this time a rag top.  This 1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible with Chevy 350 V8 is for sale in Putnam Valley, NY and is currently bidding on ebay for $2,551 with 1 day to go.

The shape of the XJS is iconic and still looks great after all these years, especially in convertible trim.  This one needs a paint job and some interior work, but the price is accordingly low. 

The original V12 has been replaced with a 5.7 liter V8 from an undisclosed model year Chevrolet, so this could make anything from 175 to 300 horsepower depending on the parts chosen (cams/pistons/heads/intake/exhaust etc)

The interior of this Jaguar needs some work - the seats are worn, but the dash looks in surprisingly good shape.  No claw marks or high-heel imprints to speak of.

A basic paint job and this thing will be a fantastic cruiser for heading up to the Hamptons for the weekend or moving to places that don't snow.

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  1. ~ don't know where you found the under-hood picture. but the car looks like a strong contender.
    the saying used to be, Jaguar is the only car you can toss out the original engine and increase the value.

  2. I called my XJ6 Chevy conversion a Jagolet since not all Jag conversions use an engine from a Corvette (mine was a 350 TBI from a Camaro).


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