The Jaguar XJS is far too often stripped of its sonorous V12 and forced to make do with a Chevy 350 mated to the stock GM TH400 slushbox. Unfortunately, it is often the cheapest way to continue keeping the big Malcolm Sayer & Doug Thorpe designed luxury coupe on the road...but it is a shame when the 12-cylinder engine is retired. What if there was a way to up the fun on the big coupe without resorting to the needless Chevification of the world's engine bays...maybe swap in a 5-speed manual gearbox? Find this 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 here on eBay offered for $22,900 buy-it-now or make offer located in Southport, CT.
Owning an XJS requires a relationship with your local Jag mechanic. Even if
you are handy with DIY, you still need a constant supply of
used-but-functioning switches for anything electrical that needs to have
electron flow shut on/off. When running right they are fantastically fun on the open road and you'll find yourself glancing behind for a glimpse of her curves as you hoof it in search for a pay phone or nearby repair shop.
KWE produced XJS conversion...but, it also doesn't have the pricetag.