Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jag-U-Ain't: 1984 Jaguar XJ6 Monster Truck


The USA has always been advertised as a kind of melting pot, where folks with different ideas, ideals, and chest hair can all get along together.  It might even be possible that rednecks and redcoats could work together on a custom car...and the end result might not be that bad.  So, if your idea of an afternoon snack consists of brewing a pot of Earl Grey tea, and then dipping baby back ribs into your fine china tea cup...this next ride might be for you.  Find this 1984 Jaguar XJ6 Monster Truck offered for $3,500 in Spokane, WA via craigslist.  Tip from SeanT.


The Series III Jaguar XJ6 in not an uncommon sight on the road today, and for good reason because over 130k produced between 1979 and 1992.  Unfortunately for the XJ, it can be an expensive car to repair when something goes wrong...and...something always goes wrong.  As any Saab owner will tell you, when you mix dodgy reliability with complexity and decent sales volume you end up with a market of cars consisting of well maintained premium examples, cars in the middle ground worth about the cost of the next major repair, and the sum-of-their-parts cars that are just looking to be dropped onto a Ford F-250 chassis.




Little remains of the Jagaur in this beast, the suspension and chassis is from a 1984 Ford F-250 4X4 3/4 ton pickup and the engine is a Ford 460 big block with a spattering of Edelbrock bolt-on performance parts.  Power is...unknown, but it is described as being "throaty" and "beefy" -- or maybe that is Taco Bell's latest Chaluparitto...it isn't clear to me.


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14 comments:

  1. Hilarious find, and even better write-up. Your first paragraph had me laughing out loud.

    Can't quite make out the rear plate (the top one). "MUD JAGGER"? "MAD JAGGER"?

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  2. That is so ridiculous I want it. Wonder what it is titled as?

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  3. Yup. I visit DT daily for my morning laugh. No other car site has better writeups.

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  4. Yup. I visit DT daily for my morning laugh. No other car site has better writeups.

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  5. Perfect example of a well developed sense of humor.

    Have fun
    Rufus

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  6. Perfect example of a well developed sense of humor.

    Have fun
    Rufus

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  7. Ha ha love this write up! It actually is my car and it is still for sale. Seen a thousand tire kickers but no one seems to have that much money. Look it up and get my number off Spokane Craigslist in the autos section. Search Jaguar and Monster in the $3-4000 range

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  8. Mud Jagger is still for sale! Someone please take this thing off my hands so I can build a new monster!

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  9. Haha mud jagger got another write up!

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  10. Got it re-posted for quick sale in Spokane Craigslist for $2000

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  11. Mud Jagged appeared tonight on Z Nation driven by "The Man"

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