Friday, October 7, 2016

Clutch Player: 1996 Jaguar XJR 5 Speed


Before Jaguar sold out and went mainstream, they offered a surprising amount of cool stuff for car that was sold new to a bunch of stuffy rich folks.  Available power in the X300 generation (1994-1997) was either a big revv-happy inline-6, or a thundering V12 -- and if you wanted the car to handle better than the Queen Mary, you got the inline-6.  Find this 1996 Jaguar XJR 5 Speed offered for $14,999 in Chicago, IL via Hemmings. Tip from Bubba.


A 3-pedal Jaguar saloon car isn't just strange...it is awesome and strange.  You could get the XJR with a 5-speed, but not in the United States, so somebody swapped a Getrag gearbox into the spot originally occupied by a GM 4-speed auto and the rest is tire-smoking-clutch-dumping history. The 4.0 liter AJ inline-6 in this M5 competitor is boosted to 322 horsepower from the factory with an Eaton supercharger.



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5 comments:

  1. "Grace, space and pace" - looks like this one has all the bases covered.

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  2. Are the six cylinder cars scary to own?

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  3. I like the car but I am shocked at the price. It may sell if the owner removes the 1 in front

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  4. This car has the AJ6 engine which is a variant of the modular Ford engine, not the XK engine . It also is used in the Aston Martin DB7 so it has Ford or Aston Martin reliability depending on how you look at it.

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  5. This car has the AJ6 engine which is a variant of the modular Ford engine, not the XK engine . It also is used in the Aston Martin DB7 so it has Ford or Aston Martin reliability depending on how you look at it.

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