Maybe the 928 is a little too harsh for your tastes. Maybe you’re looking for smooth. Nothing oozes smoothness more than a 12 cylinder Jaaaag. At $117/cylinder, you can afford plenty of weekends in the countryside with your wife or girlfriend (or both!).
[Update: now it’s down to $1200 ($100/cylinder!) and the price is still flexible.]
Ok, so this isn’t a slam-dunk. You’ll have to get a little dirty before you can get your cad on. Per the seller:
There’s 3 reasons i’m selling this car so cheap. 1. IT NEEDS DIFFERENTIAL WORK. Something about a spider gear in the differential is what the mechanic told me. 2. Car need an ignition. 3. I need to sale now. Price is flexible. Engine runs great.start right up with no hesitation. Runs smooth and strong. Engine alone is worth over $1500 as is. Clean body, no major dents or dings interior is ok. Like new tires with original chrome rims. Car has all original chrome pieces. This is a great deal for either some one who needs parts or some one who has about $700-$1000 to put into it to make it like new.
Good news on the diff is that Jaguar used the ubiquitous Dana 44 in the XJS, meaning it shouldn’t be nearly as bad as any other European sports car to get repaired. Ignition? Not clear if we’re talking about an ignition switch or some Lucas-sourced engine part.
Nonetheless, a totally-not-firm $1400 asking price is a decent cost of admission to a world of buying spark plugs in bulk.
Get it while it’s hot: Craigslist LA.