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1986 Jaguar XJS V-12

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  1. rdefabri

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    #1 rdefabri, Apr 21, 2017
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    Up for sale is my 1986 Jaguar XJS V-12, which I've decided to sell as it's just sitting on my driveway. The car is a project, although it's not a basket case by any means. It DOES need work and someone that is willing to provide TLC, or otherwise buy it for parts.

    The car was stripped and repainted quite some time ago (before I owned it), finished in what looks like Jaguar Racing Green with a tan (biscuit?) interior. It has "starfish" rims, on dry rotted (now flat) tires. The car does have some dings on the driver's door, and some rust bubbles on the passenger side (minor).

    It's a V-12, it runs although it's hard to start. The battery is dead, I haven't started it in some time, but it did run when parked. There is some issue that I think is ignition related - I've been told it's common with these cars, but I never figured it out. Once you get it started, it runs and runs well.

    It comes with books and even a factory issued cassette tape (yes, cassette!) that came with the car. As noted, it's a project - it's time for it to go. If interested, private message me or post on this thread.

    $2,000 obo.
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    Where is NJ area you? Interested and will be in North NJ Tuesday.
     
  3. brian0473

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    This car is worth it just for that cassette tape!

    GLWS.
     
  4. 4re308

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    I had a 88 XJS and it was a really nice car to drive, super long legs comfy seats and nice looking car.
     
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    I'm in Freehold - post back if you are in town, I work from home.
     
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    Good luck with the sale!

    I had a starting issue with my XJS V12 until I replaced the fuel injection wiring that lays on top of the engine between the two cylinder banks. After that, never had another issue.

    Mike
     
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    Reviving an old thread - someone make me an offer on this thing - $1500?
     
  8. David_S

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    Always LOVED the looks of those 4 headlight models.

    Would hate to see it done, but wouldn't a scrapper give you $1500+ for the thing? If you were local to me, I'd put that cash in your hands - even if it IS a slushbox. :)

    Wish you well on the sale!
     
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    I'm not sure the scrapper would give me $1500, but it's worth investigating. The engine is a peach - it's very hard to start, I believe electrical (shocking!)...once it starts, it runs great. The car is worth it for parts alone, but I just don't have the time or money to put into it.
     
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  10. dsd

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    Throw it up on JaguarForums
     
  11. rdefabri

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    I have it on Jag Lovers, no takers.
     
  12. dsd

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    Try JagForums. Jag-lovers is much mor E centric. JagForums has more X100 and XJ*.
     
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    If you weren't clear on the other coast I'd think about snagging this and just getting it running well to drive occasionally. Doesn't even come close to making sense shipping it all the way out here though. Hope you find somebody to save it, I've always like these cars!
     
  14. rdefabri

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    Will do.
     
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    Yea, I would agree - not much sense shipping it unless you could do it really cheap. I'm trying hard not to scrap the thing, but the more it sits, the closer I come to that reality.
     
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    Hate that this is so far away (I'm in Florida)... if it weren't for shipping costs, I'd probably be handing you a check next week. I do hope you find a buyer, looks like a car that deserves some love.
     
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    Do you have a shot of the engine bay?
     
  18. rdefabri

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    I can take one - it's a bit cold and snowy here, give me a few and I'll post something up.
     
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    I realized I forgot to post the engine bay pic - I thought I had one, but need to take one. Will do it before this weekend.
     
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    Man. It would cost that much again to get it here. :(
     
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    Yea that's the problem with this one. Very likely I scrap it.
     
  23. jimangle

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    Is this still available?
     
  24. rdefabri

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    I still have it, yes
     
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    Where in NJ are you located?
     

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