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#556745 - 30/01/19 01:20 PM Classic XJS
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While I don't have a Porsche like itch to own one, I am finding myself increasingly drawn to the XJS when I come across them at classic events - finding it's lines are improving with age.

One of the fastest appreciating cars recently (up 28% in 2018) so Maybe it's time has come.

Any ex Steed's who have dabbled with the big cat?



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#556746 - 30/01/19 01:35 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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My cousins partner has one tried to sell it to me , not my cup of tea . He runs a garage in Kent .

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#556749 - 30/01/19 01:41 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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A few years back the XJS was littering garages with rotten sills and ready for scrap yards , at least some engines were rescued to go into kit cars and other Jags !
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#556750 - 30/01/19 01:57 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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#556751 - 30/01/19 02:00 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Harry always does a good road test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIMQGk4xQqM

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#556762 - 30/01/19 03:21 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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I've had 3 Jaguars in the past and loved all three. Smooth as silk and effortless never ending power. As long at it is not the V12 you can do most of the maintenance yourself and the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club is a goldmine of information.
Bit thirsty though, that is the only draw back I'd say.
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#556763 - 30/01/19 03:41 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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They were very nice to drive if you uprated the shockers. The last 3.6 seemed the best balanced. I had use of a mid term V12 and a later 3.6 and the later 3.6 drove better and was not really slower. The IL6 had a nice hum to it but would never be quite as creamy as the V12.
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#556771 - 30/01/19 04:09 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Go for it David! thumbs grin2
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#556782 - 30/01/19 04:56 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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I had an XJ12. Sadly an early carb version. Could never get the Strombergs to work properly though leading to dissaponting fuel consumption. When it was running properly I remember watching the speedo swiftly pass 100 mph and just continue climbing in near silence.

Also ran out of fuel late one night on the M4 with an empty starboard tank despite a full port one. One end of the the double SU fuel pump had packed up. Quick bit of re-plumbing in the boot whilst on the hard shoulder had me going again though.
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#556784 - 30/01/19 05:05 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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The later 4ltr convertibles are the ones to go for. The prices for these are going up very fast although there is a sub group who favour the pre HE V12 as there aren't many left and we all know how the prices for the last of the initially less popular cars go. Look at the flat floor, outside locking E Type or the Alfa Duetto both silly money now.
What price a Hillman Avenger Tiger and when did you last see one, or want to for that matter!!
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#556799 - 30/01/19 05:30 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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I had one of the last of the XJS V 12’s. From new.
Lovely car but the V12 was the 6.2 which compared to the 5.3 was lumpy thanks to all the emissions stuff strapped to it. ( only 308hp) it got through tyres every 11000 miles & was regularly in the garage getting something fixed.
Final straw was the auto box had the odd “tizzy”. I decided I did not wish to own it outside warranty.
Shame really as when I bought it I had intended to keep it long term.
The garage also did something odd to it on 1st Service (1000 miles) it was returned to me with the fan belt rubbing on the radiator filler. After it came back again, it kept showing sludge in the water filler cap. Garage said it was probably inhibitor put in by the factory.
I have my suspicions what happened on that 1st service but it put me off the car.
They are lovely & a bit like Morgan’s. If you can get a well sorted one you will not be disappointed.


Edited by IcePack (30/01/19 05:32 PM)
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#556808 - 30/01/19 05:53 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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A barber in Southport where I get all of my shaving and cologne stuff has one

A late model convertable in light metallic blue with cream leather
I must admit it looks the business

And I agree, I think although it’s a tad on the aesthetically dull side, they are now becoming a timeless classic
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#556893 - 31/01/19 08:29 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
Ken A Offline

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Over the years I had 3 of the 6 cylinder versions, all hard tops. If I went for number 4 it would be a convertible. Lovely drive and bucket loads of style.
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#556902 - 31/01/19 09:00 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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I know this will have some of you chomping on your pipes, but remember seeing this Lister version at the NEC Classic auctions if the sensible classic lines are just not enough


https://www.google.com/search?q=lister+x...344&bih=609
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#556982 - 31/01/19 04:14 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Yuk. They were a travesty of a replacement for the E type. A barge.

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#556996 - 31/01/19 04:44 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: howard]
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Originally Posted By howard
Yuk. They were a travesty of a replacement for the E type. A barge.

One man's meat...
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#557000 - 31/01/19 04:56 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: BobtheTrain]
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I think the Cabrios look really good.
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#557002 - 31/01/19 05:33 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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My wife had the cabrio version of the latest XK for a day when her car was in for a service. We both loved it.
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#557016 - 31/01/19 06:16 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Two Words...........

Lynx Eventer. eat

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#557017 - 31/01/19 06:23 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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I like a 4 seater sports car

Can’t think why
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#557019 - 31/01/19 06:27 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Ooops, yes I did mean the 4.0L engine. Sorry.

I always liked the Eventers, the Reliant Scimitar was a wasted gene line. I was so close to buying the CLS63 Shoooting Brake at one point. In black it looked so mafia cleanup car. Six bodies in the back and a race to pig farm.
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#557092 - 01/02/19 07:58 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: DaveW]
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There is one turns up at a Jaguar day at Prescott Dave.
Have to admit I'm rather taken with it.
Wonder if that is where Jaguar got the idea for the Sportback...
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#557132 - 01/02/19 10:48 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: howard]
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Originally Posted By howard
Yuk. They were a travesty of a replacement for the E type. A barge.


Perhaps, like lots of others, you missed the point. They were GT's unlike the "E" which was a sports car and, like so many old Jaguars, they are slow burners which gradually gain popular acceptance along with increased value.
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#557134 - 01/02/19 10:51 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
Two Words...........

Lynx Eventer. eat



Would make a nice shaguarr pantsdown
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#557147 - 01/02/19 11:19 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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^^^ Oh yes and with a huge car barn I would want a fully restored version, maybe with a Lister engine upgrade............


There's something about these sporting estates.........

Gilbern Invader Estate(had one!)
Elanbulance
Scimitar GTE
Lancia Beta HPE

And others I don't remember......
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#558699 - 08/02/19 09:36 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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#558701 - 08/02/19 09:41 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Alistair]
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They are very nice looking cars. I'd take one in preference to an XJS to be honest.
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#558731 - 09/02/19 09:02 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Beautiful, unusual colour as well

(Something about light blue I quite like ooo)

The condition of the interior looks incredible
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#558754 - 09/02/19 11:07 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Alistair]
Peter J Offline
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My all time favourite car.
Utterly elegant, comfortable, timeless.

If I win the Lottery this evening I'll buy it.
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#558769 - 09/02/19 12:13 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Peter J]
+8Rich Offline

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It's bringing out the John Steed in you Peter smile
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#558789 - 09/02/19 01:08 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
They are very nice looking cars. I'd take one in preference to an XJS to be honest.


I agree....very classy. Didn’t they race them?
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#558790 - 09/02/19 01:10 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By +8Rich
They are very nice looking cars. I'd take one in preference to an XJS to be honest.


I agree....very classy. Didn’t they race them?


I seem to remember they did - going back a bit on here I seem to remember Alistair owned one for a while and it was somewhat of a tyre shredder. Maybe he can verify that..
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#558800 - 09/02/19 01:25 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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One of the XJC racing cars is at the Motor Museum, Gaydon.
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#558805 - 09/02/19 01:40 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By +8Rich
They are very nice looking cars. I'd take one in preference to an XJS to be honest.


I agree....very classy. Didn’t they race them?


Broadspeed XJ12C in Leyland colours were a very successful racing outfit.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadspeed

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#558868 - 09/02/19 06:09 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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We had a friend at pinewood and had access to/provided cars for many of the programs. One of them was Steeds broadspeed XJ12C. A few stories that are best not printed. 7mpg.
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#558894 - 09/02/19 08:00 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Alistair]
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One of my Dad's friends had an XJ-C briefly back in the 70s, but went back to an XJ saloon quite quickly because he was disappointed by the level of wind noise in the coupé, made even more noticeable by how extremely quiet and refined the saloon was.
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#561932 - 24/02/19 04:38 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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I loved my big cat THAT I owned a few years ago

Smooth as you like and plenty of poke. Oh, and quite easy to spot :-)




Edited by Bonesie (24/02/19 04:44 PM)
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#561934 - 24/02/19 04:42 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Bonesie]
+8Rich Offline

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Very nice - she looks to be on a Cornish plate.
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#562043 - 25/02/19 10:54 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Funny, I thought it was standing on grass, must go to Specsavers!!!
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#562049 - 25/02/19 11:14 AM Re: Classic XJS [Re: lowebird]
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Originally Posted By lowebird
must go to Specsavers!!!

The only one the DVLA recognises.
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#562102 - 25/02/19 03:42 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By lowebird
must go to Specsavers!!!

The only one the DVLA recognises.


Are you all sorted and reinstated now Bob thumbs
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#562103 - 25/02/19 03:45 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By lowebird
must go to Specsavers!!!

The only one the DVLA recognises.


Are you all sorted and reinstated now Bob thumbs

No, thanks for asking. The DVLA say they haven't heard from the doctor who is examining my 2 tests which I took over a month ago. I'm beginning to lose the will to live.
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#562104 - 25/02/19 03:49 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By lowebird
must go to Specsavers!!!

The only one the DVLA recognises.


Are you all sorted and reinstated now Bob thumbs

No, thanks for asking. The DVLA say they haven't heard from the doctor who is examining my 2 tests which I took over a month ago. I'm beginning to lose the will to live.


Sorry to hear that, unbelievable incompetence going on there. I really hope they get a grip of it soon it must be 3 months ago now when you started the process or at least asked the question.
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#562111 - 25/02/19 04:02 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper]
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Gov Depts are brilliant aren't they. Allegedly, I fractured my ankle last Oct and I was still awaiting my scan until this mornings post. It's now going to happen next week.
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#562112 - 25/02/19 04:04 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: lowebird]
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That's shocking Reg ..
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#562128 - 25/02/19 05:34 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: lowebird]
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Originally Posted By lowebird
Gov Depts are brilliant aren't they. Allegedly, I fractured my ankle last Oct and I was still awaiting my scan until this mornings post. It's now going to happen next week.


Will you need someone to drive the SS100 when it arrives laugh2
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#562158 - 25/02/19 07:14 PM Re: Classic XJS [Re: lowebird]
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Originally Posted By lowebird
Gov Depts are brilliant aren't they. Allegedly, I fractured my ankle last Oct and I was still awaiting my scan until this mornings post. It's now going to happen next week.

That truly is shocking. At least my complaint isn't to do with health. Let's hope it has set correctly and doesn't have to be re-broken and re-set.
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