1986 Jaguar XJS V12

Discussion in 'Technical' started by mercbenz, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Can someone please give me some specs on a 1986 Jaguar XJS V12?
     
  2. #2 catphish, Oct 11, 2004
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    You should check out the website: www.jagsthatrun.com. They offer conversions to put a Chevy small block into them.

    That V-12 was never relablie and very costly to fix.
     
  3. "The parts falling off of this car are of the finest in British engineering."
     
  4. i know that the v8 conversion makes sense but that car just wouldnt be the same without the v12
     
  5. precisely its not like i own the car at the moment but i was thinking about getting one
     
  6. I hear they are VERY thirsty. 80's Jags had electrical problems too. White ones are particularly uncool too IMO<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  7. The XJS should be black, and if you buy it in an other color, you're going to make it black.
     
  8. #8 FORD PINTOS DONT SUCK, Oct 12, 2004
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  9. Believe it or not the best deal i found for 1 so far is a one with a black exterior and a tan interior which is what I'd consider the perfect combination, but considering i have heard nothing but bad things about the car i think i might reconsider
     
  10. Well, that's awesome to start with.

    But thing with the XJS is that they're awesome cars, truly awesome (not talking about the mpg or the curb weight here..) seriously. It's only so damn hard to avoid mechanical/electric problems with it. It's kind of like driving a MK1 Lancia Delta when it comes to reliablity.
     
  11. Just save your money and get a newer Jag.
     
  12. Truth.
     
  13. Yah, shitty build quality, electrical problems, rust prone, mechanical problems will fill a drip pan in about 2 months even if you are not trying to change the oil, burns the rest of its oil as it drives.

    Do not however change anything about it. As far as charismatic cars go this one is #$%#ing hard to beat, and don't forget that a 7l 750hp version of that V12 won LeMans in '88.
     
  14. Remember that a british car is not transportation, but a hobby.
     

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