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1987 Jaguar Xjs-c (cabriolet)- Nice But Not Running on 2040-cars

US $3,250.00
Year:1987 Mileage:74000
Location:

Kennebunkport, Maine, United States

Kennebunkport, Maine, United States

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Jag XJS- The cabriolet is an unusual design- half way from a coupe to a full convertible. The car has a top roll bar. Forward there are 2 targa panels. To the rear you can use either the removable top shell or can remove it and install a rear folding convertible top . I have that unit as well (see photo).I

 

I have had car for 10 years and it was a great runner. Always maintained by Jag mechanics. Many upgrades over the years including new Hemmi shocks, front springs, top covering for hard shell and Targa panels, new radiator, Parellis, etc . The XJSC is a desirable limited edition-about only 2000 sold in USA. No time or garage to fix myself as we are downsizing .

 

The car had been running well up to Aug this year when it would not continue running due to the distributor/jack shaft gearing problem .  The local Garage (Neils Motors-Arundal) didnt want to open the engine to put in a new jack shaft- maybe beyond them.  My normal Jag mechanic retired last year and I don't know who could do it in Maine.

 

I could not get any Jag garage estimates to replace the jack shaft. I guess they just want to charge for whatever hours they spend.

Other than the above the car is in great condition. The paint and chrome are excellent. The interior is good. Some starting rust spots at end of fender wheel wells were fixed a few years back with neutralizer and paint. Passenger door was repainted to correct a surface rust spot. No oil leaks. Last year  the radiator header tank was overflowing and we then put in a new radiator. Car has surface rust starting at rear drivers panel under the fender (photo)

 

Solutions-

  •  replace jack shaft with integral worm gear and replace  distributor ( entire shaft needs replacing)  
  •  convert to electronic ignition (Jag Austrailia club has details- old mechanical distributor eliminated.
  • Drop in a Chevy V8

 

If you're handy, this is your chance to own a great car. The car is in Kennebunkport Maine and can be seen on weekend. Pls call me at 978 407 8310 if you want to come up and I will give you the local directions.

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Jaguar testing hardcore F-Type R-S GT?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:00 EST

Some automakers make a hardcore model, then sit back and revel in its awesomeness. Jaguar does things a little differently. It takes a standard production model, gives it more power, bigger brakes and a tighter suspension and slaps the letter R on it. Then it gives it even more power, even bigger brakes and an even tighter suspension and calls it an R-S. Sometimes the engineers in Coventry don't even think that's enough, so they strip out some weight and dial things up even further and call it an R-S GT.
So far, they've only gone that far with the XK (transformed first into the XKR, then the XKR-S, and finally the XKR-S GT), but with that model on its way out, Jaguar seems to be preparing to give the newer F-Type a similar treatment. Now we can't be sure that what we're looking at is an F-Type R-S GT, especially since the 550-horsepower engine from the XKR-S and XFR-S is already powering the existing F-Type R Coupe, but it does seem to have all the makings of a hardcore performance model.
Compared to the existing F-Type, the development model pictured here has a bigger front splitter (like the one on the Project 7 concept), a big rear wing and a set of what looks like pretty big lightweight alloys. It's also, tellingly, a roadster, which (unlike the coupe) has until now topped out at 500hp with the V8 S model. So while it may be hard to say exactly just what Jaguar has in store for us here (or what they'll call it), one thing's for sure: it's gonna be fast and loud.

Watch this bad parker get what's coming to him

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:58:00 EST

If you're lucky enough to have a nice vehicle, do your fellow gearheads a favor and don't park like a clown. Seriously. Not only will you anger everyone who is trying to find a place to park, but your nice car is a billboard reinforcing the stereotype that car people are self-important and inconsiderate.
Take this gentleman for example. He has a Jaguar XK, and understandably wants to take care of it. Rather than parking it far, far away from any other cars and getting a bit of exercise by walking to his building, he takes up two spots (albeit barely) close to the structure. From the cameraman's narration, we can tell his coworkers are less than thrilled about his inability to stay between the lines.
Naturally, they wanted to teach him a lesson, so they parked a bigger vehicle as close to his driver's door as possible. Mr. XK's attempts to enter his vehicle are rather amusing, culminating in his climbing through the passenger side and scooching over to the driver's seat. While we can debate this sort of treatment all day long, it was effective. The video includes a follow up at the end showing where the XK driver parked the next day, and as you might guess, it wasn't in the same spot.

Jaguar considering lightweight F-Type Club Sport?

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:58:00 EST

In the market for a Jaguar F-Type? Then let us commend you, first of all, on your good taste. But you've got a difficult decision ahead of you: Do you go for the power of the V8 or the lighter weight of the V6? It's a tough call, even if the ~$30k range in price from the entry model to the flagship doesn't phase you.
Well, to make the decision easier (or potentially more difficult), Jaguar is said to be looking into yet another tempting option: that of a lightweight Club Sport model. Tipped to be based on the coupe (and not the heavier roadster), the F-Type Club Sport would allegedly shed a good 400 pounds or so off the curb weight, not so much through the removal of one component or another but through a "holistic" approach that would call on all aspects of the car to play their part in ditching excess weight. That could mean everything from carbon-fiber body panels to a stripped-out interior denuded of sound-deadening materials and creature comforts, says Auto Express.
In developing the rumored F-Type Club Sport, Jaguar is apparently facing a similar dilemma to what buyers are pondering: will it base the track-focused model on the top-of-the-line F-Type R, with its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 driving 542 horsepower to the rear set of lighweight alloys but weighing down the schnoz? Or should it try to get more power out of the lighter 3.0-liter supercharged V6, which currently nets 340 hp in base form and 380 in S spec? Let Jag know what you'd do by leaving your thoughts in Comments.