A timeless classic from Jaguar with a twist. This is one of those
cars you've always wanted to own but didn't want to pay for costly
repairs. Well, look no further - we have a very nice resto mod
example up for grabs. This 1987 XJS gives you the vintage look of a
Jaguar with Chevy reliability at the heart of the components!
EXTERIOR: The car was repainted at the time of restoration, and
it's finished in a very smooth, very glossy bright red paint job.
Honestly the paint is probably better than what it looked like
originally from the factory. All the chrome shines very nicely, so
nicely that I would be surprised if it hasn't been replaced at one
time or another because it looks to be in like new condition. Worth
mentioning are two tiny little stone chips in the front windshield,
but other than that the whole exterior is fantastic. The wheels
appear to be from a newer Jaguar, and they are painted in a glossy
bright silver. The tires are in great shape with plenty of tread as
well. These wheels are larger and fill the wheel wells nicely,
giving the car a lower appearance without having to sacrifice ride
quality or height!
INTERIOR: The interior has that vintage appearance to it but still
plenty stylish. All the leather is in excellent shape. It does look
like there was a slight crack in the leather on the dash and has
been repaired. There's also a carpeted dash cover that goes along
with it. The seats are in great shape; the leather cushions appear
to have been reupholstered. All the wood trim is real and finished
in a glossy clear coat. The aftermarket steering wheel is also real
wood! This vehicle also features an aftermarket, more up to date
stereo system that has AM/FM Radio and a CD player. Even though
it's a 1987 it still has modern options like tilt wheel, power
windows, power locks and even cruise control! Everything is very
clean and well kept.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine bay is really what gives this Jaguar
an interesting story. Instead of finding the sometimes unreliable
V12 that was originally offered, you'll find a classic Chevy 5.7L
V8 pushing around 300HP! What makes it even better is that it's
mated to a very reliable 700R4 4 speed automatic transmission! The
engine is painted in that classic orange paint, has nice chrome
Edelbrock valve covers, and a polished manifold on top. There's
also a big aluminum dual electric fan radiator to keep this engine
cool. The engine bay is very clean and show worthy. You can take
this thing to your local car meet, pop the hood and be the
conversation of the day!
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The trunk compartment is nice and tidy. It is
fully carpeted all around and in excellent condition - no stains or
weird smells. There's also a spare tire with a nice leather cover.
It appears to have never been used. Also tied in next to the spare
is a nicely done battery box and the battery is concealed by a nice
plastic container that fits perfectly next to the spare.
UNDERSIDE: Underneath appears to be original but also very clean.
It has a factory undercoating so no rust or rot on the body. The
previous owner mentioned he had the front-end suspension components
rebuilt or replaced so it drives great! It has power steering and a
dual stainless exhaust with quad chrome tips at the end. Also worth
mentioning is Jaguar's iconic rear dual independent suspension. It
features two shocks on either side of the rear end!
A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am
offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen
are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your
questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a
walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
**These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a
particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car.
Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the
showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you
will be given a 1 year membership.
815 385 3644 9-5 central
5.7L TPI V8
700R4 Auto Trans
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Aftermarket Jag Wheels