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Old 11-16-2018, 01:13 AM
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The bidding on this baby stalled before it hit the 68k reserve... Do you think it's worth that price? Check out more pics and info here.


 
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Not to me it ain't. While the condition seems to be excellent, V12 is a show stopper for many (myself included). If it was S2, it'd be gone.
 
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Fair enough. Killer color combo though...
 
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It is really sad what a terrible rep the Series IIIs have but Jaguar had just made the car too big and the smog crap coupled with British Layland's financial issues at the time (it should have been fuel injected) really damaged the performance of that engine. And I absolutely hate the grill and raised headlights (this last also thanks to our brilliant bureaucrats). And if you modify the car to clean it up you'll probably drop the value not increase it even though, by most standards, due to the increased room it is a far more comfortable car to drive. Were I to get the car I'd want the mods to make it look like a Series 1 from the front and back, then I'd want to put in a late model XJS V12 (or XK12) (for the fuel injection system) and by the time I was done I'd have a great driver that'd likely be worth less. But this is a really nice car.
 
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