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Old 04-05-2018, 08:57 PM
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On the HP, Cameron asked which one of these babies would you pick up? My vote is for the XK8... though I'd prefer the hardtop.... How about you?
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I really this black on black takes the XK8 to the next level...
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XK8 is by far the easier car to maintain and drive. Depends on the XJS but some of them are nightmares to keep running.
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Put 300,000 on my 1977 XJS then drove a 1985 for a few years. Current is an XKR Convertible. Any XJS earlier than 2000 had several issues with over-heating (dropped valves), electronics, etc. (if you want warm beer, buy a Lucas refrigerator. You will have warm beer). The fixes would be to install a larger radiator with dual electric fans, replace all rubber hoses, bushings and injector harness, go to platinum plugs. The V-12 dual overhead cam engine with the 335 rear-end and automatic had serious top-end, but took forever to get up on the cam from start. If you just fall in lust with the XJS, convert it to XKR supercharged V-8. Better yet, buy a XKR. Be very careful when buying an S to check the mileage on the Carfax ( I've found several that odometers had been tampered with). Good luck

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