XJ XJ12 ( X305 ) 1995 - 1997

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Old 08-24-2018, 04:29 PM
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Hello all,

Iím going to cut to the chase. I own a 96 XJ6 and a 2003 XJR Iíve been keeping my eyes open for an XJ12 and one has fallen into my lap. The car is near mint with 52,000 miles. The seller wants $6.400 and I could probably talk him down under $6,000. $5,000 is really where Iíd like to be. Any advice for me out there in Jaguar land? This is very time sensitive. Thank you all in advance.

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Advice on the car? Or advice on talking him down to $5000?

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Advice on price! Please
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Ouch! They are heavy aren't they?

I'll assume we are speaking of a 95 or 96 model year X305.

That's not a bad asking price for a 52k example. But it is still 23 years old and it is still a Jaguar V12. Current condition and proof of services performed might justify that price. But, it should be fairly easy to look at present needs and leverage a price break. Start with the tires. Then check the battery's age, find out if it's time for an oil change. Does the A/C work? Any cooling system repairs made? When you drive it do you notice any suspension noises? Those things alone should earn you a discount. Not much different than other cars really, except... this is a 23 year old Jaguar V12.

Not to mention that the market for these cars is thin, mainly because it is a 23 year old Jaguar V12! That also works in your favor. No one seems to know what they're missing!
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