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Old 11-17-2018, 03:15 PM
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Hello Everyone!

Well the hard time as come to sell my car. The last three years I may have put 500 miles on her. She has 91k miles, runs fantastic. BRG with Oatmeal interior. The car is in fantastic shape in and out. However I did remove the headliner(its been recovered) and I have not yet reinstalled(unheated garage). Too I have never replaced the tensioners (no noise but I know that doesn't mean anything). I have replaced the ball joints, tie rods, shock bushings all within the last 5k miles. It does have a new DieHard AGM battery. Always changed with Mobile1 and a Jag filter(have 2 more) every 3-5k or now, every year. Always garaged, originally from Texas and doesn't see salt or snow. Here are a few exterior shots, Ill get some interior as well. What do you think its worth?

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Nice color, not high miles, but not "low" miles, sounds like it has been cared for, and it is an "R".

But, tensioners not done, and headliner out, that stings. From a buyer's point of view they're $3,000, and maybe $500, fixes.

I would certainly get the headliner fixed, it's too aesthetic a thing not to. Then maybe a less-knowledgeable buyer may not be too concerned about the tensioners. You haven't been.

As the car stands I think you would struggle to get more than tire kicker prices. If you fixed the headliner......... if the right buyer came along, maybe $4,500. If you fixed the tensioners, maybe $5,000?

So difficult to second guess these cars at this age. So many out there for very little money, and yet sometimes that certain buyer comes along and pays way too much for one.

Compare your car to this one.....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-XJR/26...3:pf:0&vxp=mtr


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Whoa, I didn't realized they dropped that much in value since last time I even considered it 4 years ago. Thank you. Yeah Ill get the headliner reinstalled and shoot for 5k. Probably not until spring though as no one will want this car going into winter.

Thank you again,

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Honestly if it were me, I would keep it and start driving it. That's a beautiful car and I'd rather get a couple grand worth of smiles, and sell it later with higher miles for a bit less $.
 
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I hear ya! However I just picked up a one owner 66 Mustang GT 4 speed from Utah and don't really need both. While I have loved the Jag as long as I've owned it(bought it in 2006 out of Texas with 41k miles as I hate rust and knew I wouldn't drive it in the snow here), My heart is really with older cars. I will say there is never a time I drive her that I don't get stares and admiration for the beautiful lines and color.

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Fck she is pretty. I sold my vette two months ago, and am going to replace it with another. But man if I wasn't, i'd buy this off you for the right price due to the tensioners.
 
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Fck she is pretty. I sold my vette two months ago, and am going to replace it with another. But man if I wasn't, i'd buy this off you for the right price due to the tensioners.
If something changes let me know. I am going to give it to a friend of mine who runs a new car dealership in Chicago and sell it on consignment. I guarantee you wont find a nicer unit than mine(heck my floor mats have never seen use as they were always covered with other floor mats lol). It will sit inside with their high end cars. Id like to get 5 for it, so we will see.

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Without the tensioners being changed out $5000 is a fair price as long as you put the headliner back in. These cars have for the most part bottomed out on price.
 
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Pay your dealer friend's best tech to renew the secondary tensioners ($120 for parts and four hours -- give him $400 off book and another $100 to put the headliner back in). You will probably get close to $10000.

I wish I had the room at my condo -- I would come get it tomorrow.
 
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I agree with Jim. If the wood and leather are in good shape, and there are no neglect issues with the car, it's worth a bit more than your average X308. The XJRs are not as easy to find, especially in the popular BRG color.

Now, if it's also throwing throttle-body codes, has a leaky heater hose, shifts "funny", is running on one fuel pump, has a klunky suspension, has terrible fuel trims etc. etc. etc. -- Then even though it's beautiful it's an expensive fixer-upper. If all it needs are tensioners and the interior looks as good as the exterior then you've got a pretty desirable car there!
 

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I agree with Jim. If the wood and leather are in good shape, and there are no neglect issues with the car, it's worth a bit more than your average X308. The XJRs are not as easy to find, especially in the popular BRG color.

Now, if it's also throwing throttle-body codes, has a leaky heater hose, shifts "funny", is running on one fuel pump, has a klunky suspension, has terrible fuel trims etc. etc. etc. -- Then even though it's beautiful it's an expensive fixer-upper. If all it needs are tensioners and the interior looks as good as the exterior then you've got a pretty desirable car there!
No issues at all, trans serviced at 60k , no codes ever, both fuel pumps replaced about 4 years ago, so yes just tensioners. Ill post interior pics this weekend,

Thank you again for you insight!

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Oh and I just replaced both motor mounts, the water pump, both of those gennie Jag units, new AGM Die Hard battery..among other things...

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Badbenz94, you may get a higher price at an on-line auction attended by those looking for something just like your car. Please check out "Bring A Trailer".
I realize it appears to compete with our own Jag Forum "Marketplace" but the interactions between potential bidders, random hecklers and the seller is a very different dynamic.

I agree with all above recommending you complete the chain tensioners and headliner.

Pay attention to the presentation of cars getting an above average final bid.
Whether or not you use 'Bring A Trailer' you can see how a careful, detailed presentation, and a seller willing to answer all questions honestly makes a huge difference in realizing maximum potential. My completely made-up guess is; presentation quality can affect the final bid by 30-35%.

The on-line response to your presentation can actually drive bidders interest up or down.

Lessons learned there can be applied wherever you market your beautiful car.
 
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Badbenz94, you may get a higher price at an on-line auction attended by those looking for something just like your car. Please check out "Bring A Trailer".
I realize it appears to compete with our own Jag Forum "Marketplace" but the interactions between potential bidders, random hecklers and the seller is a very different dynamic.

I agree with all above recommending you complete the chain tensioners and headliner.

Pay attention to the presentation of cars getting an above average final bid.
Whether or not you use 'Bring A Trailer' you can see how a careful, detailed presentation, and a seller willing to answer all questions honestly makes a huge difference in realizing maximum potential. My completely made-up guess is; presentation quality can affect the final bid by 30-35%.

The on-line response to your presentation can actually drive bidders interest up or down.

Lessons learned there can be applied wherever you market your beautiful car.
Thank you so much!!

I have been told a few times this week to post there as well. I will have it photographed and the headliner back in this week, however i will not be doing the tensioners and will be clear in regards to that in the listing. I believe that is a better place for the enthusiast both selling and buying.

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Well, you'll get more there for sure. I was gonna make you an offer, but after people saying you could get 10k, I was out lol. You gonna list it at no reserve?

Once I get my next vette, I'm saving up for an R
 
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Well, you'll get more there for sure. I was gonna make you an offer, but after people saying you could get 10k, I was out lol. You gonna list it at no reserve?

Once I get my next vette, I'm saving up for an R
There will be a reserve but it wont be 10k lol. PM me

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Well I finally got the headliner done.

What do you guys think?

Based on others on BAT, I feel pretty confident. Any opinions or thoughts are welcome.

I think I get some better than phone photos and post it on BAT.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-jaguar-xjr-2-2/



























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Beautiful looking car, great pictures, Interior looks especially nice, as does the exterior. I don't think you are going to have any problem selling it.

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She's a beaut! I bought an xjr r1 today
 
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I submitted to BAT. Iíll see what they say and let you know if it gets posted.

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