XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992


Old 05-11-2007, 01:33 AM
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Well, if it has had the need to be restored, the value will already go down. The Chevy engine would cause the car to devalue if it were in the $20K range because it's just a beaut of a car. How many miles are on the chassis? Put it like this...there is a restored 87 Vanden Plas with a 350 in it selling for 6K right now! If you're going to spend 6K on the car to restore it, it doesn't sound like you'd make much back!
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Sorry, it's an 86 not an 87
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keep the original 4.2 engine and fully restore the car, but if your bottom line is to sell after restoring it, you won't get much either way, less still with a non-original engine. Having said that, adding the 4-speed GM tranny will increase reliability and enjoyment for any driver. Most Jaguar buyersdon't want "lumps" (a Jaguar XJ-6 with a V8 engine), but theywelcome the GM tranny. Anybody asking $6k for any lump will realize it soon enough, these cars are selling forless than half that in nice original driver-condition. Don't do it for profit, youmight noteven recover your expensesin full.
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Any mechanic will tell you that restoring is for enthusiasts. Selling for a profit means putting as little as possible into the vehicle. You may actually lose money trying to restore and sell it.
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