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Mystery Jaguar XJS

 
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:11 AM
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Whatís going on everybody, new to the forum and I donít know why Iíve had my fair share of Jags of the years and couldíve really used this forum for some help! Excited to be here though

Yesterday I was driving down a neighborhood in Long Island NY and saw a crazy car collection on some guys front lawn. Naturally I stopped and knocked on the guys door

long story short there was an XJS under a cover that he claimed to be an XJR-S....I am almost 100% certain that it is not

he claimed it to have been a customer car that he acquired the title to after he didnít pick it up and that the 6.0 engine was still in there. I looked at the engine and it looked like a regular V12 to me...nothing special I donít think

hes also claiming those wheels wheels to be apart of a special model but to me they just look like the wheels off of a 1996 Jaguar XJR





now the only thing throwing me off about this car is that the emblem on the hood says Jaguar Silverstone....Iíve never seen and XJS with a Silverstone badge has anyone else?

The VIN shows as an Ď89 XJS
Sajny5845kc162017

the black headlight surrounds also threw me off a little

any ideas if this car is something special or if heís just telling a tale?
 
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Multitude of typos and misspelled words in there my apologies!
 
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The front badge is from the XK8 Silverstone.
 
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The front badge is from the XK8 Silverstone.
figured....guys just full of it at every angle
 
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It is possible that it is an XJR-S, IIRC the first 300 or so had the same 5.3 liter engine and later there was a 6.0 liter with a different fuel injection and engine management. For it to be 5.3 liter car, it would have to be an '88 or '89 MY (I think).
 
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The wheels are the standard wheel from a 1996 XJR. There's nothing special, or unique about this car, other than the swapped out accessories.
 
 
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