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1990 Jaguar XJ-Series XJS 2dr Coupe
I paid $3K for this car via a friend in the Jaguar business. It was a single owner car with 35K miles. The gel coat was bad, plus I immediately spent another $3K on brakes (a full rear end job is very expensive on any XJS model prior to 95), and it's been worth every penny. I'm about to splash out on a paint job, because I love the old fashioned style of the car, and this one has chrome wire wheels as well. I may have had about 10 Jags, including 3 XJSs, 3 XJ12s, and an XJR (8) and my wife has a 2005 S-Type with all the "bells and whistles", and I think I am enjoying this as much as any, even the XJR. Don't let the low initial cost fool you though. It's not a cheap car to own.
It's smooth, has that great V12 growl, and is a real head turner. Old fashioned and hand built but with many of today's features like ABS. The chassis is incredible, with ride and handling like nothing else. This is not the car for everyone, but if you like the "character" of Jaguars you'll love it.
I wish it had the 4 speed gear box of the 95/96 model. It lacks "quickness" off the mark. Make sure you start with a good example, otherwise you'll at least triple your orignal investment in repairs to get what you want.
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series XJS 2dr Convertible
The XJS convertible is an awesome car, its supercar V-12 is unlike any other. It produces a sound better than a Ferrari's V-12 and can keep up with one too. Would recommend this car to anyone, especially since preowned prices are low. Great ownership experience never had to take to shop other than scheduled maintenance. Very much like an Aston Martin from the same period; a fast, sophisticated, luxurious, beautiful (inside and out) British GT.
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan
I bought this car from it's second owner in Dayton, Ohio in '04. It drove like a dream all the way to Dallas. It rained across OH, WVA, VA, TN, & AR. IT got warm in TX. Since then I have replaced the AC compressor, headliner, rack & pinion bushings, some PS hoses, had a brake job, repaired both rear door handles, and tinted the windows. There is some minor body rust to repair. I'd also like to replace the Blauplunkt w/ an original radio. I'm trying to find OEM wheels to replace the current alloys w/ plastic Jag caps. If you are patient and want a great daily driver that doesn't look like everything else on the road, this one was affordable. Which makes restoring it less painful.
Drivability and interior.
Don't the British drink beverages in their cars? No cup holders in this one and the placement of cup holders in my '99 XJ8L is from Mars if you shift or smoke.
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Sovereign 4dr Sedan
I have always admired these cats on
the street and I decided to take the
plunge on an older XJ6, 1990. quite
frankly I was scared but since then my
fears are gone. This is a great car
and it rules the highway. One has to
remember that the car is after all 15
years old and therefore some things
will need taking care of but the
engine and major components on this
baby are just puuuurrriiing.
it's a jag! quite fast and awsome handling. good gas considering the engine size. overall a nice car.
radio and sound system are kind of cheap for the car.
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series XJS 2dr Coupe
ANY MONEY PUT INTO MAINTENANCE IS EASILY
OFFSET BY THE LOW PURCHASE PRICE.
IMAGINE A TRUE EXOTIC FOR ABOUT
5K...WOW! PARTS ARE READILY
AVAILABLE...YOU CAN JUSTIFY ANOTHER 5K
IN REPAIRS,IF NECESSARY, AND STILL BE
AHEAD OF THE MOB. THE V-12 IS A
SCREAMER...PURE JAG AL THE WAY FOR A
RIDICULOUS PRICE! GO ONLINE TO
"JKAG-LOVERS" AND KIRBY PALM'S ONLINE
HOW-TO MANUAL IS A GREAT DIAGNOSTIC
GUIDE TO REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE.
ROAR OF THE V12; PRECISE STEERING; 160 MPH=+ CAPABILITY; RIDES LIKE ON RAILS; AND, LAST BUT NEVER LEAST: LOOKS, LOOKS, LOOKS!! A REAL HEAD TURNER...THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT ON THE ROADS TODAY...PERIOD! ONE OF A KIND.
IT'S AN ORIGINAL JAGUAR BUILD AND DESIGN: ENOUGH SAID...EXOTICS ARE NOT FOR THE TIMID BUT AMONG THE COURAGEOUS: WOW FACTOR IS A "10".