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Old 02-08-15, 04:25 PM   #1
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Old 02-08-15, 04:57 PM   #2
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Sure am! I have a 1989 XJS 3.6 Coupe with the 5 speed Getrag manual gearbox !

Lovely car, slightly lighter than the V12 and only 50 bhp down.

Cruises beautifully and can do 35 mpg when looked after.

Signal red with magnolia full leather.

Can't beat a big cat now and again ! and 40th Anniversary this Autumn !

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Old 02-08-15, 06:21 PM   #3
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Yes,definitely a fan of the XJS and the XJ Jags up to series 3, i just love em! Also a fan of the way Harry presents.Top man.

Now,where are those brochures, .. .. .. somewhere!

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Old 02-08-15, 07:37 PM   #4
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Of course back in 1980-81 the road tests always put a ur quattro in the same league as a V12 XJS as the ur-q was 14,000 ish and a Jag was about 18,000 at the time.

XJS could blitz an ur-q on a dry road, but any moisture at all and game over the ur-q would wipe the floor with the big cat.

Fuel consumption on another planet too. My uncle had a new XJS in 1978 and when really pressed it could do single figure mpg !

Those were the days !
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Old 02-08-15, 07:42 PM   #5
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It is the early ones that I like, with the Kent alloys and black bumpers like the one in the clip.
I think they look stunning.
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Old 02-08-15, 08:03 PM   #6
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Yes, me too. Time to grab one before they silly price wise. 5 yrs ago you couldn't give a pre-HE XJS away, now they are creeping up to 10k and like ur-q's will soon be beyond sensible reach.

As someone who missed buying a 1983 ur-q for 4000 7 yrs ago and then seeing them double and triple in value. I got my XJS for 3750 2 yrs ago and now it's worth 6k
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Any pics, Peter?

Some early press pics,



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Old 02-08-15, 08:28 PM   #8
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I really like the xjs but not the later American spec with lights all the way across the rear . Not sure about the twin
Headlight either . I would have one bur they rust quick and electrics are dodgy
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http://www.barons-auctions.com/carpi...7647971218.jpg

Here's mine and even has my initials PNA !

If looked after - rust isn't an issue and mines 26 yrs old and everything works - even the vintage air-con !
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http://www.barons-auctions.com/carpi...7647971218.jpg

Here's mine and even has my initials PNA !

If looked after - rust isn't an issue and mines 26 yrs old and everything works - even the vintage air-con !
Very nice. I like that a lot.
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