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Old 09-17-2018, 06:37 PM
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My .02 is this car https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...r-xke-coupe-3/ given what little we know about the one on THT is very close in a better color it's a 12 auto 2+2 sold $45,000
and looks like it's very well restored. Very Clean !

So me thinks on trade you would'nt want to pay more or value more then $25,000 - $30,000 unless your thinking of keeping it. I dont think unless in that off color it has no miles like under 30,000 documented provable miles will it bring the same $45,000 like this silver one unless it's something special we don't know about. AGAIN only my .02

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Old 09-17-2018, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by northernoffshore View Post

Poor comparison:

This is a much more desirable series II vs III, it is also a stick vs auto & its NOT a 2+2 either / but i'm confused on the engine,
it says 12cyl but describes 4.2 6cyl ??? miles one says 83K other 85K not a big diff but def a whacky confusing listing to say the least.
I don't think 12cyl was available on a series II in 1970 I think 1971 was the first year & the exhaust only shows 2 tips vs 4 ???

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
One of the sexiest car's made.
-----Lucas electronics-------
My Dad bought my Mom one brand new in 1970 red black convertible with black interior, straight 6 tho.
Very very very temperamental carbs and engine set ups....when they run...oh boy what a ride.
Got AAA ???? Your going to need it.
That car is going 70 standing still....sexy beast!!
Pro's- look at her
Con's- frame rot, electronics, temperamental bitches

A guy from England came and bought it and 11 others to return across the pond fir frame off restos in 1991. He sent pack the complete build pics....car later sold for around $250k if I remember right.
Top goes down price goes up...still a classic exquisite machine.

Drive it...the sound of that V-12 at 5,000 rpms at 120mph....ooohhhh lah lahhhh!!!
I owned XJ 12 while living in Germany. My dealer used to the same thing.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
And that is one sweet conversion.
at one point they used GM Turbomatics. So they were easy easy to relatively easy to swap in a GM. I knew a guy that did that to an XJS. It would light up the tires no problem.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:09 PM
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From what I recall: Rust in the front by the hood hinges was common. Also near the battery. Occasionally in the rockers. Lucas electrical was always an issue. At some point, @ 1982 or so, Bosch took over the electrical and cleared things up. From what I recall they started by replacing a lot of relays. The antenna on mine was retractable and hydraulic and never seemed to retract properly. Mine was an 84/85 model, so the antenna issue might or might not be the same.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mata Peje View Post
I don't think 12cyl was available on a series II in 1970 I think 1971 was the first year & the exhaust only shows 2 tips vs 4 ???
Correct...V-12 came out in the series 3.
Series 1 and 2 generally more desirable to enthusiasts...was more pure, series 3 had designs to react to the increase US emissions and safety rules 'n regs. (hence one of the reasons to move to the V-12 to maintain some performance as the inline 6 got too strangled by emissions and became a dog, even though in the early years it was much faster top speed than the later V-12..also chassis height playing into that).
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:45 AM
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Around 1966 while looking at Dad's playboy Magazine I saw an ad for a V12 Jag and it said you could floor it at 10 mph in high gear and it would take off smoothly or something like that.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:08 AM
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Thanks for all the info guys. Damn, that red convertible is beautiful.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by yachtjim View Post
Thanks for all the info guys. Damn, that red convertible is beautiful.

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Old 09-18-2018, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by leadsled View Post
Around 1966 while looking at Dad's playboy Magazine I saw an ad for a V12 Jag and it said you could floor it at 10 mph in high gear and it would take off smoothly or something like that.
You LOOKED at the ads???? You're kidding...right??? The ads???? You OK??
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:33 AM
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If you want to keep it and and enjoy it,look into the British company that removes the troublesome engine for you to store and replaces it with double electric engines. Voila ! Checks all the bases for for handling,looks efficiency etc.
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by skindr View Post
If you want to keep it and and enjoy it,look into the British company that removes the troublesome engine for you to store and replaces it with double electric engines. Voila ! Checks all the bases for for handling,looks efficiency etc.
Lucas???? LOL
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FYI - Jaguar is setting up a location in Savannah Ga. for Factory reconditioning of Jaguars.

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/19/...enter-georgia/
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob's Cay View Post
FYI - Jaguar is setting up a location in Savannah Ga. for Factory reconditioning of Jaguars.

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/19/...enter-georgia/
the red jag in they're add is exactly what my parents had....red convertible black top and interior.
it will be interesting to see the builds and dollars they'll command.
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Buy it on the cheap.
Pull the Jag drive train and electronics, and set aside.
Replace with painless harnesses and a LS engine and 8L90 transmission and make one of the sexiest cars ever made fast and reliable!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:46 AM
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It's been a while since I was in the business but I have shipped several of those back to England and one to Germany. In the US the convertibles are way more popular. I sold two coupes to a repair shop to use for parts to restore convertibles.
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