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Old 09-17-2018, 01:29 PM
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I have a guy that wants to trade one of these in. Anybody here know about them? Definitely way out of my area of expertise!!! Whats it worth. No idea on mileage, only goes to 5 digits.



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It's an old Jag, so expect to have a chase car carrying pretty much a whole extra Jag if you plan to drive it anywhere.
Depending on condition, it's worth about $40K, give or take $10K.

I'd offer *maybe* $25K on a trade-in. If it runs and drives OK, no major damage, you should be able to get $30K for it easily. Lots of service records and details will certainly help the value.
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Make sure it comes with a service manual and a good tool kit!
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I have an old xj6, and belong to jaguarforums.com.. I would go over there and ask if I were you, they even have a section just for the E type, they will clue you in on its worth.
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Tell him to sell it himself then come to see you with cash........unless you want the car personally.
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I would not want it personally. Cool looking car though. 10-4 on the spare chase car.
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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!!!

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Automatic and 2+2....condition a 1-2 maybe high $160's depending on resto quality.
wouldn't be surprised $90-100k - all on resto quality...I sound redundant but it's the meat and potatoes...mileage irrelevant.
Funny market on the convertibles...hugh fluctuations.
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Easily one of the most beautiful cars ever! Your mechanic will certainly enjoy the view as you pay his monthly boat payment.

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12cyl big + very big !

Automatic / Puke
Coupe 2+2 / Puke
Sable Brown worst color offered / Puke

these cars with the right motor / right color etc can do stupid money !!!

This is the money car:



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In the late 70's my boss at the time got a white V-12 convertible, 4 speed with low miles. Had air too. Car was fast, reliable since it was not the 6 cylinder, although he had to keep after the inside of the sheet metal since it was prone to rusting. He drove it everyday to work, winter also. I believe that the V-12 was only 326 cubic inches but it was fast. Not being a convertible, having an automatic etc.is going to be less desirable but it still may surprise you once you get hooked up with the right collectors. The motor itself was a work of art! Dave
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Seems the v12 used a big ignition module that cost hundreds of dollars. Got a friend who is a professional mechanic. He had a dead module, so he pried it apart and guess what he found inside? A GM module....
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There is a reason that Jags That Run is a popular site. Many have the V12 pulled and a Chevy 350 dropped in.
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Originally Posted by Restrain View Post
There is a reason that Jags That Run is a popular site. Many have the V12 pulled and a Chevy 350 dropped in.
And that is one sweet conversion.
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What is worth ….. well, like boats that you deal with ….. how could anyone on here give you an answer ...without mileage (engine hours for boats) …. maintenance records, current survey …. etc etc
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Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car ever made
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Originally Posted by mikee332 View Post
Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car ever made
The 6 cylinder version, yes. The 12 cylinder version looked....pregnant.
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If you don't have a deep love for European classics....you may want to veer away from this.

The Jaq E Types are indeed one of the sexiest cars made, period! Especially the early models...pre 1970.
They had a Series 1 (1961 to 1968), a Series 2 ('68 - '71), and the later..heavier, more bloated...Series 3 ('71 to '75)...dealing with emissions, US safety bumpers which took away good looks, etc).

The early 6 cylinder models were honest 150+ mph cars.
The later V-12..strangled with emissions and bloat...couldn't even make it to 140mph.

The V-12 had Zenith carbs...4 of 'em. A tuning nightmare! Early V-12 models with the quad tipped exhaust did have a unique ripping sound at speed. The earlier inline 6 models also had an incredible sound.

As noted above the 2+2 models...not as desirable...not as sexy...they got that bloated bubble rear end to try to accommodate those 2 back seats.

I agree with one of the replies above...hit up a Jaq forum and inquire. You'll want to get more info first..to give them more information.

As to its value to you...for a trade in, you might be sitting on it for quite a while. Prices will vary a lot, and much of what you make on it will depend on how you can market it...very specific niche market you have to find and reach out to. This isn't something you should just stick in the local classifieds, craigs list, or facebook market place. You gotta do you homework here to reach out to the very few Jaq enthusiasts out there who would want a classic like this. THAT is where the value is...you'd likely get way more than 25k for it...but you may have to sit on it for a while.
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https://classics.autotrader.com/clas...type/101002533
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Here is a sampling to look at;
https://bringatrailer.com/search/1972+jaguar/
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