No Purring Here - This Kitty Whines

Give the size of the supercharger atop this Jag's Chevy engine, we imagine is has a bit of belt whine.


Apparently, this car was built up around ten years ago.  It's a strange build, as it's clearly Pro-Stock in appearance, but has a finished interior and power windows.  The seller makes many references to it being built for the street, but this seems like an odd choice anywhere except on a drag strip.  Turning doesn't seem like its forte.

It's clear that a lot of work went in, so the current $8,600 bid is likely well under the build cost.  The question is whether someone else would have chosen to build this and thus whether anyone will pay nearly the cost.

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Mount Morris, MI, USA
$8,578 with 15 bids, reserve not met and 6 days to go


This isn't exactly a sleeper from the front, what with the protruding blower and drag wheels.


The XJS has classic lines, even when extensively modified.


Rear view reveals massive drag tires in tubs.  Note lack of a V12 badge.  :-)


Interior is mostly custom and nowhere near as luxurious as stock, but is actually pretty well finished out for a drag car.  Note the oddly-located tach.


Sitting back here is not recommended!  Those are the tubs, not seat backs.


Even the fuel cell is finished out in the same grey carpet.  The trunk looks nice enough, but there's not much space there.  This car is meant to haul only ass.


Here's a close-up of the small block Chevy's massive B&M supercharger.  We can hear the belt whine just looking at this one.


Things are finished out under the hood, too.  Apparently, those are Corvette manifolds, but we're surprised to see cast iron under the hood, instead of big-tube headers.

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1983 Pro-Street XJ-S Jaguar

You are looking / bidding on a 1983 Pro-Street Jaguar. Excellent condition and fun car to drive. Car was converted about 10 years ago to what you see and built to run on the street.

BODY
Body was painted 10 years ago when car was converted.
No rust issues, no structural issues, etc.
Some paint missing under the car in the rear behind the diff. (see pic)
Normal stone chips, etc. from driving, but shows at local shows very well.

INTERIOR
Stock dash and seats retained. 
Carpet and seats in nice condition, no rips or tears.
Tubbed area all carpeted.
Center console / shifter surrounding plastic is cracked (see pic)
Aftermarket gauges installed and look nice.
Door panels match the interior nice and in good condition.

TIRES
Mickey Thompson front and rear tires mounted on Weld Wheel Pro Street Rims
Rear - 29 x 18.00 R15 
Front - 26 x 6.0 R15
Tires new within the last 3 years. Still soft and retain 98% tread.
Rims nice with no damage, etc.

ENGINE
SBC 383 stroker. 
8:1 compression w/ 15% Overdriven B&M 871 Blower
Two Holley 750 Carburetors
MSD 6AL Distributor with box
Corvette exhaust manifolds with 2 1/2 dual exhaust.
Runs fine on pump premium 

TRANSMISSION
TH350 automatic transmission built to handle engine
2800 Stall Converter
Shift Kit

REAR SUSPENSION
Narrowed Ford 9 Inch
Traction Lock w/ 3:50 Gear - Nice gear for the street.
Ladder Bar Set up with Coil Over shocks

MISCELLANEOUS 
Power Steering - Stock Rack & Pinion
Stock four wheel power disc brakes
15 gallon fuel cell
Dual Fan Set up - NO COOLING ISSUES. 

Car is great fun to drive and set up great for the street. Long distance highway driving is not an issue with the 3:50 gear and runs great at highway speeds. 

Car is not 100% perfect, there are small little "projects" that could be done to improve the car.

No wipers
Blinkers and horn have stopped working. 
Power windows work, but are a little slow. No binding, etc. just slow.
Rear end could use a new housing gasket and a good cleaning

Thanks for looking.

Winning bidder responsible for pickup at 48458 or arrange shipping.
Clear Michigan title.

Sold "AS IS" no warranty.

You are welcome to arrange for inspection of the vehicle by appointment only and reserve the right to end the auction early as it is for sale locally.

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