We love sleepers, and Jaguar’s XJR models have often qualified. We’re particularly partial to the original version, what with its supercharged XJR6 inline six cylinder. The usual issue is that essentially all of them came with automatic transmissions. This seller decided to fix that.
A five-speed manual has been swapped into this example, supposedly using factory parts. Given that and the torque one should get from this engine, we think they’ve created the ultimate sleeper and, needless to say, we want it.
This car has about 132K miles; so you’ll have to ponder what it might need. Still, it seems to have been well cared for from a cosmetic standpoint and we hope that carried over to the mechanical bits. Asking price is claimed to be firm; but we’ll see whether the seller really wants to part with it. The price is above typical for the model, but buying a nice one and performing the swap would likely cost a lot more.
Click for Hemming’s Ad
Chicago, IL, USA
Proportions look funny in the image, but this is a classic – and classy – Jag. Stock wheels have a custom “black chrome” finish.
Jaguar would use mesh grills on “R” cars for years; but this is where it all started.
Here’s the money shot for this car. The interior seems to have aged pretty well.
Okay, money shot #2 is the supercharged inline six.
1996 Jaguar XJR in excellent condition with OEM (Getrag) 5-speed manual swapped for the GM 4 speed automatic. It is low miles for a car its age and can be driven regularly. All new tires on original 5 spoke rims treated with a black chrome process have a stunning effect. The XJR has the period AJ16 straight 6 cylinder engine with an Eaton supercharger added increasing horsepower to 322 bhp. The XJ series is a luxury sedan—the XJR was marketed as one of the high performance options available (the other being the 12 cylinder XJ12). Jaguar produced these X-300 body styles between 1994 and 1997, which are known for remarkable durability and safety. Jaguar produced 6,547 XJRs (most going to the US market), with only 268 5-speed manuals produced at the factory. Jaguar documented the XJR with a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds for the manuals.
The interior has normal wear for a car of this age, including some leather fading on the left side of driver’s seat and a 6 inch seam tear on the front bottom right side passenger’s seat. The original floor mats come with the car, in addition to a set of custom made Coco mats with red piping accent. There are no scratches on the interior wood trim, door panels, or plastic accent surrounds; all air vents and seat heaters work well. All electronics, such as the left/right mirror controls, map lights, sunroof, auto dimming rearview mirror, and driver’s seat memory, are in good working order. The OEM pedal box and a custom built dead pedal make long trips very comfortable. The engine bay is clean, and the engine has been well maintained. There are no major engine oil or component leaks. The trunk surrounds are complete with the original spare and toolkit; there is no rust here or on any of the sub floor panels. A Harman Kardon Stereo and a six CD changer are in full working order.
An electric shutoff switch (conveniently located on passenger side of trunk) has been installed that fully disengages the battery so the car can be safely and easily stored. A custom made California car cover is included as well as the original owners’ manuals and two sets of original keys and FoBs.
I am selling this car for US $14,999 and can assist with international shipping. Serious inquiries only please. +1-312-xxx-xxx or [Email Seller] .
Price: $14,999 firm