Thursday, October 11, 2018

1977 Jaguar XJ6 C - Just A Beautiful Car

Sometimes I just post a car because it's beautiful. This is one of those times.

I've written about the XJ6 C in the past. You can find one of those posts here.

This car has an interesting "Quarterbreed transmission conversion." I had no idea what that was, so I did some research. Essentially, it's a kit that allows you to replace the antiquated Borg Warner transmission that came in this car with a more reliable, better shifting, GM Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission. I know there will be some arguments about this. Some people will say you should swap over a manual transmission. That's a valid argument. But, I would argue that A) This car came with an automatic, and B) This isn't a sports car. It's a beautiful cruiser. It doesn't need a manual.

Other folks might say that you should rip out the engine and transmission and drop in a Chevy drivetrain. To that, my argument would be... No. Don't. Never. Ever. If you want something with a Chevy engine in it, buy a Chevy. The Jaguar engine is a gem. Yes, it needs more maintenance than a U.S. V8, but it's worth it.

This car has also had its engine rebuilt. There really appears to be nothing wrong with it. The seller says it is a Jaguar Club of North America National Champion.

The price, $16,000.00, is very reasonable for it's condition.

I don't know what else to write about this car. There is nothing to pick on. I'm just going to shut up and look at the pictures. Damn. This is gorgeous.

Located in Glouster, MA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

One of my favourite cars at the museum I work at is a prototype 1973 Jaguar XJ12C. Built new as an LHD car, it was sent to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for cold-weather testing. After the testing was completed, it was returned to England. Instead of being crushed, as was/is typical for prototypes, it was saved by a VP of Jaguar, who used it as a personal car, converted to RHD for use there. Eventually, it was sold to a gentleman from Edmonton, who brought it back to Canada, and converted it back to LHD!