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XJS V12 or not?

David Taylor

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I currently have a relatively nice, modern XF-R Sport. It's economical and looks good. My wife has an '01 SLK 230. We've been seeing a few XJS come up on eBay at not terrible prices. Anything from £3k - £30k. I'm aware that if we went for £3k, the we've got a lot of work to do.

From what I can read, the V12 isn't too powerful and is a bit of a pain to maintain. But it does have a nice V12 badge on the back. Is is worth me getting the V12, or should I go for one of the newer engines, such as the '95 4.0litre? 


I've seen a beautiful '84 5.3 V12, with a TWR body kit on it. 70k miles and at just over £5k. Too cheap? Will I regret owning this? I has the Lucas electronics, which is normally a bad sign.


Advice please!

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