RE: Lister-Jaguar XJS Le Mans 7.0 | Spotted

RE: Lister-Jaguar XJS Le Mans 7.0 | Spotted

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OpulentBob

11,528 posts

145 months

Tuesday 4th May
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"Leathers"

Do f*** off. You sound like a shyster dealer.

thegreenhell

8,502 posts

184 months

Tuesday 4th May
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s m said:
cerb4.5lee said:
That would've been one seriously fast car back in 1990 for sure........but now a Merc hatchback monsters it
hehe
You could say that about any supercar of the era, and similarly you could have said that in 1990 about the latest and greatest then being faster than a 30 year old E Type. An iphone is now also much more powerful than the ZX Spectrum you might have had at the time. It's called progress.

preciousmetal

3,353 posts

141 months

Tuesday 4th May
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£70k and it requires mechanical recomminsioning before road use - WTF yikes

and its not even a proper Le Mans - has std bonnet not droop snoot. wheels look all wrong as needs spacers

Some people really try it on and take the mickey

Edited by preciousmetal on Tuesday 4th May 13:10

Volvolover

579 posts

6 months

Tuesday 4th May
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preciousmetal said:
£70k and it requires mechanical recomminsioning before road use - WTF yikes

Some people really try it on and take the mickey
Some people don't understand

1974foggy

345 posts

109 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Years ago I saw a red one in Chester - what a noise! I mean, possibly the craziest noise from a road car I've ever heard, difficult to put into words.

Dave Hedgehog

13,169 posts

169 months

Tuesday 4th May
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sidesauce said:
Sorry guys but to me this car has aged horribly; it's the motoring equivalent of a former Hollywood beauty who aged badly and had too many plastic surgeries IMO.
you wat?

have you seen the ugly ste Merc, Audi and BMW are churning out currently


Fast and Spurious

615 posts

53 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Article said:
"specially forged pistons"
As opposed to what? Lackadaisically forged pistons?

Alfa Pete

230 posts

191 months

Tuesday 4th May
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I once came across one of these in the nineties in St Albans where I lived at the time.
I doubt I have heard a better sounding road car. It’s sounded absolutely feral .

Volvolover

579 posts

6 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Fast and Spurious said:
Article said:
"specially forged pistons"
As opposed to what? Lackadaisically forged pistons?
I'd suggest it means not the standard V12 piston but specific for this supercharged configuration......its pretty obvious

james_TW

15,793 posts

162 months

Tuesday 4th May
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But it's only got 2 normal looking exhausts - Where are the 6 Eurotunnel sized exits I ask you?

But seriously, this looks bonkers and I would happily drive one smile It'd kill me, but what a way to go biggrin

virgilio

281 posts

110 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Lol.

I vividly remember this car as it had (and still has) the highest average fuel consumption ever recorded in an Auto Motor und Sport road test: 45L/100km (that's 6.2 Imperial mpg). For a 0-100 time of 5.9 second and 284kmh top speed, which in 1990 was fast but not among the fastest cars in the world.

45L/100km: that's 50% more than a Lamborghini LM002....

DeejRC

2,043 posts

47 months

Tuesday 4th May
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A certain ex Threadist had similar to this. I presume not the same car as his was on different wheels, not these I think.

Suffice to say it took a man who had successfully made a De Tomaso Longchamp into a concours contender and rendered him virtually bankrupt in trying to make it work.

To the best of my memory it never did and caused him a divorce. Prospective purchasers - consider yourself warned!

Chicken dinner

4,099 posts

33 months

Tuesday 4th May
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I was looking at these about 10 years ago.
I was told to run away, then when I stopped, run some more.


AnthonyWickenden

15 posts

147 months

Tuesday 4th May
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ecs0set said:
Gorgeous, and they sound amazing. cloud9

You would NOT want to drop an important washer into that engine bay though!
I remember seeing a V12 XJS in a scrappers in Old Trafford, in the very early 90's, the engine was still in it.
I had a very similar thought to you, drop something in there and it would be a swine to retrieve.
I seem to recall not being able to see the floor through any part of the very large engine bay, due the size of the engine.

BRR

1,692 posts

137 months

Tuesday 4th May
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"we understand that a level of re-commissioning will be required before it is put back into regular use" equals, in non-advert bullst speak "It's totally fking fked mate"

s m

20,733 posts

168 months

Tuesday 4th May
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thegreenhell said:
s m said:
cerb4.5lee said:
That would've been one seriously fast car back in 1990 for sure........but now a Merc hatchback monsters it
hehe
You could say that about any supercar of the era, and similarly you could have said that in 1990 about the latest and greatest then being faster than a 30 year old E Type. An iphone is now also much more powerful than the ZX Spectrum you might have had at the time. It's called progress.
All too well aware......just thought we’d get it out the way before someone else mentioned it.

Back to the car itself, definitely on my lottery list

OpulentBob

11,528 posts

145 months

Tuesday 4th May
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BRR said:
"we understand that a level of re-commissioning will be required before it is put back into regular use" equals, in non-advert bullst speak "It's totally fking fked mate"
Quite. Hardly an "immaculate example". Come on PH, who's writing your reports, Mike Brewer?

British Beef

1,384 posts

130 months

Tuesday 4th May
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BRR said:
"we understand that a level of re-commissioning will be required before it is put back into regular use" equals, in non-advert bullst speak "It's totally fking fked mate"
Yes my thoughts, with a V12 like that and many bespoke / modified parts, finding someone to do the job then re-mortgage your house to pay for it.

A similar car (might be the same one) to this was for sale at Silverstone Auctions just 2 years ago. it went for under £40k, I remember reading up on it, and there is foam inside the body kit, which can hold water / moisture and completely destroy the skin of original panels underneath, sounded like an absolute nightmare to fix.

So based on that engine, that body work and bespoke / modified / rare nature of this car, this is for me the "Bravest Pill" car ever!

Dapster

5,169 posts

145 months

Tuesday 4th May
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thegreenhell said:
It's not a Lister Le Mans; it's a Lister Mk III. The Le Mans had a 'droopsnoot' long nose and optional faired-in back window.
As has been said a few times, this is a Le Mans.




https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2018-0...

Water Fairy

3,613 posts

120 months

Tuesday 4th May
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I see a lot of pain with that engine. Other than that much want here.