RE: Lister-Jaguar XJS Le Mans 7.0 | Spotted

RE: Lister-Jaguar XJS Le Mans 7.0 | Spotted

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pppppppppppppppp

128 posts

87 months

Tuesday
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I think it's very cool but I doubt it would reach 200mph. It would run out of fuel getting there.

Guyr

1,996 posts

247 months

Tuesday
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Cool car.

I have several original Lister brochures from that period including the MKII and the Le Mans.

m62tu

9 posts

4 months

Tuesday
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Who manufactured the 6 speed box?
BMW debuted with the first production 6 speed in Frankfurt of 89 from Getrag.

LITCHUK

6 posts

170 months

Tuesday
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That is a Lister Mk 3, incorrectly described as a Le Mans which has a dropped bonnet and a fastback.

s m

20,717 posts

168 months

Tuesday
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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.
Yes yes

lukeharding

1,972 posts

54 months

Tuesday
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m62tu said:
Who manufactured the 6 speed box?
BMW debuted with the first production 6 speed in Frankfurt of 89 from Getrag.
Wasn't that the first V12 car with a six speed?

CDP

6,777 posts

219 months

Tuesday
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If won the lottery (I'd have to do it first).

I prefer the lines of the standard XJS but this car isn't meant to be pretty...

youngsod

243 posts

147 months

Tuesday
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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!
Agreed, I've seen less complex nuclear reactors.

Dollyman1850

6,185 posts

215 months

Tuesday
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A pal of mine owned one of these 7.0 mk3's , The lemans was an ugly thing in my view the toned down mk 3 much better It remains one of the fastest Accellerating cars I have ever been a co pilot in.. simply awesome with a howl all of its own.

N.

Seanseansean

138 posts

52 months

Tuesday
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My uncles just got a red xjs listers convertible but the 6.0 litre.
It sounds crazy! But it needs a lot of love.

Nik Gnashers

510 posts

121 months

Tuesday
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Take note VW, Audi, & Mercedes.
A 7 litre V12, with 612bhp only needs 2 relatively small exhausts.
A 2.0 litre 4pot Golf with 300bhp does NOT need 4 exhausts ...

benzinbob

287 posts

21 months

Tuesday
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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.
Agreed. It’s not cool at all.

martin12345

222 posts

54 months

Tuesday
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You have to smile at a car like this and to give it a lot of love, but you really don't want to own one

1) The Jag V12 is not the most reliable of engines in standard form, let alone when hogged out to 7.0l, with a crude (bodged) "re-map" with an increased pressure fuel pressure regular and finally boosted by a pair of superchargers

2) How on earth are you going to get this thing running again and then keep it running - superchargers from a company that google can't even find !! Bespoke pistons that haven't been made for 30 years etc etc etc


Unless you are a multi multi millionaire or a billionaire, just look, smile, admire and walk away and don't look back

s m

20,717 posts

168 months

Tuesday
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martin12345 said:
You have to smile at a car like this and to give it a lot of love, but you really don't want to own one

1) The Jag V12 is not the most reliable of engines in standard form, let alone when hogged out to 7.0l, with a crude (bodged) "re-map" with an increased pressure fuel pressure regular and finally boosted by a pair of superchargers

2) How on earth are you going to get this thing running again and then keep it running - superchargers from a company that google can't even find !! Bespoke pistons that haven't been made for 30 years etc etc etc





Unless you are a multi multi millionaire or a billionaire, just look, smile, admire and walk away and don't look back
Isn’t this the place that does the ‘chargers?


https://www.motortuning.com/


hairykrishna

11,333 posts

168 months

Tuesday
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I love the idea of these but I loved the idea of them more when people were struggling to get rid of them at half this money and XJS parts donors were available for buttons.

A broken one for 70k is not good value.

I've owned a V12 XJS. At no point when working on the engine did I think it needed to be more complicated...

blade7

10,193 posts

181 months

Tuesday
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OpulentBob said:
Quite. Hardly an "immaculate example". Come on PH, who's writing your reports, Mike Brewer?
I think there's more to Brewer than the cheerful chappy he plays on the box. I certainly wouldn't mind being a pound behind him.

MC Bodge

15,610 posts

140 months

Tuesday
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I remember reading about those cars in this magazine:




It looked hideous and lashed-together to me then, and I wasn't old enough to drive.

sidesauce

1,692 posts

183 months

Tuesday
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Dave Hedgehog said:
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
Yes, as a matter of fact I have... So what? What do cars from other manufacturers have to do with this? Whether modern offerings are nice or not doesn't change the fact I find the Lister spectacularly ugly - the original non-body kitted XJS looks way better in comparison.

pSyCoSiS

2,854 posts

170 months

Tuesday
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An absolute stunner of a machine, and compared to other classics, appears to a bargain.

Niffty951

2,111 posts

193 months

Yesterday (00:01)
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thegreenhell said:
Hear one in action, described by Mark Hales, in this legendary recording that was issued as a cassette tape with Fast Lane magazine in 1990, along with an Aston Vantage, Countach and Porsche 959.

Thank you for sharing. It just sounds so very Jag. I couldn't have mistaken it for anything else.