XJR 1997 grill color question

XJR 1997 grill color question

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nitramshirley

Original Poster:

7 posts

209 months

Monday 2nd February 2004
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I am looking at purchasing a 1997 XJR and saw one on ebay. The grill is not body color coordinated and there there is a leaping Jag mascot on the bonnet/hood. Were there XJRs like this in 96-97?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2456759376&category=31848

raf dug

3,515 posts

221 months

Tuesday 3rd February 2004
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There is a 98 xjr in the classifieds it hasn't got a body coloured grille on it either,some do some don't.

numbnuts

602 posts

215 months

Tuesday 3rd February 2004
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I think the american market favoured those bits and bobs.

thepipesmoker

94 posts

212 months

Tuesday 3rd February 2004
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You can get an XJR chrome pack - which is basically the standard XJ8 trim but with an XJR mesh grill. I got offered a chrome pack XJR by my local Jag dealer.
In my opinion they should be avoided at all costs - the XJR looks much better than the standard XJ8 because of the colour coded body. (A set of big alloys also sets it apart nicely)

ErnestM

11,594 posts

234 months

Thursday 5th February 2004
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The only Jags sans leaper in the States are the XKR IIRC from my last visit to the dealer...

ErnestM

nitramshirley

Original Poster:

7 posts

209 months

Saturday 7th February 2004
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Thnaks guys. It helps to know that there was a dealer installed option.

Hairy Cornflake

630 posts

218 months

Sunday 8th February 2004
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Hi
My 96 has a stainless steel wire grill but with a coded surround, no leaper I'm afraid, just a growler.
HC