SOTW: Jaguar XJR (X300)

Judging by the excitable response we got when we last featured a Jaguar XJR as Shed of the Week, the sporty Coventry barge is a popular choice among the acolytes of Shed.

So popular, in fact, that come December the XJ-in-a-tracksuit was crowned Shed of the Year by you, the dear reader, despite the concerns over an absence of paperwork for half its life, and more than a couple of tatty bits and bobs on the bodywork.

Thus, when we spotted this 90s beauty dipping below the £1K threshold by a single quid, we realised it was time for the XJR to make its triumphant return to the hallowed portals of SOTW. After all, a 325hp rear-drive sports saloon is always welcome on SOTW. It also remains the most powerful Shed we've ever featured - not even out-engined by the dodgy-clutched E34 M5 we wrote about last autumn.

The power will most likely tempt you but, even if it doesn't, there's something deeply appealing about those olde-worlde proportions. The XJs of this era are hardly the last word in avant-garde design and are a ruddy long way from the Callum-era stuff of today, but without the chrome embellishments of its contemporaries it looks rather dashing even now

If anything, this one might be a better example than the last one we featured, too. Sure, it's got more miles on it (120K) and an equally short MOT, but it's got that all-important paperwork to back up its history and has had some recent work done on it, including a new upper cam chain tensioner and cam cover gasket, and supercharger belts replaced by the previous owner.

It's not perfect, of course, with a blowing exhaust and a dicky electric aerial being the most obvious and problematic issues. But this is a 325hp supercharged Jaguar XJ, and it could be yours for a three-figure sum, so we hope you'll forgive it a couple of issues. Because 155mph motoring really doesn't come much cheaper than this...

Advert is reproduced below, or why not check out the alternatives to today's SOTW on our new beta classifieds site?

Jaguar XJR (6) 4.0 Supercharged F.S.H (£999)
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0 Supercharged.

Metallic Blue with oatmeal leather interior.

MOT June 23rd 2012.
Taxed until end of August 2012
Lots of service history & paper work
120000 miles (at time of advert, will increase as in daily use)
Spare alarm fob and 2x spare Jaguar Keys.
New Iridium Plugs & K&N Panel filter
New upper cam chain tensioner & cam cover gasket
New OEM water pump
Full coolant system drain, flush and refill.


All the usual extras, electric windows, heated front screen, electric memory seats & steering column. Original stereo, electric sunroof etc.

Very original example, very clean inside & out, in very good overall condition. Much better than most Jaguars of this age, 5x Original XJR alloy wheels with the correct sized tyres(255/45/17 pirelli's - rears low but 1x new tyre included). Fully stamped service book & user manuals etc.

Body work is generally very good, paint is commensurate with the age & mileage. See pics

Mechanically very good, no known issues. Strong AJ16 straight 6 engine with eaton blower (belts changed by prev owner & New spares included) Auto Gearbox shifts well, sport & manual modes, traction control also works well.

Known issues

Drivers seat heater element doesn't work
Airbag warning shows on dash (intermittently, believed to be connection issue)
Slight blow from exhaust manifold when cold (not loud and doesn't effect performance - theres a pair of really good spare manifolds included too)
Rear tyres are low on tread, 1x brand new tyre included.
Electric ariel sometimes doesnt extend (works most of the time)

please contact me if you wish to view the car and judge for yourself.

This is really cheap for what it is, It is painful enough selling it for a grand so I dont want any offers! I've been messed around by numerous time wasters lately and just want a quick, straight forward sale.

NO SCAM/SPAM EMAILS, I dont care if you're an Oceanographer/astronaut/Monkey dentist/pig tickler etc etc or how many million euros you offer to deposit into my account.
British £££ only, thanks!

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Comments (240) Join the discussion on the forum

  • B'stard Child 11 May 2012

    Excellent choice - smoke around in it to make sure engine is OK and then rip it's heart out and stick the engine in my Monza biggrin

  • bigrich4 11 May 2012

    Excellent SOTW there guys!

  • MarJay 11 May 2012

    Mmmm. Superchargery!

  • Benjaminbopper 11 May 2012

    A textbook shed of the week!

    This could make for a comical Le Mans / Silverstone Classic weekend car.

  • SmartVenom 11 May 2012

    Top shed. Style and pace, what's not to like.

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