Thousand Dollar Supercar

Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

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I'm glad you're back in the game my brother.  Good stuff. 

Ain't no Mercedes but..

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It's so awesome that it needs six shock absorbers and six coil springs. It's got luxury covered too - climate control air conditioning, heated seats, heated electric mirrors, leather, wood, chrome, and a trip computer 

 

how many still work? and whats with the extra shocks and springs?

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I guess you could just sit in it in the garage and use it as a private gentleman's lounge?

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Man vs car match is totally on point.

Good work, I look forward to following the tale of intermittent electrics, leaking oil and UNF thread pitches.

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37 minutes ago, Goat said:

This is most excitement Ben!
You are living my dream.

except british and rubbish?

I guess if you fit a six throttle intake and squish your head a lot it might kinda look like a Z?

jokes aside, I hope you have found yourself a sparklingly sweet lemon mr supercar!

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I still have my xjs Tom. Just been too useless/distracted to get it done.


Seeing Ben's one makes me pine.

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12 hours ago, datlow said:

how many still work? and whats with the extra shocks and springs?

Amazingly the air conditioning works, and so does the trip computer (10l/100km average on the trip home from Paeroa). Electric mirrors work but switches need more use. Heated seats are locked out unless it's below 15 degrees, so I have to wait and see if they still have their magic smoke.

The extra shocks and springs apparently "...allows the use of smaller springs, taking up less space and protruding less into the luggage area.It also equalises the load transmitted to the front and rear of the crossbeam." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_independent_rear_suspension It's also possible they just use two pairs on the back to give sheepers something to scoff at.

9 hours ago, Goat said:

This is most excitement Ben!
You are living my dream.

Because you wouldn't live it for me by finishing your purple XJ-S! That thing was always my favourite out of your cars. I don't have the skill / equipment / finances to build a V12 manual, so I've settled for a nana model that hopefully won't prove to be too much of a basket case for me to keep on the road.

10 hours ago, sheepers said:

what the fuck is wrong with you Ben? 

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2 minutes ago, Thousand Dollar Supercar said:

It's also possible they just use two pairs on the back axle to give sheepers something to scoff at.

 

Or, so they look cool when used under hot rods?

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Yes yes yes!!!! I always love following your adventures and I look forward to lots of entertaining stories in the months to come. Such lush looking cars too.

Just be careful and don't let Keanu drive it...

 

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12 hours ago, Thousand Dollar Supercar said:

 

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i have no idea where that is.

or who that is.

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Have a soft spot for the XJS.

One of my fathers' friends has a special-build Walkinshaw XJR-S. 6L, V12 Manual, 400bhp. Thing's a beast.

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Needs the turbo from an XR6T Falcon that'll upset the purists and add smiles per gallon.

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11 hours ago, sheepers said:

i have no idea where that is.

or who that is.

That was Nats 2014 at Marahau, and I'm pretty sure the gentleman in the passenger seat was this hard case party dude whose name I don't remember:

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6 hours ago, Esprit said:

Have a soft spot for the XJS.

One of my fathers' friends has a special-build Walkinshaw XJR-S. 6L, V12 Manual, 400bhp. Thing's a beast.

It would be. I thought all TWR cars were basically body kits and suspension, still fitted with automatics and with their engines essentially stock. Fortunately, some total XJS Barry has written this site that suggests a 6L manual car could have been a possibility: https://classicregister.com/id-guides/how-identify-1984-1988-jaguar-xjs-twr-enhanced

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I know exactly what's wrong with him. The testosterone needles the fat-old-man PO fitted to the seat has him constantly speeding and passing everyone on the left. I, of all people, struggled to keep up. No appreciation. Or perhaps sheer shame in OS circles for even still talking to me? :-D

Another thing is wrong is that he doesn't smoke, and has to borrow a pipe from his old man and a seedy jacket from his brother (who wears it every day!) to look the part in this rather epic classic.

Looks old fashioned from back, but super sweet from any other angle. Inside the tunnel is so big they ensure your local chiropractor will be making a good living by offsetting your feet to the side, and on the passenger side there's not really enough room for my lanky legs possibly due to something under the floor (ECU, perhaps?).

Good on you for ignoring literally everyone and doing this! :-)

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