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2000 JAGUAR XKR 4.0L COUPE /8000 €

History

The Jaguar XK8 is a GT coupe released in 1996, also available in a convertible version, as well as an engine equipped with an Eaton compressor (XKR) which has a ZF gearbox. 

The first generation of Jaguar XK8 shares its platform, partially derived from the Jaguar XJS, with the Aston Martin DB7. The original design is by Geoff Lawson, succeeded by Ian Callum, for the next two generations of Jaguar XK. 

The feline silhouette of the XK, despite two major evolutions in 2002 and 2006, remains unchanged. Precious wood and  leather are very present, although some unpleasant plastics have appeared, and that there are versions favoring aluminum and carbon. Similarly, the convertible top is made of triple insulation fabric and not metal. The Jaguar XKR is the supercharged version of the XK8, produced from 1998.

The Ad

The ad that caught our attention is this Jaguar XKR 4.0l V8 Coupé 375 CH put into circulation in 2000 and displaying 152 000 km. 

It is equipped with many options, the body looks in good condition, But
– Two tires must be changed 
– The skylight needs refection 
– The vehicle seems to pose a problem ignition (candles and / or one reels to change) 
– The DVD of the GPS is absent (easy to find but still obsolete, Jaguar has never followed updates as soon as the model change)

However, the seller offers a mechanical guarantee (engine / Box / Bridge). 

As the weak point of the first Jaguar V8, it will be necessary to check if the chain tensioners were changed for third generations, in case of an evasive answer, it will be necessary to foresee the operation as soon as possible.

Its price: € 8 000

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1576337443.htm/

1989 JAGUAR XJS 3.6L /€13500

History

The  Jaguar XJ-S  (then  Jaguar XJS ) – (XJ27) is a luxurious GT produced between 1975 and 1996.

The XJ-S replaced the Type E in September 1975, based on the platform of the shortened XJ sedan.

Appearing in the midst of the oil crisis, and criticized for its design, the XJ-S has struggled to find a place in the market. Especially, that this one was very little favorable to the big-tourist sports

But the XJ-S and its greedy V12 are expensive, too expensive, almost 40% more expensive than a Type E and almost 15% more expensive than a Porsche 911 or a Mercedes 500 SL roadster! 

A newly designed six-cylinder in-line for the future XJ40 was then installed in place of the V12 in 1983, significantly reducing the price. 

Raised to 221 horses thanks to four valves per cylinder, it is judged by the specialists a little fair for the 1600 kg of the car. 

But everything is relative because the AJ6 engine is very voluntary and amazing flexibility and its flights provide a pleasant sound. 

However, it has never had a sporting vocation as evidenced by the lack of lateral support of the upholstery, the very little direct direction and hard and slow box control.

It is made to swallow asphalt on motorways at a sustained rate between 160 and 180 km / h (in Germany, therefore), in the coolness of the air conditioning and the quality of the stereo. 

This new offer will save the model whose sales have never stopped falling, despite Jaguar’s efforts to improve the V12 version.

The Ad

The ad that caught our attention is therefore this Jaguar XJ-S 6 cylinder 3.6l put into circulation November 2, 1989 in very good condition at a very reasonable price certainly justified by its high mileage (242,850 km).

This is the third owner who drives regularly with. 

In addition to the price, what is interesting is that it does not present any mechanical leak as can be seen in two pictures, that there does not seem to be any corrosion and that its owner presents for €3000 of recent invoices including the services, the renovation of the leathers, the heating radiator and the tires. 

The 3.6 is a reliable engine, less greedy than the V12, less fragile than the 4.0l and this car is properly maintained, we can consider that at around 5000 € below the market, this vehicle seems to be a a really nice opportunity.

Its price: € 13 500

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1627274475.htm/

1989 PORSCHE 944 2,7L PHASE 2 /€1700

History

After being announced in June 1981, the 944 was presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It is produced from November 1981, and marketed at the end of the same year.

The front-engined Porsches were planned to modernize the aging image of the famous  911  and ensure a more balanced road handling thanks to a better weight distribution. 

Externally, it inherits the lines of its predecessor 924, released five years earlier, while showing a more sporty style. It comes from the drawings of Anatole Lapine, Latvian designer also responsible for the 928.

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this 944, which was first put into circulation in 1989, so it would seem to be a 2,7l phase 2. 

According to its owner there are “a few things to redo, body is intact, front Porsches rear seats, original wheels. ” 

The body appears to be actually in good condition although it is in the grass so remember to check the bases. The driver’s seat does seem to be in good shape however, we have no picture of the dashboard. 

It is likely that it does not start, the seller specifies although it is sold “as is” and without any “contrôle technique”. The seller has another engine if necessary that could be included in the deal.

In any case, it will be necessary to change the timing belt and check the cooling system. 

A car that begins to become scarce, which seems complete with work but at a small price, to note that the owner sells another 650 € ( https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_auto/1638732998.htm/  ) with more work !

Its price: € 1 700

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1638724679.htm/

1968 LHD TRIUMPH TR5 PI /€48000

History

Triumph TR5 PI (or Triumph TR250 for the North American market) are models produced between 1967 and 1969.

The TR5, evolution of the Triumph TR4, is designed by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, and officially presented on October 3, 1967 against its competitors MG MGB, Austin-Healey 3000, Fiat Dino, Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, Jaguar Type E …

It was produced for a short period of 13 months from August 1967 to September 1968 in Coventry, UK, before being replaced by the Triumph TR6. 

It takes up most of the technical and aesthetic attributes of Triumph TR4, so much so that it is difficult to differentiate at first glance.

It is powered by a new 2.5-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine with Lucas mechanical injection (PI: the industry’s first injection system in the automotive industry), for 150 hp DIN, and a speed of 209 km / h, instead of the 104 hp 4-cylinder TR4.

Produced at 2947 ex in Europe, it is one of the rarest TR collection car models to date.

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this Triumph TR5 PI in very good condition that was put into circulation on June 19, 1968. 
Dark blue color with a Gallic leather interior, it was restored entirely from the chassis, it is equipped with the overdrive and surrey top. 

The engine was tuned to reach 200hp instead of the initial 150 with a balanced nitrided crankshaft and connecting rods, a sports camshaft, a Kenlo decompression box and an improved BOSCH injection pump. 

It is equipped with 4-piston calipers and Koni shock absorbers. 

Its price is in the average compared to a “normal” TR5 PI, the modifications and restoration done make it an interesting car to go see.

Its price: € 48 000

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1631099018.htm/

2000 Bmw z3 2.8 coupe M pack / €6000

 History

The BMW Z3 Coupe is an original and exclusive car. It was developed from the Z3 roadster by taking up the concept of the hunting wagon. 

it is a model with an assertive sporting character that only takes the high engines of the roadster.

The platform of the BMW Z3 Coupe comes from the 3 Series E36 Compact with its less sophisticated rear end. The car code is E36-8. Like the roadster, the coupe is built in the United States.

The style of the BMW Z3 coupe is unique in the late 1990s. The car does not really have a direct competitor. It is aimed at sports driving enthusiasts especially in its version M. In the end, the BMW Z3 coupe accounted for 6% of the total production of the Z3 family. This confirms its exclusivity and rarity.

 The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this Bmw Z3 Coupe 2.8 (193HP) released on February 23, 2000 with 179,000 km on the clock, black with a brown leather interior.

On the paper it can scare some but we see an excellent opportunity to have the chance to own this model that we rarely see less than €15 000 !

The bad points: 
– its body needs some TLC (new paint) 
– it was stopped for 8 years 
– it has German papers.

The good points: 
– it starts at quarter turn according to its owner and runs any distance. 
– It has heated seats, air conditioning and electric sunroof 
– This is a first hand 
– The 4 keys are presents as well as the original documentation package complete with its service book 

A very good deal despite the negative points, the price is firm, which we can easily understand, it should not stay long on the market and deserves to go see her.

 Its price: € 6000

 Link of the ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1639645342.htm/