Found out from a local friend earlier today who knows my thing for the XJS that there is someone near me who has a pre-face lift coupe for sale. He emailed me some pics of it, and it’s nice, although the Euro headlights on a pre-face lift kinda threw me off at first. It also has a sunroof, which, IIRC, N.A. models did not. The last shot showed the backside of the car, and it is badged “3.6”. I guess I knew Jag made some 3.6 European models in the XJ40 line (and or X-300?), but didn’t think they did so with the XJS. Upon further inquiry, turns out the owner (a lady) had it originally brought over from Germany. I have to admit it is in very nice cosmetic shape (bright red paint, btw), although it has around 130K on it (not sure if those are kilos or miles). IMHO, she’s asking a pretty high sum for it, in the neighborhood of $14K or so.
As her “for sale” sign on the car reads, “rare model”, but I’m thinking in this case that = trouble, as I wonder how hard it would be to get new parts for a 3.6’s drive train here in the U.S. (and no, I’m not interested in buying it, just curious about that matter).