No 1987 XJ40 in US (was: [xj40] oil pressure gauge)

There was no 1987 model XJ40 in the US. The XJ40 was introduced in the
US early in 1987 but they all carried the 1988 model year designation.
Any US-spec 1987 MY XJ6 is a Series 3.

I have never seen a gray-market XJ40 in the US. I thought that the EPA
crack-down on grays was effective by then and would have shut off the
market.

-David
1994 XJ40 4.0>What did the '87 XJ40 look like? Was it more like the '86s or

the '88-'89s, in terms of looks, equipment and engine?


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David

A friend of mine, had an 87 XJ40 or so he said but I suspect it was a MY
88 built in 87. I saw both Series III and XJ40’s on the new car
showroom floor of Jake Kaplan’s in RI and was told they were both 87’s
by salesman. I could have been confused but considering the fact that
Jaguar itself can’t tell me how many Majestics were manufactured and
there are people who swear they bought an 89 Majestic from Jake with a
digital dash, I don’t know how reliable the dealer or manufacturer
information is. I suspect the dealers did so fooling around and perhaps
so PO’s too like rebadging cars or bring in gray market cars. Yes they
did cut down on the gray market but I know of at least one XJ40 that was
gray market personally. But then the guy moved back to the states and
brought it with him. I don’t think they stopped the gray market, just
made the cars conform to the current EPA standard. So there were gray
market XJ40’s that were converted to meet EPA spec by people who were
willing to spend the money. Who can say what a guy with an 86 Dutch
XJ40 would do if he moved back into the US and there were only Series
III’s on the road.

With Jaguar, I think it is better to say “Never say Never”.

Jay 90 Majestic with a coolant hose Jaguar says they never put on his
car and its all original :slight_smile:

David Berman wrote:>

There was no 1987 model XJ40 in the US. The XJ40 was introduced in the
US early in 1987 but they all carried the 1988 model year designation.
Any US-spec 1987 MY XJ6 is a Series 3.

I have never seen a gray-market XJ40 in the US. I thought that the EPA
crack-down on grays was effective by then and would have shut off the
market.

-David
1994 XJ40 4.0

What did the '87 XJ40 look like? Was it more like the '86s or
the '88-'89s, in terms of looks, equipment and engine?


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