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Lister Jaguar XJS 7.0 Le Mans Coupe Heading to Auction – Photo Gallery

After the jaw dropping E-Type was phased out of production, the leaping cat from Coventry, Great Britain replaced it with the XJS. While the main difference between the two is that the XK-E was a sportscar and the XJS a grand tourer, the eye candy between the two was extremely different as well.
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Nevertheless, between 1975 and 1996, the Jaguar XJS sold 115,413 copies before being replaced by the XK8. Although a six-cylinder model was made available in the 1980s, the XJS we all know and love is the full-on 5.3-liter V12 model, which could hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 7.6 seconds when coupled to a silky automatic.

Nowadays you can get an XJS for peanuts, but these babies suffer from a lot of electrical problems and rusting issues. These two are the main reasons why a UK-based company will charge you around 35,000 pounds sterling for changing all the electricals and a minor resto job on top of it. 35 grand on top of the donor car that is, which ultimately translates to E-Type money.

That's why if you're in the market for an XJS, we'd recommend to go for the best one out there – the breed which is known as the Lister Jaguar XJS 7.0 Le Mans Coupe. Estimated to sell for anything between 38,000 to 42,000 pounds ($57,239 to $63,255), the car we're talking about today is just one of 25 ever produced by Lister. A 1991 model with a V12 bored to 7 liters of displacement, this bad boy packs a hefty 604 HP under its sleek, long hood, more than the mid-engined twin-turbo V6-powered XJ220's 540 HP.

Benefitting from a twin-supercharger setup and a Getrag six-speed transmission, GII CAT cost its original owner a whopping 77,000 pounds ($115,965) back in 1991. With only 43,850 miles (70,570 kilometers) on the odometer, this Jaguar XJ220 hypercar-beating Lister Jaguar XJS 7.0 Le Mans Coupe grand tourer will cross the auction block at the end of February at Silverstone Auctions' Race Retro Classic Car Sale.

 
 
 
 
 

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