FFotW: 1993 Jaguar XJS 5 Speed Manual



Posted 11.4.13


This rare cat comes Fuelfed member Quinn M. The Jaguar XJS coupe is a far better looking car than it’s drop-head stable-mate (in our opinion). As the successor to the E-Type, it’s one of the most undervalued classic luxury performance cars out there today. Having the ultra rare 5 speed only adds to the appeal for the real enthusiast.




1993 Jaguar XJS Coupe- This is a special car as only 30 coupes and 70 roadsters were imported with a factory installed 5-speed manual transmission. Except for 1993 and 1994, Jaguar did not equip export vehicles with manual transmissions. With a 4.0 liter engine and the manual transmission, it is a great driving car. Overall condition is very good.

I am a mechanic and I’ve owned this car for 10 years. I have over $4800 in receipts for parts that have been installed, not to repair, but to make it better. Suspension has been all redone with bronze racing rear bushings as well as poly front bushings and rack bushings. I also have (which is included, a new clutch kit $1200 in the original package, and new front seat leathers $800 and new steering hoses. It does not need a clutch or steering hoses, but I figured it would be a good idea to have them just in case.




The car has two very small bubble areas in the paint that would be pretty easy to fix, the headliner is brand new. The “ski slope wood” on the console is brand new (bought for $350 NOS from Jaguar) The rear end has been completely pulled from the car and the brakes have been done, including emergency brake pads and new rear pinion seal installed.

Transmission and differential has had Royal Purple Synthetic Gear oil since I’ve owned it, the engine is very strong and has had only synthetic since I’ve owned it.




I was planning on keeping this car forever, since I’ve owned 4 XJS’s in the past and it took a long time to find a manual transmission car. But I bought a new XK8 and this car just sits in a garage, which is just a shame.




All brakes are new, including front calipers, rear calipers have been rebuilt. Clutch master and slave have been rebuilt with a new rubber clutch line.




This car needs nothing more than a new home…..a good home.

Asking $7950 OBO.





3 Responses to “FFotW: 1993 Jaguar XJS 5 Speed Manual”

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  2. Albert Says:

    Car still available? I don’t see a date of the post.

  3. The Driver Says:

    The date is at the top of the post. Yes, the car sold two years ago.
    It was a nice car.

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