Classic face-off is a feature where we show you a couple of similarly priced classic cars from the same era, and you vote for the one you find most appealing.
Today we have a couple of large, heavy so-called “sports cars” which hail from the UK. Neither is lacking in cylinders or displacement. But that’s about all they have in common. One is ready to go and appears to be in good condition. The other is going to require some (considerable) work. One is fairly common and won’t turn too many heads. The other is a bit of an oddity and should garner a few respectful nods from those in the know. One is red. The other one isn’t.
First up is this 1991 Jaguar XJS. Power comes from a 5.3 litre V12 which has seen a fairly substantial 119k miles of road pass under its sump. The seller says its had regular maintenance, and has recently had a few major jobs done. Including a transmission service, rebuilt rear-end, rebuilt brakes, new brake lines and a converted ac compressor. The bodywork looks straight and unblemished. Likewise the interior is in good shape. It’s not the rarest or most unusual classic car out there. But it does have a certain charm about it. Price $6,500. eBay link here
Today’s other participant in Classic Face-Off is another Brit. This one’s a 1972 Jensen Interceptor Mark III Coupe. It’s not seen much love for the last few years. But there’s more than enough of the original car left salvageable to make it worthy of a restoration. For the money it has considerably more character than the Jag, but the downside is you’ll have to sink some considerable cash into the car to bring it up to the same standard. On the upside the rust is far from terminal. Oh yeah, and there’s a 375 horsepower V8 somewhere under that enormous hood. Price $6,500. eBay link here