Jaguar XJ-S: All 6- and 12-cylinder models 1975 to 1996 (The Essential Buyer's Guide) (Paperback)

Jaguar XJ-S: All 6- and 12-cylinder models 1975 to 1996 (The Essential Buyer's Guide) By Peter Crespin, Roger Bywater (Foreword by) Cover Image

Jaguar XJ-S: All 6- and 12-cylinder models 1975 to 1996 (The Essential Buyer's Guide) (Paperback)

By Peter Crespin, Roger Bywater (Foreword by)


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Perhaps because it was Jaguar's longest-running model ever, there are not only lots of examples of the XJ-S around, there are lots of terrible specimens to trap the unwary. With the youngest car now over ten years old, most XJ-S cars have long since dropped out of the dealer network and good examples are climbing in price but need to be sifted out from amongst the poor examples - often superficially dressed to sell. This book takes the fear out of buying one of these quick complex cars, by providing a checklist for common problem areas, followed by the core section taking readers methodically through each system in detail and scoring them to arrive at an objective numerical assessment of the car's condition to support a decision to buy or walk away. Short of employing an XJ-S expert to do the inspection for you, there is no safer way to avoid buying a bad car and end up with the vehicle of your dreams that lives up to expectations rather than becoming a money pit for the unwary. 

A medical writer by profession, Peter Crespin has written seven books about Jaguars and contributed articles to various car and motorcycle magazines over the last three decades. He’s a year-round motorcyclist and ex-racer when he’s not driving his supercharged Daimler or E-type convertible around the UK and Europe. A committed do-it-yourself fan, Peter has restored dozens of classic bikes and worked on more than fifteen Jaguars. Trained to IAM standard for both cars and motorcycles, he was a contributor and cartoonist for British Bike Mechanics/British Bike Magazine.

Co-founder of AJ6 engineering, Roger Bywater has accumulated 30 years of continuous involvement with the Jaguar V12 engine, having worked as a Senior Development Engineer at Jaguar Cars in the 1970s in the Experimental Department on fuel injection, exhaust emission control and engine development.

Product Details ISBN: 9781845841614
ISBN-10: 1845841611
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Publication Date: July 15th, 2008
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: The Essential Buyer's Guide

Classic Sports Car, September 2008
UK magazine
Circulation: 82,000

Latest in Veloce's handy 'Essential Buyer's Guide' series is the Jaguar XJ-S. Peter Crespin has owned several - in various states - so knows his stuff. Both six- and 12-cylinder models from 1975 to 1996 are covered in depth. At $19.95, this is an ideal introduction for those tempted by these coming classics.

It is small and dense, in a little paperback you can carry around with you, and it's packed with very clear, full-color photos on every page revealing every part of an XJ-S, inside and out." – Australian Classic Car

"... good value for the money considering the information provided. And there’s plenty of it ... the information provided is, as the title says, essential." – Hemmings Sports Exotic Car

"The best investment in peace of mind you can make if you are an XJ-S person."  –  Jaguar magazine