• This tastefully made, V-8-powered Jaguar is restomod royalty The supercharged 1977 Jag will make you feel like the villain from a Mad Max/James Bond mashup
  • It features classic Jaguar proportions, but with a mean attitude It has a Lister body kit, which was installed sometime before 2000
  • 16-inch Apex Ultra wheels, finished in black A classy look thanks to the polished rims on the wheels
  • The original engine is long gone Don't let the Jaguar head covers fool you. This cat now features a fully-built 467 ci, Chevy V-8 that has been supercharged.
  • It's capable of serious power We don't have exact horsepower figures, but with 8 psi of boost and all the other goodies, we reckon close to 1,000 hp
  • A TH400 transmission sends power to the rear axle The three-speed automatic has been extensively redone, to cope with well over its 450 lb/ft factory rating
  • It also has side exhaust tips And that's always a nice touch
  • They've also turned some attention to the handling Spax Racing coilovers and upgraded brakes means this is no longer a luxury barge
  • The interior has also been redone More sound deadening, tan leather interior, and leather/velvet wrapped dashboard are only some of the niceties
  • Despite beign a restomod, it's still luxurious Wood trim, air conditioning, cruise control, Blaupunkt stereo, and more await you
  • It also comes with a revised gauge cluster Still a classic design, but it now has a 160 mph speedo, a 7,000 RPM tachometer, and other relevant data
  • The bid for this epi father-son project ends soon The current bid is $14,500
  • Swipe up for more details Does it tickle the Bond villain in you?

This 1977 Jaguar XJS is far from stock, as It features a 462 Chevy V-8 with a big blower on top

You can find some amazing stuff on bringatrailer.com and this Jaguar XJS is a perfect example. Granted, a 1977 Jaguar XJS probably isn’t your first choice of platform for a performance build, but it shows that even a lazy gran tourer, like this Jaguar, can turn into a proper tire-shredding machine. It’s an ambitious father and son project that’s actually finished (yes, such a thing is possible) and now, it’s for sale.

This Supercharged 1977 Jaguar XJS V-8 Is Not Your Typical Gran Tourer Exterior
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This tastefully made, V-8-powered Jaguar is restomod royalty
The supercharged 1977 Jag will make you feel like the villain from a Mad Max/James Bond mashup

Amongst the plethora of LS-swapped Corvettes, it’s nice to see something a bit more obscure and unique. Back in 2000, the current seller and his son pickuper up this Jaguar XJS and later modified the car with the V-8 engine. It is unclear whether the Jaguar started life as an inline-six or a V-12 car, but it now has a 7.7-liter pushrod V-8, mated to a built TH400, three-speed automatic transmission with upgraded bands, clutches, and other mods to help cope with the V-8’s power.

According to the seller, the short block was balanced and blueprinted back in 2001, but the engine itself was installed in 2018. The Chevrolet V-8 features a list of impressive upgrades, which are:

  • Dyer’s Blowers 6-71 supercharger w/ 8psi pulley set
  • Dual boost-referenced 750-Cfm Holley carburetors
  • Weiand intake manifold
  • Roller lifters and roller rocker arms
  • Ceramic-coated headers
  • Aftermarket radiator with dual electric fans
  • MasterLube pre-oiling system with accumulator
  • Weather Pack connectors and Bosch relays
  • Custom wiring harness
  • March Performance pulley kit
This Supercharged 1977 Jaguar XJS V-8 Is Not Your Typical Gran Tourer Exterior
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The black exterior is enhanced by the Lister body kit, which was installed by the previous owner, as well as aftermarket side mirrors. With the blower up front and the side exhaust, the big “Jag” looks like the perfect movie villain car. It also comes with 16-inch Apex Ultra alloy wheels, with a black centerpiece and polished rims, and are wrapped in BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2, all-season tires.

Handling is improved by Spax Racing coil-overs while stopping power comes from Girling vented disc brakes, with in-board rear rotors.

This Supercharged 1977 Jaguar XJS V-8 Is Not Your Typical Gran Tourer Interior
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Despite beign a restomod, it’s still luxurious
Wood trim, air conditioning, cruise control, Blaupunkt stereo, and more await you

Inside, you’ll find reupholstered tan leather seats and a leather-trimmed dashboard with velvet and wood inserts. Additionally, the interior benefits from new black velour carpets, which hide additional sound dampening material underneath. The Jaguar comes with air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, seatbelts with red stitching, and a Blaupunkt CD with aftermarket speakers. It also has fire extinguishers in the trunk, even though the stock Jaguar engine is long gone.

The car comes with a full set of gauges that show all vital information like engine oil temperature and pressure, coolant temperature, voltage, and fuel level. There’s also a 160 mph speedometer and a 7,000 RPM tachometer hiding behind the leather-wrapped Lister steering wheel.

This Supercharged 1977 Jaguar XJS V-8 Is Not Your Typical Gran Tourer Exterior
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Swipe up for more details
Does it tickle the Bond villain in you?

At the time of writing this article, the bid is at $14,500. There are five days until the bidding is closed.

The “Bad Cat” comes with partial service records, wiring schematics, a clean Illinois title on the seller’s name, and modification records.

We don’t have exact power and torque figures, but from the work done to it, and that big blower on top of the big V-8, we can deduct it’s plenty. It’s the kind of car that makes you want to make bad financial decisions (I know I do).

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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