Let everyone do what they like with their money, of course. But this does not prevent me from seeing it as sacrilege to turn a majestic Jaguar XJ into a pick-up, something that has happened in the United States and has caused a great uproar on eBay, the page where the creation is for sale. and that can end up in your garage for $29,000or what is the same, 26,700 euros to change.
That is if the auction does not cause this Jaguar XJ that once saw better days sells for a lot less or a lot more, you never know. And it is that the uncertainty generated by this type of “homemade” transformation means that the balance can tip towards either side, but at the time I write these words the highest bid is at $12,000 along with the 29,000 dollars for which the ex-English saloon can be yours right now.
This Jaguar XJ turned into a pick-up could end up in your garage
But focusing on the unit in question, we find an XJ from 1998 that hides a colossal V8 in its bowels. Specifically, we are talking about a 4.0-liter atmospheric engine producing 284 hp and 375 Nm of torquefigures that, managed by means of a five-speed automatic transmission, allow a 0 to 100 in 7.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 240 km/h.
However, these figures may have varied for better or for worse. with its new pick-up condition. And it is that to give it said configuration, the creator has sacrificed the majestic rear seats of the XJ and the trunk to turn the back into a single and uncovered cargo area.
However, Is all this transformation really worth the $29,000 they ask for the Jaguar XJ? We must bear in mind that it is a unit that, either as a saloon or as a pick-up, has traveled a total of 150,000 kilometers, which is not too much but does not make it a candy either. And even more so if we take into account that we can find units on the used market for around 10,000 euros or even below.