Known internally as the X300, the 1994-1997 Jaguar XJ is a full-size luxury sedan manufactured by Jaguar Cars, which was then under the ownership of the Ford Motor Company. It evolved from the previous XJ40 generation but with improved build quality, improved reliability, and a retro-modern look using traditional Jaguar styling elements. Designed by Geoff Lawson, the X300 was launched in October 1994 at the Paris Motor Show as the “New Series XJ” to differentiate it from the previous model. The XJ6 came with either a 3.2- or a 4.0-liter AJ16 naturally-aspirated inline-6; the XJR with a supercharged 4.0-liter; and the XJ12 with a 6.0-liter V12. The X300 came in short wheelbase (SWB) and long wheelbase (LWB) versions.
5-speed manual, Getrag 290 (All models)
4-speed automatic, ZF 4HP-22 (XJ6 3.2)
4-speed automatic, ZF 4HP-24, electronic control (XJ6 4.0, XJR)
4-speed automatic, GM 4L80-E, electronic control (XJ12)
Wheelbase: 2870mm (SWB), 2995mm (LWB)
Length: 5024mm (SWB), 5149mm (LWB)
Width: 2074mm (including mirrors)
Height: 1307mm – 1326mm
Curb weight: 1800kg – 1975kg
Price Range When New
P2,500,000 to P3,500,000 (Indicative prices for 1994 Jaguar XJ6 and variants only)
Total Number Produced
92,000 units at Coventry, England
Why It Is Desirable
Robust monocoque chassis
Improved durability, rust resistance and build quality
Retro-modern look with traditional Jaguar styling
Bulletproof, smooth and powerful inline-6 (XJ6)
“It’s a Jaaaaaag” – Jeremy Clarkson of BBC Top Gear
Things to Watch Out For
It’s a 25-year-old car so expect some repairs.
Rust – check the lower sills, lower body panels, fuel tank, radiator mount
Suspension – bushings and shocks may need replacement, coil springs maybe sagging
Timing chain – replacement recommended at 150,000 kilometers
Automatic transmissions – mostly problem-free, requires fluid and filter change every 80,000 km
Interior – cracked leather seats, droopy headliner
Electronics – generally reliable; check warning lights; some faults can be minor like a loose connection; some faults may require new expensive parts
Condition and Current Price Range
Outstanding – P1,000,001 to P1,500,00
Clean – P750,001 to P1,000,000
Average – P500,000 to P750,000
Rough – We found an abandoned 1995 XJ6 4.0 and bought it for only P50,000
Damaged – Forget about it! Parts and repairs will cost more than the value of the car!
Jaguar cars from the 1990’s are coming of age.
Jaguar X300 had a short 4-year production run (1994-1997) and are becoming rare and collectible.
Buy one now while prices are still reasonable.
What’s Available in the Philippines
1995 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign; Good running condition; Tristann Jhong Dela Cruz; Gapan, Nueva Ecija; P550,000
1997 Jaguar XJ6 3.2; Clean, preserved, low mileage, 30,609 km; HR El Rose Virtus; Makati City, Metro Manila; P1,300,000.00
1997 Jaguar XJ6 LWB; Custom paint, 18-inch XJR wheels, preserved interior; Albert Martinez; Quezon City, Metro Manila; P1,000,000.00
1994 Promotional Video
If you currently own a 1994-1997 Jaguar XJ6, XJR or XJ12, hold on to it. Its value will increase in the near future.
If you want to have your first Jaguar XJ full-size luxury sedan, now is the time to buy if you can find a nice one.