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Is this XK150 engine and trans worth $2500?

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baloo Silver Member s y
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
Been offered an XK150 engine and 4spd trans.
Trans is supposedly with OD.
Engine supposedly turns freely. However, from pics, I can see at least 2 head bolts are broken off, leading me to wonder what else might be wrong deeper inside.
Seller wants $2500.

Is this something I should jump on for my engine-less XK140?



1968 Jag 420G
1976 MG Midget, BugEye nose conversion
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo conversion
1956 Jag XK140

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DAWTRIJAG David Warr
St. George's, Newfoundland, Canada   CAN
Hi,
This might be worth while. Do a lot of checking around. There may be other engines and transmissions on offer. The OD is a big plus.
David

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mgruber921 Marvin Gruber
Florence, Alabama, USA   USA
I sold a 140 C engine that needed rebuilding for $10k, I say check it out closer.
Marv

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Orlando, Florida, USA   USA
I have a 3.8 liter block but it is seized, (the pistons are frozen in situ). from a MK-2 1963.

no cylinder head, but the timing chains are there.

If you want a rebuildable, this one is good. It is inside a rolling Crate, ready to ship.



1965 Jaguar S type
1984 Jaguar XJ-6

star6936 Silver Member Michael Stella
Milton, MA, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Betty"
1958 MG Magnette ZB
1966 Jaguar 3.8S
1970 Rover P6    & more
That's not a bad price for both, and you would probably want to be going through them both thoroughly anyway before putting them into your 140. If they can be salvaged without total rebuilding then you would have saved about 10-15,000.

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