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Boats are typically thought of as a hole in the water into which you hurl money. It looks like this Craigslist seller realized that he was really after a boat only after sinking considerable time and money into an extensive automotive gene-splicing experiment gone horribly wrong. Take one Jaguar XJ, add half a Ford Ranger Splash, season with a carbureted 305 and stir in a steering wheel cover that's vaguely reminiscent of calimari. Bake only halfway, frost with black, and serve. In all fairness, the small, limited resolution shots on the listing show a vehicle that actually looks better turned out than the recipe for confusion stew might suggest. Whether it's truly nice, or just another 50/50 curiosity would be interesting to find out. At least you won't have to pay to dock it – and with the GM powertrain, it'll likely be far cheaper to maintain than the Evinrude on your pontoon boat.
[Source: Craigslist]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought the merger with Ford & Jaguar didn't work... I don't think it does here either.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I sure hope that the Jag had been rear-ended and written off by the insurance company...
      ...I'd hate to think of a Ranger cab bolted to a Jaguar rear-end out there somewhere.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd be plum proud to drive it around here in Appalachia. Now, I would worry about putting a load in the back. That thing is gonna break apart for sure. But, I like it and the 305 is just fine except for the carburetor. Man, I am so thankful for fuel injection. I had a 95 305 Silverado with a five-speed manual with a 3:08 rear end from the factory. It got over 20 MPG on the highway and was only turning around 2100 rpm at 80 mph.
      • 7 Years Ago
      jaguaren't
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I win the Powerball, it's mine.

      Which makes me gratefull that the odds of me winning the Powerball are so long...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think you lost me at 305. Most finicky motor I had in any of my many station wagons.
      • 7 Years Ago
      just. plain. wrong.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i agree that it looks surprisingly good. only two things to change: round cab behind the doors to mimic ranger fenders (or extend it to blend with fenders) and engine. original jag 6 or even better v8 from new xj.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm not so sure. There's some charm in the sculpted form...

        Ok, so laugh at my taste... but toss a couple of Holland & Holland shotguns on the gunrack, and it kinda works!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I actually like it as well.
        Kinda reminds me of the Silvia+Truck drift car...errr...I mean drift truck.
        http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2007/may/s13.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      Somehow a Ford 302 makes more sense than a chevy motor in a Jag/Ford.

      I am actually kind of amazed how well the ranger bed goes with the Jag's lines. If the "cab" were a bit more rounded on the back, it would be almost passable as a real vehicle that people would ask where it came from.

      More panache than the G8 ST, anyway! :D

      variety is the spice of life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      because this is what happens when you have too much free time, and too many spare parts...

      next time he should graft the back to a hatchback...
      XJ3!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This should be badged "DangerRanger".
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow this guy lives like 50 miles from me. I agree it is wrong, it looks terrible.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bet that would sell quickly in Australia.
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