eBay Challenge: The Best Six-Cylinder Cars For Less Than $6,000

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As car manufacturers shy away from the old eight-cylinder engines of yesteryear, more and more of their top model trims will come equipped with a high strung six-cylinder powerplant. Based on that sobering fact, how much of that more-than-four, less-than-eight power can you get on eBay for less than $6,000?

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Here are the rules:

  • Selections aren't limited to simply 'cars' (kit cars, trucks, and military/commercial vehicles included)
  • One entry per post.
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $6,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn't go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is best six-cylinder powered car for less than $6,000.
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Now go find a car that is surprisingly quick and surprisingly great on gas.

I'll arrange the best selections afterwards. You have until the end of the weekend.

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DISCUSSION

nadenator
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Alright, the only thing I can find on ebay is a normal XJ6.

1997, Buy it now: $6,000 on the nose, 71,000 miles, whatever.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XJ6…

There, I've met criteria. Now, if you won't begrudge me $499, lets talk about this 1997 XJR on Cars.com, hmm?

http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/…

It too, only has 70,000 miles. But unlike that lowly XJ6, this 4.0 STRAIGHT six haz supercharger. Just the simple idea of a supercharger on a STRAIGHT six is, well, it's just satisfying in every single way.

I would also like to remind everyone that the word 'reliability' is nowhere to be found in this challenge's description, so I don't want to hear anything about Jaguar reliability, Lucas electrics, or how every mile you drive this car kills a dolphin or some nonsense.