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?


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.

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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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.


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


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.