Lot 207 - 1986 Jaguar XJS V12
|Odometer reading||91,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent grand tourer, and actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type. In total 115,413 models were produced during a 21 year life span; the last of which came off the production line on 4th April 1996. Originally, power came from the Jaguar V12 petrol engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission but the manual was soon dropped. V12 engined cars were unusual at the time with notable exceptions coming from Italian luxury sports car makers Lamborghini and Ferrari. The specifications of the XJS compared well with both Italian cars; it was able to accelerate to 60mph in 7.6 seconds and had a top speed of 143mph. From July 1981, the XJS received the new High-Efficiency engine for much better economy; as a by-product, power was increased to 295bhp. At the same time, the XJS received changes to its exterior and interior with new five-spoke alloy wheels, chrome inserts on the upper part of the bumpers and wood inserts on dashboard and door cappings.
This XJS was registered on 1st August 1986 and has had a total of just four custodians throughout its life; the current owner investing significant sums to result in the magnificent example on offer today. Described by the vendor as faultless to drive, the restoration work has been carried out to a high standard. With no adverse noises apparent on our test drive, this is certainly a Jaguar to be proud of. Finished in grey with matching saville grey trim, the car comes supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate and a comprehensive history file. Jaguar XJS values have been increasing of late; this is an opportunity to purchase one of the finest available today.
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