Lot 320 - 1990 12947 XJR 4.0 Litre Saloon
|Odometer reading||117,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,960|
The replacement for the Series III XJ6 was code-named 'XJ40' and
development on the all-new car began in the early 1970's. The
project suffered a number of delays due to problems at parent
company British Leyland and the 1973 oil crisis. The XJ40 was
finally introduced in 1986 at the British International Motor Show.
With the XJ40, Jaguar began to place more emphasis on build quality
as well as simplification of the XJ's build process which saved
weight, increased the stiffness of the chassis and reduced cabin
noise. The interior received several modernisations such as the
switch to a digital instrument cluster. The six-cylinder XJ40s are
powered by the AJ6 inline-six engine, which featured a four-valve,
twin overhead cam design. JaguarSport, the official 'Go Faster' arm
of Jaguar Cars, was run by racing team boss Tom Walkinshaw who was
commissioned to produce special versions of the street cars, the
XJR 3.6 saloon and the XJR-S 5.3L but they did little more than
acquaint customers with the JaguarSport Logo. Phase II started with
a more powerful, six litre XJR-S to tempt Porsche 928 drivers and
in 1990, the saloon benefitted from all the new major changes
introduced that year, a four litre engine and a new duel-mode ZF
four-speed automatic gearbox giving this elegant saloon a top speed
close to 150mph.
This 1990 Jaguar XJR 4.0 Litre Saloon has been recently repainted in the original colour of sapphire blue while the interior is finished in cream and piped in light blue leather. A new engine was fitted in 2000 for the previous owner by the Jaguar main dealers, Evan Forshaw, after the car had completed 83,000 miles, with this engine only covering 34,000 miles since being fitted. Properly maintained all of its life, this car has a full service history and comes supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2014, a file containing invoices for work carried out on the car, including the invoice for the new engine and old MoT test certificates. Also supplied is the complete handbook pack and the spare keys. This 150mph Jaguar XKR is being offered at no reserve and will sell for a fraction of its original cost and is sure to be classed as a classic Jaguar in years to come.
Price guide £2,000-£3,000
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