Lot 320 - 1990 12947 XJR 4.0 Litre Saloon

Lot 320 - 1990 12947 XJR 4.0 Litre Saloon

Lot 320 - 1990 12947 XJR 4.0 Litre Saloon

Lot Number 320
Registration H835BKK
Chassis Number SAJJPALD3AA624687
Engine Number 9WPFMA128665
Odometer reading 117,000 miles
Estimate No Reserve
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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