Lot 288 - 1992 12947 XJS 4.0 Coupé

Lot 288 - 1992 12947 XJS 4.0 Coupé

Lot 288 - 1992 12947 XJS 4.0 Coupé

Lot Number 288
Registration J168WVN
Chassis Number SAJJNAED3EK183737
Engine Number 9EPCNA157912
Odometer reading 77,198 miles
Estimate £6,000 - £8,000
Result Sold - £5,040

The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent replacement with better aerodynamics than the E-Type and was last produced on 4th April 1996 by which time 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life.  Its specifications compared well against Italian cars with acceleration of 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. The first series of XJS cars had a Borg-Warner Model 12 transmission; however, in 1979, GM Turbo-Hydromatic 400 transmissions were fitted. In 1983, a new 3.6 litre AJ6 straight-six engine was introduced, a hugely flexible unit and an extremely popular option. The car was re-engineered in May 1991 and renamed XJS (facelift). The rear side windows appeared enlarged, and the buttresses stayed (although their appearance was minimised by the new side window treatment), as designer Geoff Lawson argued that they were part of the car's character. The car received a new 4.0-litre version of the AJ6 engine. At the same time the car benefitted from a revision to the rear brakes; they were now fitted with outboard rear disc brakes, instead of the more complicated inboard items on previous models. At the same time the car received more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers.
 
First registered on 16th June 1992, this XJS 4.0 Coupé automatic is finished in Flamenco Red, with doeskin leather trim. Usual Jaguar refinements that are associated with such a marque can be found on this car, anti-lock brakes, electric seats, power steering and air conditioning. The vendor is a Jaguar enthusiast and we are advised the car drives well with no adverse noises. The 3980cc engine starts on the button and runs in a very responsive manner with good oil pressure. Benefitting from the protective rubber strips along the side of the car, this Jaguar is in very good condition taking into account it is over 20 years old. A very desirable and useable modern classic.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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