Lot 212 - 1989 12947 XJR-S
|Odometer reading||58,200 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,565|
'JaguarSport' was formally set up in 1988 during a remarkably successful chapter in Jaguar's racing history. Owned equally between Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw's TWR Group, the first road going Sportscar was the XJR-S 5.3 litre. Standard V12 road versions were delivered to TWR's premises and fitted with plush JaguarSport interior and exterior trim modifications allied to uprated suspension and 'Speedline' alloy wheels. TWR recorded drag coefficient improvements of over 10% and the vehicles were reported to not only look but feel and perform better.
Finished in Solent Blue with magnolia leather upholstery and blue carpets, the 58,600 miles is qualified by a substantial history file and original old MoT test certificates. Sold by Guy Salmon Jaguar Dealership in Thames Ditton, Surrey on 23rd October 1992 to the current registered keeper, the history file demonstrates diligent maintenance and the car presents very well. The old blue V5 Logbook shows the vehicle being registered for a period to the registered keeper's partner before the car was re-registered in his own name. All of the maintenance paperwork for this period continues however to carry the current registered keeper's name; effectively the same owner for 20 years.
Approximately six years ago, the car was placed into dry storage due to the owner's poor health, but was resurrected in Spring 2012 with minor re-commissioning, including new headlining, new tyres, oil and filter changes, 12 new spark plugs, brake refurbishment and a rebuilt rear axle with new bearings. The vendor describes the car as a genuine pleasure to drive with strong power and smooth transmission and steering. Everything is understood to work as it was designed to do so but for the original Jaguar stereo which is presently disconnected. The bodywork shows no physical signs of corrosion and the paintwork has retained a deep shine thanks to the car having been garaged throughout the majority of its life. The boot area is virtually spotless with original tool kit wrap as well as a Jaguar bag with complimentary maintenance materials. It has not been modified but for a leaping Jaguar mascot and later XJS alloy wheels which were placed on the car in the early 1990's (in perfect condition). The car comes with a valuable full set of five refurbished Speedline 'bottletop' XJR-S alloys.
There are two sets of keys (including original Guy Salmon key fob), original owner's booklet wallet (in correct magnolia leather as per XJR-S specification to match the car leather). The last MoT test certificate had no advisories and it will have a fresh 12 month's certificate before being presented for sale. Possibly one of the lowest mileage examples remaining, the seductive lines are now enjoying increasing favour especially with 'Classic & Sportscar' magazine tipping the Jaguar XJS as one for the shrewd investor.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.