Lot 270 - 1989 12947 XJS
|Result||Sold - £2,688|
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 actually more aerodynamic with the last one being produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been produced during a 21 year production life. 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.
This example was acquired by the vendor from a gentleman in Norwich in 2011. It is thought that he owned it from 2002 and prior to that, the car had three other owners. When bought in August of that year, it had just passed an MoT test with no advisories to report. Since then, the radiator and the coolant piping have been replaced with the entire cooling system refurbished. The engineer who worked on the car, a Mr. Phil Bradford, was an ex-Jaguar Racing Engineer and driver who has successfully restored a number of British classics. In September of last year, it again sailed through the MoT test with no advisories. A fine touring sportscar.
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