Lot 218 - 1984 12947 XJSC (3.6 Litre)
|Odometer reading||66,000 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
That Jaguar's XJS will become a 'bona fide' classic is beyond doubt. Launched in 1975, its twenty one year production life was a testimony to the excellence of its basic design. With all round independent, coil sprung suspension, power assisted rack and pinion steering and disc brakes, its excellent ride/handling balance was justly praised by the contemporary motoring press. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave authoritative 150mph performance. The targa element of the car was often preferred over the straight convertible as it added more torsional rigidity and so increased performance.
This 1984 Jaguar XJSC 3.6 litre, fitted with a manual gearbox, has only covered 66,000 miles from new as verified by the collection of old MoT test certificates dating from 1988 when the car had covered 38,000 miles. Although this car has had very little use over recent years it has been fully maintained; a thousand miles ago in 2006 the brakes and exhaust were replaced. Recently the car has had some paintwork repainted as well as a visit to a trim shop to bring the car back to top condition. Finished in Metallic Antelope with doeskin leather interior this Jaguar XJSC is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2014, a handbook pack containing various handbooks and the file containing the collection of old MoT test certificates. Reportedly always reliable and a great driver's car, enjoy the weak winter sunshine with the heater on and the wind in your hair...
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