Lot 432 - 1989 Jaguar XJR-S
|Chassis Number||SAJ-JSAEW3BB 157528|
|Engine Number||8S 064757 SA|
|Odometer reading||43,031 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £10,000|
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury car produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent grand tourer and actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type. 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 specification 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. From 1988, a special XJR-S version of the V12 5.3-litre car was produced by Jaguar Sport, a separate company owned jointly by Jaguar and TWR. This car had a distinctive body kit, special alloy wheels and suspension together with a number of handling improvements.
This is a four owner Jaguar XJR-S that was first registered on 27th January 1989 having been supplied to Hartwell Jaguar of Bristol. It was specified by the first owner, a Mr. P.G. Sykes, that the rear boot spoiler be left out of the build process, and so it was delivered. Finished in Solent Blue with magnolia trim, this is a rare example and the 43,031 miles is believed to be correct although cannot be warranted. Equipped with the usual refinements expected from a Jaguar; electric seats, air conditioning, leather trim etc. this is an XJR-S that will stand out from the crowd and would grace any collection. The most recent service appears to have taken place in December, 2011 although we are informed that this Jaguar has been rarely used in the intervening years. It comes supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until August, 2013 and presents in good order throughout.
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