Lot 287 - 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||38,384 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,960|
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, disc brakes and its excellent ride/handling balance it was justifiably praised by the contemporary motoring press. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre engine developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave an authoritative 150mph performance. The targa element of the car was often preferred over the straight convertible as it added more torsional rigidity thus resulting in the car being a delight to drive.
This outstanding XJ-S Cabriolet was originally registered as a Press car by Jaguar at Browns Lane, Coventry. E500 JAC has had two owners since and has covered a mere 38,384 miles from new. The condition of this XJ-S Cabriolet can only be described as superb. The Racing Green paintwork is unmarked as is the barley leather trim. The 5343cc, V12 engine purrs in the familiar way that only a Jaguar V12 does. Our test drive confirmed this to be of the highest quality, operating with a silky smoothness commensurate to such a marque. Only 710 V12 Cabriolets were manufactured for the UK market and it is thought less than 100 still exist today. Supplied with the original handbooks, a history file, V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 16th April 2015 this is certain to be a future classic.
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