Lot 340 - 1995 Jaguar Sovereign Saloon
|Odometer reading||20,050 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,616|
The Jaguar XJ (X300) series was manufactured between 1994 and 1997. It was the first XJ produced entirely under Ford ownership and can be considered an evolution of the outgoing XJ40 generation. Like all previous XJ generations, it features the Jaguar independent rear suspension arrangement. The design of the X300 placed emphasis on improved build quality, improved reliability and a return to traditional Jaguar styling elements. At the car's launch in October 1994 at the Paris Motor Show, Jaguar marketing material made use of the phrase "New Series XJ" to describe the X300 models. The X300 series represented the result of a £200 million facilities renewal program by Ford. The program introduced state-of-the-art automated body welding robots manufactured by Nissan and was intended to show the future direction of the British auto industry. To honor Jaguar's achievements, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Browns Lane factory in December 1994 and ordered a British Racing Green X305 Daimler Double Six for her personal use. This was the Queen's second visit to Jaguar's Coventry factory since 1956.
This 1995, four litre Jaguar Sovereign has only covered 20,000 miles from new, purchased by Colin Wills, chairman of Wills Tobacco, the car was chauffeur driven from new. Mr. Wills passed away in 1997 leaving the Jaguar to his driver, Mr. M. Rudman with 11,000 miles on odometer. Mr. Rudman used it sparingly, keeping the car in storage for most of the time until 2010 when the Wills family purchased the car back and since only added a further 30 miles to the mileage total. Finished in Westminster Blue with oatmeal leather interior, this Sovereign is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2016, the original hand book pack, spare keys and a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices.
Price Guild: £4,000 - £6,000
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