Lot 255 - 1994 Jaguar XJ-S Convertible
|Odometer reading||118,613 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,288|
The Jaguar XJS offers its owners a slice of, well deserved, motoring history defying critics, as it did, to become one of the world's most successful GT cars. From the introduction of the HE engine in 1982, the 3.6 AJ6 engine in 1984 which expanded to four litres in 1989, the cabriolet in 1985, the full convertible in 1988 and the face-lift model in 1993 to the final commemorative model in 1995. The XJS was continuously developed during its 20 year production life.
It is, though, the facelift model presented here today offering a more modern look and feel . Better performance from the new 16", five-spoke alloys and an improved interior with the biggest change being the long-awaited addition of proper rear seats. In June the following year, Jaguar introduced a new engine, the AJ16. An evolution of the proven AJ6 engine, it featured a new cylinder head, increased compression, sequential fuel injection and numerous other changes to provide better fuel economy, driveability, refinement and performance.
The previous keeper purchased this car in 1998 at 37,000 miles and it has been her main form of transport until August of this year. She has been meticulous in her servicing and there are no less than 16 stamps recorded showing that the car was often serviced by time rather than mileage. In addition to this, there are all the MoT test certificates running from 1998 and a comprehensive file of invoices including the most recent detailing extensive works carried out. She finally downsized and rather than keep the car outside and the time came for her and her beloved Jaguar to part company. Presenting extremely well and with good history, these late-model convertible XJ-Ss are becoming sought-after and with the accomplished ride this car offers, there is little surprise.
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