Lot 270 - 1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||51,000 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent successor with better aerodynamics than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4th April 1996, by which time 115,413 had been produced spanning a 21 year production life. The specifications of the XJS compared well against Italian cars with acceleration of 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. In 1983, a new 3.6 litre AJ6 straight-six engine was introduced by Jaguar and at the same time a new cabriolet model, the XJ-SC became available. The XJ-SC was not a full convertible but had a non-removable centre targa-type structure and fixed rails above the doors. The static rear quarter windows remained. The two-seat XJ-SC targa was replaced by a two-seat full convertible in 1988, which proved to be a great hit.
Presented in Diamond Blue with navy hood, this V12 convertible is offered in a beautiful and sought after combination with unmarked alloy wheels and excellent coachwork. This particular example has been very well cared for but unfortunately in late summer of 2014 suffered light damage. The insurance company paid out on the claim and this example has since been the subject to a comprehensive inspection by Autolign of Northampton to ensure all repairs were of a suitably high standard and I not categorised. Having covered just 51,000 miles and offered with a stamped service history, new MoT test certificate (valid until March 2016) various old MoT test certificates, a very good history file and even the tool kit present in the boot this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a fast and appreciating classic which frankly, looks as new despite its 24 years of age!
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