Lot 184 - 1992 Jaguar XJS Coupé
|Odometer reading||20,000 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,520|
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was actually more aerodynamic with the last one being produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been produced during a 21 year production life. 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 specifications 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.
This superb Jaguar XJS has only had one owner and has only covered just 20,000 miles from new, the speedo was changed at 10,000 miles. The owner of Plymouth Argyle football club saw this car on display in a Reg Vardy dealership in the North East of England; liked it and vowed that he would buy it if his team won that afternoon, which it did and the rest is history. Finished in red with magnolia hide seats, piped in red and with black carpet, it is fitted with special, very rare optional extra Lattice alloy wheels with red centres. This XJS is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2016 and in the handbook pack is the service book which shows that it has been regularly serviced and maintained. An exceptional Jaguar which is certainly becoming regarded as a modern day classic.
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