Lot 207 - 1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||58,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988, was considerably more than merely a coupé with the roof removed. The earlier 'T'-top cabriolet paved the way as the first open Jaguar since the demise of the E-Type in 1975, but this was to be the first full convertible and a strengthened sub-frame was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake. Retaining the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new convertible boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard of course, making for a very fine open grand touring car. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre engine developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave authoritative 150mph performance. Today, this model is very much establishing itself as a most worthy latter day classic, good examples being eagerly sought by connoisseurs of the marque.
This handsome convertible is finished in white with barley leather trim. The rear storage area has been replaced and two well trim seats offer the option of this car being an occasional 2+2. Originally registered on 1st August 1988, this is a pre-airbag example that presents in excellent condition. A good history file accompanies F125RYH and we are pleased to report she drives in the usual silky smooth manner expected of such a car. Supplied with a V5 registration document, this XJS Convertible defies its 27 years of age.
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