Lot 325 - 1988 Jaguar XJS HE Coupé
|Odometer reading||64,732 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,144|
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996, replacing the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS proved a competent grand tourer and was actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been produced during a 21 year production life and 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. From July 1981, the XJS received the new High-Efficiency engine (HE) for much better economy and as a by-product, power was increased to 295bhp.
Presented in metallic burgundy with tan interior, this lovely low-mileage XJS benefitted from no less than 11 service stamps from Jaguar dealers before having been stored and unused for some time. Subject to a recent re-commission and with TWR additions eluding to possible enhancements early in its life- including a plaque on the engine- this example is offered with a fresh MoT test certificate until September 2016, a brand new service in addition to the Jaguar owner's owners pack and service book. With less than 65,000 miles, this could be an ideal opportunity to purchase a low-mileage example of these fast appreciating coupés.
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