Lot 306 - 1984 Jaguar XJS-C 'The Burberry Car'
|Odometer reading||80,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,536|
This interesting example of Jaguar's convertible XJS believed supplied directly to the luxury brand, Burberry. It was trimmed in their trademark tartan for use in their marketing campaigns. In 1997, the current owner acquired it from HR Owen in London at which time it had two previous keepers. In 2012, in a state of dis-repair, there was an opportunity for Basingstoke College of Technology and the Rotary Club of Basingstoke, to undertake a restoration of the vehicle where it could then be sold off as a means of raising funds for charities. It was taken to the college where it was inspected by KWE Engineering who were able to identify a programme of work and activities that had to be undertaken by staff and students within the Automotive Technology department within BCOT and the local Jaguar dealership in Basingstoke, Harwoods, generously donated some of the spare parts for the refurbishment. The refurbishment was considerable and included a full vehicle re-spray, replacing the complete rear bumper, and much, much more. In addition, repairs were undertaken by re-stitching and re-covering the targa roof panels and the wood veneer surround on the centre console gear selector.
With the works now complete, the car has an MoT test certificate valid until March 2016. The profits from the sale of the car will be used by Basingstoke Rotary to help support a number of youth-orientated charities in the Basingstoke area including Spotlight UK; Basingstoke Mencap and Homestart NW so enjoy some alternative Jaguar history and please give generously.