Lot 216 - 1994 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||122,084 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988, was considerably more than just 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 naturally boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard 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 elegant XJS Convertible, offered in Kingfisher Blue with contrasting Barley leather, has lived a remarkably charmed life having been being continually garaged since its purchase from Jaguar. This benefits from a high specification including electric leather seats and ice cold air conditioning. It is offered with a wealth of history. The woodwork is in fantastic order, as is the paintwork and chrome; the electric windows and roof mechanisms show no signs of faults. With a valid MoT test certificate, this really is a fine example of this desirable and iconic grand tourer which begs to be taken to the south of France with the roof down to see exactly why Jaguar sold these cars so successfully.