Lot 337 - 1985 Jaguar XJ-S Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||96,972 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,920|
That Jaguar's XJS will become a 'bona fide' classic is beyond doubt. Launched in 1975, its twenty one year production life was a testimony to the excellence of its basic design. With all round independent, coil sprung suspension, power assisted rack and pinion steering and disc brakes, its excellent ride/handling balance was justly praised by the contemporary motoring press. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave authoritative 150mph performance. The targa element of the car was often preferred over the straight convertible as it added more torsional rigidity and was therefore more enjoyable to drive than the later convertible.
Originally registered on 1st November 1985, this XJ-S V12 Cabriolet has been owned by the current vendor for the last 12 years. Benefitting from a rear seat conversion, this cabriolet is largely in its original condition, including the correct starfish alloy wheels. Finished in red with magnolia leather trim and a black roof, C914 TBD is supplied with a V5 registration document, current MoT test certificate and some service history. Good XJ-S's are becoming increasingly difficult to find; rare models such as this cabriolet, in good order, will always have a strong following.