Lot 222 - 1985 Jaguar XJ-SC V12
|Odometer reading||79,223 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
The XJS Cabriolet, which first appeared in 1983, was considerably more than merely a coupé with the roof removed. The '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 cabriolet and a strengthened sub-frame was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake. Retaining the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new cabriolet boasted a useful shelf for excess luggage and all expected Jaguar refinements as standard of course, making for a very fine open grand touring car. 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 delightfully handsome XJ-SC is finished in Dorchester Grey with Saville leather trim and was first registered on 4th September 1985. The current vendor has had the car restored and she presents in very good order, the paintwork having a good finish as does the interior and brightwork. The original starfish alloy wheels are unmarked, it is hard to think this car is over 30 years old. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a collection of paperwork.
Previous lotLot 221 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Roadster
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