Lot 346 - 1985 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||47,454 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,800|
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 and 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 so increased performance.
Equipped with appropriate cherished number `CAT 175X', this handsome home-market XJS cabriolet is finished in Sage Green with a Doeskin interior. The accompanying history file is extensive and includes invoices, more recently, for front shock absorbers, an MoT test certificate and a full service just 1,000 miles ago. Also included are MoT test certificates dating back to 1990, the original bill of sale from Henlys of Llandudno and large history file, all of which is said to support the indicated mileage of 47,454. The XJS is widely reported as a rising classic of late and solid examples, such as this, should be seriously considered.
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