Lot 228 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||73,111 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,400|
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 blue with a contrasting grey leather interior, has lived a remarkably charmed life having been being continually serviced since its purchase from Jaguar Stratstone of 21 Mansell Street, London on 21st March 1990 by its first keeper, Mr. R. Holmes of Basingstoke. The car is supplied with a complete book pack including a service record booklet with 22 main dealer service stamps with the most recent service carried out in April 2015 at 67,000 miles. The V5 is showing two former keepers; the first owner kept the car until 1993, the second until 2014. In the last two years, the car has been used on a three weeks tour of Italy, testament to the owner's faith in the reliability of the car. Along with a V5 document, an MoT test certificate valid until October 2017 with no advisories and the aforementioned service booklet and book pack accompany the car. This really is a fine example of the desirable and iconic grand tourer which begs to be taken back to the continent with the roof down to see exactly why Jaguar sold these cars so successfully.
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