Lot 188 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Coupé
|Odometer reading||118,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,920|
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996, replacing the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS proved a competent grand tourer and was actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been produced during a 21 year production life and the specifications of the XJS compared well with both Italian cars; it was able to accelerate to 60mph in 7.6 seconds and had a top speed of 143mph. From July 1981, the XJS received the new High-Efficiency engine (HE) for much better economy and as a by-product, power was increased to 295bhp.
Originally registered in May, 1990, this lovely red XJS with contrasting cream full leather interior and red piping is described by the vendor as in excellent condition. The 3.6 litre twinned example is to an automatic gearbox wafting any buyer to comfortable speeds with very little fuss, as any XJS should. With an MoT test certificate valid until July 2017, an original handbook and service book with 19 stamps accompanied by detailed service records, this is an ideal entry level classic that is seeing more popularity with collectors.
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