Lot 150 - 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible
|Odometer reading||49,461 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,080|
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 XJS convertible was originally supplied by Doves Jaguar in Croydon on 12th March, 1991 and was one of their demonstrator vehicles prior to being sold to the second owner. She was taken off the road in 2011 and has been dry stored since. With 19 stamps in the service book, the last in October 2011, this has clearly been a well maintained and highly cherished example. Since re-commissioning, she has a valid MoT test certificate until 11th June, 2018 with no advisories. Finished in the delightful colour combination of Arctic Blue with doeskin leather trim and a blue hood, the mileage of this Jaguar is warranted at 49,461. Pre-face lift XJS's are becoming sought after by collectors, this is one of the last of this model to be manufactured and presents in excellent order. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with the original literature pack, this V12 convertible Jaguar is an ideal vehicle to enjoy the summer months ahead.