Lot 127 - 1992 Jaguar XJS Coupé (4.0)
|Odometer reading||62,358 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent replacement with better aerodynamics than the E-Type and was last produced on 4th April, 1996 by which time 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life. The car was re-engineered in May 1991 and renamed XJS (facelift). The rear side windows appeared enlarged and the buttresses stayed , although their appearance was minimised by the new side window treatment, as designer Geoff Lawson argued that they were part of the car's character. The car received a new 4.0-litre version of the AJ6 engine. At the same time, the car benefitted from a revision to the rear brakes; they were now fitted with outboard rear disc brakes, instead of the more complicated inboard items on previous models. It also received a more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers.
This Jaguar XJS was originally supplied by Appleyard Jaguar in Harrogate on 4th September, 1992. After a recent period in storage, she has been re-commissioned and presents in very good order. The signal red coachwork is virtually un-blemished and the Cotswold half leather trim shows little sign of wear. The invoice is present in the file from the supplying dealer and the extras are listed as heated front seats, automatic transmission and cruise control with an 'on the road' price of £32,500. The original service books show she had 15 services prior to a period of hibernation. A fresh MoT test certificate accompanies this 4.0 coupé, together with a V5C registration document. Realistically estimated this facelift XJS, in a striking colour combination, is sure to create interest.
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