Lot 270 - 1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Celebration Coupé
|Odometer reading||72,785 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
- Good service history
- Exceptional condition
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 AJ16 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.
Originally supplied by Evans Halshaw and registered on 1st August 1995, this XJS Celebration Coupé is in the strongest colour combination of Sapphire Blue with cream interior. The mileage of 72,785 is correct and warranted by a good service history and 19 MoT test certificates. The deep rich blue coachwork is in very good order as is the stunning cabin area with wood and leather in abundance. Powered by a 3980cc AJ16 engine, a well tried and trusted unit and when mated to an automatic gearbox, these Jaguars are a delight to drive. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 4th October 2018 together with the original service books, tool kit and jack, Jaguar XJS’s are more popular today than they have ever been and a late example such as this is sure to attract admirers wherever she appears.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.