Lot 117 - 1993 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||108,640 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,886|
The Jaguar XJS offers its owners a slice of, well deserved, motoring history defying critics, as it did, to become one of the world's most successful GT cars. From the introduction of the HE engine in 1982, the 3.6 AJ6 engine in 1984 which expanded to four litres in 1989, the cabriolet in 1985, the full convertible in 1988 and the facelift model in 1993 to the final commemorative model in 1995. The XJS was continuously developed during its 20 year production life.
It is, though, the facelift model presented here today offering a more modern look and feel. Better performance from the new 16", five-spoke alloys and an improved interior with the biggest change being the long awaited addition of proper rear seats. In June the following year, Jaguar introduced a new engine, the AJ16. An evolution of the proven AJ6 engine, it featured a new cylinder head, increased compression, sequential fuel injection and numerous other changes to provide better fuel economy, driveability, refinement and performance.
This example is presented in British Racing Green with beige leather interior and a black electrically operated hood. Its smooth six cylinder engine is a joy, especially on those long journeys or indeed when driving swiftly through the country roads of Britain or on the Continent. The previous owner had a small accident damaging the passenger door and causing very slight damage to the sill. At this time, in 2008, the insurance company assessed the damage and deemed it a Category D due to Jaguar’s values being down at that time.
The damage was subsequently repaired and inspected by the Jaguar Owners Club who passed it as sufficient. The present owner has enjoyed use of the car for a number of years, sadly due to health issues he has chosen to sell the car. The car comes with a large history file, including documents confirming the damage and the letter from the Jaguar Owners Club as mentioned. This is a wonderful car with stunning styling and we are informed by the vendor it is still a joy to drive.
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