Lot 161 - 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 Le Mans Limited Edition
|Odometer reading||43,993 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £27,168|
- Limited edition number 95 out of 280
- Low ownership and low mileage
- Superb condition
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent grand tourer and actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4th April 1996 ending its 21 year production life. The specifications of the XJS compared well with Italian cars, brisk performance and luxury in abundance; 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 for much better economy; as a by-product, power was increased to 295bhp. To commemorate Jaguars success at the ‘24 heures du Mans’ in 1988 and again in 1990 a limited edition ‘Le Mans’ model was introduced. The Le Mans Edition model added extra leather trim, ‘Le Mans’ motifs to headrests and foot plates, quad headlights, ‘Growler’ bonnet badge, 16” ‘lattice’ alloy wheels and a ‘Le Mans’ boot badge to the package. Each of the 280 cars produced was individually numbered.
This Jaguar XJS was originally registered on 19th April 1991 and has only had three former keepers. This is car number 95 out of 280 and is finished in British Racing Green with magnolia interior and contrasting seat piping. The coachwork is in unmarked condition and the interior is commensurate with such a low mileage example. The alloy wheels are unmarked, this example is certainly one of the best examples we have seen. To be expected a comprehensive service history is present as are the original service books. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, Jaguar XJS’s are becoming increasingly desirable, a limited edition in such condition is sure to appeal to the prudent investor.
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