Lot 219 - 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible (4.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||47,000 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £25,000|
- Celebration model
- Low mileage
- Impressive service history
The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. 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.
This XJS is a desirable Celebration model; the last model in the 21 year history of the XJS. The Celebration was also arguably one of the best models, featuring piped, embossed seats, diamond turned wheels and a wood/leather steering wheel. Finished in Morocco Red metallic and cream leather, this convertible from Browns Lane was originally registered in May 1995 to Jaguar Cars themselves. Since then the car has benefitted from an impressive 20 documented services. Presented to auction with the original handbooks and tonneau cover, these models are proving to be very collectable.
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