Lot 208 - 1994 Jaguar XJS Convertible (4.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||89,149 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
- Desirable facelift example
- Recently serviced
The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988, was considerably more than just a coupé with the roof removed. The earlier 'T'-top cabriolet paved the way as the first open Jaguar since the demise of the E-Type in 1975 but this was to be the first full convertible and a strengthened sub-frame was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake. Retaining the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new convertible naturally boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard making for a very fine, open grand touring car. The XJS was continuously developed during its 20 year production life. Today, this model is very much establishing itself as a most worthy latter day classic; good examples being eagerly sought by connoisseurs of the marque.
This late facelift example of the desirable convertible XJS is offered in Sapphire Blue and complemented with cream leather trim coupled to a new blue hood. Our vendor has owned this car for the past three years and during his tenure lavished time and attention on his XJS including a repaint, to a very good standard, in January 2016 and a new hood was fitted this year. The history file shows that upon any MoT advisory works have been undertaken by local garages to ensure any necessary work was kept on top of. Also contained within the history file is the original book pack, a comprehensively stamped service record which includes the latest service in July of this year, an MoT test certificate valid until July 2019 without advisories, invoices, receipts and photos. Later XJ-S's were re-engineered in May 1991 and renamed XJS (facelift), receiving a new 4.0 litre version of the AJ16 engine. At the same time, the car benefitted from outboard rear disc brakes and more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers, thus making it more sought after by Jaguar connoisseurs. This lovely convertible is an impressive example of the Jaguar XJS and priced sensibly for any enthusiast or collector.
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