Lot 154 - 1992 Jaguar XJS Convertible (5.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||77,487 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
- Classic V12 powered convertible with new hood
- Facelift model
- Refurbished wheels and Polybush suspension
In 1975, the Jaguar E-Type finally gave way to an all new and more efficient Jaguar, the Jaguar XJ-S. This new luxury grand tourer, although never quite having the same sporting image as the E-Type, was actually more aerodynamic with the final example leaving the production line on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 units had been manufactured during a 21 year production life. Power came from the Jaguar V12 engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission although the manual gearbox was soon dropped. V12 engine cars were unusual at the time with notable exceptions coming from Italian luxury sports car makers Lamborghini and Ferrari. The specifications of the XJ-S compared well with both Italian cars; it was able to accelerate to 60mph in 7.6 seconds and had a top speed of 143mph.
This early facelift model XJS, now loosing the hyphen between the J and S, is fitted with the four-speed, automatic gearbox and is presented in British Racing Green with a contrasting tan leather interior. The XJS has been in its current ownership for the past 14 years during which time it has been regularly maintained regardless of cost. A recent hood has been professionally fitted and the lattice wheels refurbished whilst the suspension has had polyurethane bushes fitted all around. It is UK registered and comes with a V5C registration document, a file of invoices and, we are informed, will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. Today, these V12 powered Jaguars represent exceptional value given their power versus cost.
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