Lot 143 - 1991 Jaguar XJS Le Mans Coupé (5.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||44,600 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,500|
- Number 266 of 280
- Classic colour combination
- Stunning example
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 1st March 1991 and has only two former keepers. This is car number 266 of 280 is finished in Signal Red with magnolia interior and contrasting seat piping. The coachwork is in unmarked condition and the interior is commensurate with such a low mileage example. Owned by current the vendor since 1993, this Jaguar was dry stored for seven years prior to 2015 when it was refurbished mechanically by Surrey Jaguar specialists. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2019, this example is one of the best we have seen. Jaguar XJS’s are becoming increasingly desirable, a limited edition in such fine condition is sure to appeal to the prudent investor.
Previous lotLot 142 - 1997 Bentley Azure
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