Lot 248 - 1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible (5.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||39,700 km|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,480|
- Fabulous original condition
- Interior is unmarked
- Original paint in wonderful 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 actually more aerodynamic with the last one being produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been manufactured during a 21 year production life. Power came from the Jaguar V12 petrol engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission but 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 XJS 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 wonderful example, imported from Japan, is presented in British Racing Green with mulberry leather interior and is in superb original condition. The black hood is electrically operated as are the front seats and the car comes with air conditioning, cruise control, a green tonneau cover and a green hood cover. These V12 convertibles were highly desirable when first manufactured and now they are highly sought after and still as eye catching today as they were when new. This car is presented with a current MoT test certificate which expires in April 2020 and its original book pack.
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