Lot 248 - 1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible (5.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||33,338 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
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.
Finished in Glacier White with Savile Grey leather interior, this Jaguar was originally registered on 24th June 1988. The V12 engine started immediately when requested and she appeared to run well. This is a low mileage example and as such, presents in good all round condition. The blue power hood works as it should and the chromework is in good order. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certicate expiring on 5th March 2020 (no advisories), this Jaguar XJS Convertible is 31 years old and looks as stylish today as it did when new.
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