Lot 273 - 1990 Jaguar XJ-S Le Mans
|Chassis Number||SAJ-JNAEW3BM 178120|
|Engine Number||8S 081781 SG|
|Odometer reading||91,417 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,358|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Prices for Jaguar’s limited edition ‘Le Mans’ series XJ-S’s are rising significantly of late. Unsurprising if you think about it, as the Brown’s Lane firm launched this very special model to celebrate Jaguar’s famous win at Le Mans in 1990 in the classic purple and white, Silk Cut livery, securing their prominence in Group C sportscars. Limited to 280 cars, they had special edition features which included twin headlights, latticed alloy wheels, sports suspension, embossed Autolux seating and a special numbered plaque on each sill.
Registered as number 151 out of the 280 units made, this example is presented in Solent Blue with a magnolia leather interior. Complete with a High Efficiency (HE) engine giving improved fuel efficiency, this Le Mans model has an history file with it, all contained within a JDHT leather binder. Every single service record, MoT test certificate (including current expiring June 2021) and Jaguar purchase pack as well as ‘The History of the Jaguar XJ-S’ by Den Carlow and a complete XJ-S Mechanics manual. This, however, is something of a running restoration with faded paintwork on the offside front wing and corrosion to the nearside mid and rear sections. Once a Category C insurance claim, it has since been repaired with an Autolign Inspection confirming as such. Additionally, it now has a new 12-month MoT test certificate. The interior is in good order although the driver’s seat requires some renovation. At its heart though, still very much an XJ-S Le Mans.
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