Lot 182 - 1988 Jaguar XJS TWR Convertible
|Odometer reading||76,587 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,150|
- Recommissioned in 2017
- A unique example
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988, was considerably more than just a coupé with the roof removed. The earlier 'T'-top cabriolet paved the way as the first open Jaguar since the demise of the E-Type in 1975 but this was to be the first full convertible and a strengthened sub-frame was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake. Retaining the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new convertible naturally boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard, making for a very fine, open grand touring car. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre engine developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and, when allied to automatic transmission, gave authoritative 150mph performance. Today, this model is very much establishing itself as a most worthy latter-day classic; good examples being eagerly sought by connoisseurs of the marque.
Originally registered on 1st August 1988 this stunning Jaguar was fitted with a TWR bodykit from new, this includes side skirts, front and rear spoilers, boot spoiler as well as TWR wheels fitted with Pirelli P600 tyres and suspension upgrade. This car went through a thorough recommissioning in 2017 which took two years and included rebuilding the differential. The engine of this XJS started immediately when requested and we are advised by the fastidious vendor she drives with no known faults. During the recommissioning a new dark green hood was fitted complementing the Moorland Green coachwork. The Magnolia trim is in very good order and she has electric lumbar support and heated seats. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 17th June 2021 together with the original leather book pack, the aesthetics of this car have been further enhanced with a leather upgrade to the wood in the interior and a federal specification headlamp conversion. With everything working as it should viewing is highly recommended on this XJS to appreciate the colour combination and quality.
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