Lot 166 - 1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible

Lot 166 - 1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible

Lot 166 - 1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible

Lot Number 166
Registration N39 ARM
Chassis Number SAJJNAFD3EJ224006
Engine Number 9LPFRB146533
Odometer reading 56,309 miles
Estimate £15,000 - £19,000
Result Sold - £29,432
  • Low mileage
  • 14 stamps in service book
  • Wind deflector fitted

1975 saw the launch of the Jaguar XJS. In a year that Margaret Thatcher was made the leader of the Conservative Party and petrol was 70p/gallon, the new grand tourer from Jaguar was introduced as the replacement for the iconic E-Type. During an astonishing build run of 21 years, 115,413 units were produced by the Coventry manufacturer at their world famous Browns Lane factory. The final, more aerodynamic version of the XJS was introduced in 1991. With a more efficient engine and subtle design changes, this version was available until production ceased in 1996.

This desirable Celebration Convertible model was registered in April 1996 and presents well in Morocco Red metallic with Cream leather interior. It could be argued that the Celebration model was the best XJS produced and certainly one of the most popular. In addition to the already high standard level of equipment enjoyed by the XJS, this last model benefits from piped seats embossed with the iconic leaping cat logo, a wood/leather steering wheel and wooden gear knob. This Jaguar is fitted with five spoke XJS alloys, a wind deflector, the popular double headlight conversion and comes to auction with a spare set of Celebration alloys, although these will require refurbishment. Also present with this low mileage example is the tonneau cover, the original book pack which includes a service book showing 14 stamps and a V5C registration document. We are also informed that this handsome Jaguar will have a fresh MoT test certificate. This Jaguar represents an attractively priced opportunity to purchase a popular Celebration model.

 

 

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