Lot 244 - 1988 Jaguar XJRS Le Mans Coupé
|Odometer reading||22,944 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
- Low mileage example
- Number 22 of 100
The Jaguar XJS design, codenamed XJ27, started around 1965 with the first production car being sold in 1975. It was primarily designed by Malcolm Sayer with input and control from Sir William Lyons. Although the public assumed the Jaguar XJS was a successor to the very popular E-Type it was in fact intended to be very different. It would be comfortable and luxurious, less a sports car than a sports tourer. This allowed it to use the same suspension layout as the recently introduced and supremely cosseting Jaguar XJ6. Externally the Jaguar XJS is most noticeable for its ‘flying buttresses’, sweeping from the top of the rear roofline down to the rear of the wings. It also gave the quite large Jaguar XJS an excellent drag coefficient, better than the E-Type and allowing the XJS easily to attain over 150mph
This stunning, limited edition, XJRS was originally registered on 25th August 1988 and is a bespoke model produced by JaguarSport and Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) Group to commemorate the marques triumph at Le Mans in 1988. Only 100 examples were built, this is number 22 and appears to be in original condition. Finished in Tungsten metallic with a cream Connolly leather interior, a burr walnut dashboard and sitting on the correct 15” JaguarSport alloy wheels. Standard equipment on these luxurious grand tourers includes electric seats with lumbar support, air conditioning and cruise control. This example is fitted with an original trip computer and Jaguar radio system. This extremely low mileage example is still sporting the original coachlines bearing the 1988 race winning XJR-9, this is a great indication of originality. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document showing only one previous keeper and an MoT test certificate valid until July 2021.The car has benefitted from a recent service and the rebuilding of the brake calipers. Given the mileage, condition and low ownership, this is a tremendous opportunity to purchase such a rare and well-preserved piece of Jaguar and TWR motoring history.
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