Lot 183 - 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible
|Odometer reading||10,567 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
- Very low mileage
- Totally original condition
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 per 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. At the same time, the car benefitted from a revision to the rear brakes; they were now fitted with outboard rear disc brakes, instead of the more complicated inboard items on previous models. With a more efficient engine and subtle design changes, this version was available until production ceased in 1996.
Originally registered on 1st June 1995, this XJS convertible is finished in Turquoise with Cream leather interior. The first registered keeper was the supplying dealer and when the car changed hands, she was lovingly looked after by the second owner before changing hands within the same family. Only one service stamp is in the service book in May 2004 when the mileage was 10,083 although clearly this Jaguar has been maintained to a high standard, she is unmarked and appears to be in totally original condition. Shortly after the service in 2004, the car was taken off the road and put into a professional storage facility. The current owner and vendor lightly recommissioned the XJS in 2016 and has covered some 500 miles during his stewardship. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, the Jaguar XJS Celebration signalled the end of an era. Low mileage original examples are becoming increasingly rare and highly sought after.
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