Lot 268 - 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC (5.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||99,400 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,680|
That Jaguar's XJS will become a 'bona fide' classic is beyond doubt. Launched in 1975, its 21 year production life was a testimony to the excellence of its basic design. With all round independent, coil sprung suspension, power assisted rack and pinion steering and disc brakes, its excellent ride/handling balance was justly praised by the contemporary motoring press. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave authoritative 150mph performance. The targa element of the car was often preferred over the straight convertible as it added more torsional rigidity and so increased performance.
This example of the four seat, XJ-SC is presented in white with contrasting grey leather and navy blue hood with targa panels. Owned by our vendor since 2009, the history file shows a raft of continual maintenance including £1,600 as recently as November 2020 on new spark plugs, HT leads, HT cap and rotor arm and alternator drive belt, refreshing some wiring. It is described as an original example but some six years ago was treated to a cosmetic professional restoration and, although we are informed by the vendor that the inside cosmetics could benefit from some attention, it has had a new headlining. Offered with the car is a comprehensive history file with original paperwork, owner’s handbook and service record comprehensively stamped, toolkit and jack with two complete sets of keys. A full set of invoices from previous owners is also included together with history of work undertaken by classic car/Jaguar specialists and an MoT until November 2021. Described as driving well and mechanically good with sound bodywork this is a very useable and affordable XJS perfect for post lockdown road trips this summer.
Guide Price £8,000 - £12,000
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