Lot 179 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||35,812 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,000|
In 1975, the Jaguar E-Type finally gave way to an all new and more efficient Jaguar, the Jaguar XJS. This new luxury grand tourer, although never quite having the same sporting image as the E-Type, was actually more aerodynamic with the final example leaving the production line on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 units had been manufactured during a 21 year production life. Power came from the Jaguar V12 engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission although the manual gearbox was soon dropped. V12 engine cars were unusual at the time with notable exceptions coming from Italian luxury sports car makers Lamborghini and Ferrari. The specifications of the XJS compared well with both Italian cars; it was able to accelerate to 60mph in 7.6 seconds and had a top speed of 143mph.
Originally registered on 3rd August 1990 this XJS Convertible has only had two owners from new and presents in beautiful condition. The Diamond Blue coachwork is unblemished as is the Doeskin leather interior, all of this is complemented by a blue hood. The first owner was a ‘Right Honourable’ gentleman who kept the car for 12 years, after which it was purchased by a very discerning enthusiast who has been equally diligent in the upkeep of this delightful example. Having covered a mere 35,812 miles in its 31 years on British roads this Jaguar is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and a history folder. XJS Convertibles have been increasing in value of late, a low ownership example such as this, together with low mileage and in fabulous condition makes this a highly desirable Jaguar.
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