Lot 169 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Odometer reading||52,858 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
- From a private collection
- Low mileage example
- Well presented example
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.
Finished in metallic silver over a grey leather interior, this Jaguar was originally registered on 31st December 1990. Presented in good order throughout, the paintwork retains a deep shine and is generally very good, although there are some small areas that would benefit from a tidy up. the interior too is also in very good condition. The V12 engine sounds fantastic and the car is reported to be in fine running and driving order. Part of a private collection for some time, this XJS is showing a mere 52,858 miles on the odometer. Offered with a sizeable history file detailing previous maintenance work and toolkit, these low mileage V12’s are becoming increasingly difficult to find and this example we believe is offered with a very attractive reserve price.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.