Lot 270 - 1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible
|Registration||UK Taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||51,617 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was actually more aerodynamic with the last one being produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been manufactured during a 21 year production life. Power came from the Jaguar V12 petrol engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission but 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.
This left hand drive example was recently imported from the USA and is presented in metallic blue with great leather interior and also comes with a new hood. The present owner has carried out an extensive service on the car since its arrival in the UK and it comes with $14,000 worth recent invoices from work carried out in the US. This Jaguar is powered by the mighty 5.3 litre V12 which is mated to an automatic gearbox and as ever with these luxurious convertibles, they drive so well and are extremely comfortable on long journeys. The car comes with its original US Title document and a NOVA letter from the DVLA – a V5 logbook book will have to be applied for.
Previous lotLot 269 - 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S4
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