Lot 223 - 1988 Jaguar XJS Coupé (5.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||30,303 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £23,000|
- Low mileage
- Very good history folder
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 produced during a 21 year production life. Originally, power came from the Jaguar V12 petrol engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission but the manual was soon dropped. V12 engined 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 supplied by Follet Jaguar in Battersea and registered on 17th June 1988, this XJS presents in delightful condition. The Gunmetal Grey exterior is virtually unmarked and the Saville Grey interior commensurate with a car of this mileage. With only three owners from new and a well documented service history, it is clear this Jaguar has been much loved and well cared for. The air conditioning has been repaired and modified recently to run on the later gas and a new fuel tank has also been fitted. The V12 engine started immediately when requested and we are advised she drives with no known faults. These are great tourers with comfort, quietness and performance rolled into one. As a 1988 specification vehicle this car has electric lumber support, heated seats and anti-lock brakes. The first owner of this XJS was Sir Gawaine Baillie, a well-respected racing driver, the car then changed hands into the Sassoon family. Supplied with a V5C registration document and the original service book, this Jaguar is one of the best examples we have seen of late.
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