Lot 151 - 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration
|Odometer reading||79,661 miles|
|Result||Sold - £14,716|
The Jaguar XJ-S is a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent replacement with better aerodynamics than the E-Type and was last produced on 4th April, 1996 by which time 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life. The car was re-engineered in May 1991 and renamed XJS (facelift). The rear side windows appeared enlarged and the buttresses stayed, although their appearance was minimised by the new side window treatment, as designer Geoff Lawson argued that they were part of the car's character. The car received a new 4.0 litre version of the AJ16 engine. At the same time, the car benefitted from a revision to the rear brakes; they were now fitted with outboard rear disc brakes, instead of the more complicated inboard items on previous models. It also received more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers.
This lovely example of this highly sought after model is presented in Carnival Red with Cream leather interior and is powered by the trusty 4.0 litre engine which provides smooth power and great performance. The walnut dash and cappings are in good order and the car comes with a good history containing 15 stamped services in the book with the last service having been carried out on 29th July 2021. It will be supplied with a new MoT test certificate by the time the car arrives at the auction venue. Used frequently by the present owner, these models still command great presence on the road and are extremely comfortable on long journeys.
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