Lot 222 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Lot 222 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Lot 222 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Lot Number 222
Registration G70 XJS
Chassis Number SAJJNADW3DB172612
Engine Number 85077089SB
Odometer reading 88,420 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £18,000
Result Sold - £14,280
  • • Recently serviced
  • • Includes cherished number plate.

1975 saw the launch of the Jaguar XJS. In a year that Margaret Thatcher was made the leader of the Conservative Party and petrol was 70p/gallon, the new grand tourer from Jaguar was introduced as the replacement for the iconic E-Type. During an astonishing build run of 21 years, 115,413 units were produced by the Coventry manufacturer at their world famous Browns Lane factory. 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. The XJS model was available until production ceased in 1996.

This lovely 1990 Jaguar XJS convertible is showing 88,420 miles on the odometer and is finished in the wonderful colour combination of Bordeaux Red metallic over a contrasting, well presented Magnolia interior and benefits from desirable Lattice alloy wheels. Offered in good order throughout, this Jaguar has recently been treated to a service, the fitment of a Bluetooth radio and repair work to the walnut dashboard. Previous maintenance works include various services and an extensive refresh to the paintwork which retains a deep shine. Included in the file are many previous MoT test certificates, maintenance invoices, a current MoT test certificate valid until June 2022 and the original service and workshop booklets. Also present is the original toolkit and the spare wheel. A nicely presented example of the flagship 5.3 litre V12 XJS which has established itself as a most worthy, latter-day, classic. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and including the cherished number plate G70 XJS.

 

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