Lot 106 - 1996 Jaguar Sovereign (4.0 litre)

Lot 106 - 1996 Jaguar Sovereign (4.0 litre)

Lot 106 - 1996 Jaguar Sovereign (4.0 litre)

Lot Number 106
Registration P980 PYX
Chassis Number SAJJHAMD3BJ786630
Engine Number 97PFRB163706
Odometer reading 117,413 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £1,568

The Jaguar XJ (X300) series was manufactured between 1994 and 1997. It was the first XJ produced entirely under Ford ownership and can be considered an evolution of the outgoing XJ40 generation. Like all previous XJ generations, it featured the Jaguar independent rear suspension arrangement. The design of the X300 placed emphasis on improved build quality, improved reliability, and a return to traditional Jaguar styling elements. At the car's launch in October 1994 at the Paris Motor Show, Jaguar marketing material made use of the phrase ‘New Series XJ’ to describe the X300 models. The X300 series represented the result of a £200 million facilities renewal program by Ford. The program introduced state-of-the-art automated body welding robots manufactured by Nissan and was intended to show the future direction of the British automotive industry. To honour Jaguar's achievements, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Browns Lane factory in December 1994 and ordered a British Racing Green X305 Daimler Double-Six for her personal use.

Originally registered on 1st August 1996 this Jaguar was chauffeur driven for a large part of its life. It currently resides with a collector who is only selling this Sovereign 4.0 long wheelbase due to lack of storage space. The car has been converted to run on LPG reducing fuel costs by around 50%. However, the system has not been serviced recently and it is recommended to have this done to ensure safety and efficiency. Finished in black with grey leather interior and equipped with all the usual luxuries of such a prestigious marque including air conditioning, electric seats with memory, heated seats and cruise control, this car is superb value given the level of luxury against the capital cost.

Guide £2,000-£3,000

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