Lot 254 - 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible
|Odometer reading||46,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Three previous keepers
- Desirable low mileage Celebration convertible
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 70 pence per 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. The final, more aerodynamic version of the XJS was introduced in 1991. 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. With a more efficient engine and subtle design changes, this version was available until production ceased. In 1995, the last full year of production, the ‘Celebration’ edition was produced to commemorate Jaguar’s 60th year.
Originally registered on 29th June 1995, this XJS convertible is finished in turquoise with cream leather interior. Owned by our vendor since 2002 this example clearly has been maintained to a high standard including a significant service and checkover by XJS specialists in the autumn of 2019. It has been serviced regularly since then. It will be supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate until June 2023, two sets of keys and an extensive history file and original manuals. As set out above, the ‘Celebration’ model signalled the end of an era and low mileage original examples of the convertible in particular are becoming increasingly rare and highly sought after.
Previous lotLot 253 - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 420SEC
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