Lot 147 - 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Lot 147 - 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Lot 147 - 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Lot Number 147
Registration J964 OGV
Chassis Number SAJJNADW3EN180707
Engine Number 850839745J
Odometer reading 112,950 miles
Estimate £19,000 - £23,000
  • £10,000 manual gearbox conversion
  • Desirable V12 engine

The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988, was considerably more than just a coupé with the roof removed.  The earlier 'T'-top cabriolet paved the way as the first open Jaguar since the demise of the E-Type in 1975, but this was to be the first full convertible and a strengthened subframe was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake.  Retaining the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new convertible naturally boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard, making for a very fine, open grand touring car. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre engine developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and, when allied to automatic transmission, gave an authoritative 150mph performance. Today, this model is very much establishing itself as a most worthy latter-day classic; good examples being eagerly sought by connoisseurs of the marque.

This lovely rare and desirable V12 convertible example is presented in Ice Blue with Isis Blue leather interior. The owner spent circa £10,000 converting the gearbox from automatic to a Getrag manual gearbox which is superb and makes for much a more exciting driving experience. It comes with a blue hood, starfish alloys and some history including invoices for the gearbox conversion. The interior is in good condition, as is the exterior. Rare, desirable and powerful, this model is sought after and with the added benefit of its manual gearbox, this surely is the one to have.

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