Lot 196 - 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Lot 196 - 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Lot 196 - 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

Lot Number 196
Registration KIW 5199
Chassis Number SAJJNADW3DB169670
Engine Number 85074693SB
Odometer reading 114,779 miles
Result Sold - £7,471
  • Includes cherished plate
  • Classic colour combination
  • No reserve

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 114,779 miles on the odometer, finished in the classic colour of British Racing Green over a contrasting pale green leather interior, and benefits from the desirable Lattice alloy wheels. Included in the file are previous MoT test certificates, maintenance invoices, a current MoT test certificate valid until 25th April 2023 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.

Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and including the cherished number plate KIW 5199.This Jaguar is offered without reserve.

Interested parties please note this car has developed a coolant leak and which will need attention before it can be driven.

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