Lot 159 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Lot 159 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Lot 159 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

Lot Number 159
Registration G811 COY
Chassis Number SAJJNADW3DM169363
Engine Number 85074425SG
Odometer reading 26,111 miles
Result Sold - £21,840
  • One owner from new
  • 26,000 miles from new
  • In excellent condition with a superb history

In 1975, the Jaguar E-Type finally gave way to an all new and more efficient Jaguar, the Jaguar XJS. This new luxury grand tourer, although never quite having the same sporting image as the E-Type, was actually more aerodynamic with the final example leaving the production line on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 units had been manufactured during a 21 year production life. Power came from the Jaguar V12 engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission although the manual gearbox was soon dropped. 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.

Presented in Signal Red coachwork over a contrasting tan leather interior, this XJS has had just one owner from new and has covered a mere 26,000 miles. During this time, it has been regularly maintained regardless of cost. Offered in excellent condition throughout, the paintwork is very good as is the interior which you would expect of a car that has covered such little mileage. The history file that accompanies the car confirms its one owner from new status and also includes many service records and stamps as well as invoices for general maintenance throughout its life, an MoT test certificate valid until July 2023 and its current UK V5C registration document. A stunning example inside and out, this XJS is a superb opportunity to acquire such a car.

Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description this Jaguar is a two owner from new example. Buyers should also note that the current V5 registration document is in the name of the importers having registered the vehicle for the current owner.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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