Lot 142 - 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible
|Odometer reading||72,412 miles|
|Result||Sold - £21,840|
- A rare XJS Celebration Convertible
- Recent service at Jaguar main dealer
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.
This lovely, and very original 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration Convertible was supplied new by Appleyard Jaguar in Bradford and has only covered 72,400 miles. Purchased by the current owner three years ago when it had covered 70,000, the car has a good service history which confirms that it has been well maintained with the last service carried out this year by Sytner Jaguar, Bracknell. Finished in Turquoise with blue roof and Cream leather interior, this car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires at the end of May 2023, the service book with nine service stamps and a file containing the original bill of sale, invoices, old registration documents and old MoT certificates. The ‘Celebration’ model signalled the end of an era and low mileage original examples of the convertible are becoming increasingly rare and highly sought-after.
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