Lot 146 - 1987 Jaguar XJS Jubilee Edition
|Odometer reading||96,740 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,673|
The Jaguar XJS was introduced in 1975 as the successor to the E-Type and remained in production for 21 years. Designed as a Grand Tourer rather than an out and out sportscar the XJS was powered by Jaguar’s 5.3 litre V12 engine, with the choice of manual or automatic transmission. Producing 295bhp, the XJS was capable of 150mph and with all-round independent coil suspension, power assisted steering, and disc brakes offered excellent handling. The dramatic styling of the XJS did not go unnoticed by one of the foremost Jaguar dealers of the time Guy Salmon, who commissioned a limited Jubilee Edition. This limited Jubilee Edition featured only 25 cars and there are less than 10 of these left on the road today. Styling enhancements included Daimler round headlights (four), a unique front grille (also based on a Daimler), roof spoiler, extra chrome work and walnut veneer throughout the interior.
The Jaguar XJS Jubilee Edition offered here is a 1987 registered example and is finished in grey metallic with a grey leather interior. Having covered 96,740 miles this three-owner example was purchased by its current owner, a Jaguar enthusiast, in 2003 and boasts a comprehensive history file. Specification highlights include automatic transmission, electric seats, cruise control, electric door mirrors, air conditioning, electric windows, trip computer, heated seats and carpet mats. This is a rare collector’s opportunity to obtain a very limited example of the ever-popular XJS.
Guide price £10,000-£15,000