Lot 126 - 1985 Jaguar XJ-SC (3.6 litre)

Lot 126 - 1985 Jaguar XJ-SC (3.6 litre)

Lot 126 - 1985 Jaguar XJ-SC (3.6 litre)

Lot Number 126
Registration C584 WAC
Chassis Number SAJJWACC7CC114405
Engine Number 9DPAMA102812
Odometer reading 26,743 miles
Result Sold - £13,440
  • Getrag five-speed manual
  • Pre-production car built in 1983
  • Excellent condition and history

The Jaguar's XJS was launched in 1975, its twenty one year production life was a testimony to the excellence of its basic design. With all round independent, coil sprung suspension, power assisted rack and pinion steering and disc brakes, its excellent ride/handling balance was justly praised by the contemporary motoring press. The XJS's original 5.3 litre developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave authoritative 150mph performance but did suffer from very bad fuel consumption. Many would argue the 3.6 litre AJ6 unit is the sweet spot, with ample power and far better fuel economy. The targa element of the XJ-SC was often preferred over the straight convertible as it added more torsional rigidity and so increased performance.

This example is a true piece of Jaguar history, it is a pre-production XJ-SC built in 1983 in left hand drive form, then converted to right hand drive by the factory before being delivered to its first owner. Benefitting from the Getrag five-speed manual gearbox, this example is a true driver’s car, quite opposite to its V12 powered automatic siblings and offers a very different driving experience.  Having covered less than 27,000 miles from new, this XJ-SC presents in very impressive condition throughout and comes to auction with an MoT test certificate valid until September 2024 and is supplied with a comprehensive history file. Although the car is photographed with its factory rear hardtop, the folding rear section is included.

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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