Lot 120 - 1994 Jaguar XJS (4.0 litre)
The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer produced by the British manufacturer Jaguar from 1975 to 1996. The XJS replaced the legendary E-Type in September 1975 and was based on the XJ saloon. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent replacement with better aerodynamics than the E-Type and was last produced on 4th April, 1996 by which time 115,413 had been produced during a 21 year production life. The car was re-engineered in May 1991 and renamed XJS (facelift). The rear side windows appeared enlarged and the buttresses stayed, although their appearance was minimised by the new side window treatment, as designer Geoff Lawson argued that they were part of the car's character. The car received a new 4.0 litre version of the AJ6 engine. 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. It also received a more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers.
Originally registered on 9th September 1994 this example of the later 4.0 litre XJS is presented in the rare combination of black coachwork with black leather trim. Supplied by Grange Jaguar Welwyn this example boasts three former keepers and 18 service stamps in the original booklet, in the last decade the car has been predominantly stored covering very little mileage before a recommissioning in October 2023 with a fresh MoT. Having been recently been subject to a service this is a handsome example of the desirable 90’s status symbol. Consignor Mathew Priddy
Guide Price £6,000-£12,000
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