Lot 120 - 1991 Jaguar XJS Le Mans

Lot 120 - 1991 Jaguar XJS Le Mans

Lot 120 - 1991 Jaguar XJS Le Mans

Lot Number 120
Registration H388 CSN
Chassis Number SAJJNAEW3BM178589
Engine Number 8S0821985G
Odometer reading 67,000 miles
Result Sold - £12,320

The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent grand tourer and actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4th April 1996 ending its 21 year production life. The specifications of the XJS compared well with Italian cars, brisk performance and luxury in abundance; it was able to accelerate to 60mph in 7.6 seconds and had a top speed of 143mph. From July 1981, the XJS received the new High-Efficiency engine for much better economy; as a by-product, power was increased to 295bhp. To commemorate Jaguars success at the ’24 Heures du Mans’ in 1988 and again in 1990 a limited edition ‘Le Mans’ model was introduced. The Le Mans Edition model added extra leather trim, ‘Le Mans’ motifs to headrests and foot plates, quad headlights, ‘Growler’ bonnet badge, 16” ‘lattice’ alloy wheels and a ‘Le Mans’ boot badge to the package. Each of the 280 cars produced was individually numbered.

This example is in very good order throughout and is presented in red coachwork over a cream leather interior. The paintwork is in very good condition and retains a deep shine and the interior is very well kept, with very few blemishes. Maintained regardless of cost the XJS Le Mans has had various works completed in more recent time including a full new burr walnut veneer, new air conditioning compressor and clutch, a new starter motor, new headlining, new dash switches, all fuel injectors overhauled, engine tuned and balanced, front suspension bushes and shock absorbers replaced, a new exhaust, and four new tyres. As such the vendor reports that the XJS runs and drives extremely well. This Le Mans edition is a very rare car being one of just 280 examples produced. Offered with a sizeable history file including various maintenance invoices, old MoT records, and the current UK registration document. Consigned by Daniel Godin.



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