The XJ-S had been under development since 1968 and as a 2+2 fixed head coupe was intended as a replacement for the now legendary E-type. From the beginning it was only available with the V12 engine which gave excellent performance with 0-60mph being dispatched in a very respectable 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. Later in the XJ-S’s life it was also available with a six cylinder engine and a manual gearbox. As with any vehicle that has had as long a production life as the XJ-S there have been major developments. One of the more significant ones for the XJ-S was the launch of the convertible in May 1988.
The XJ-S V12 Convertible on offer is beautifully presented in Signal Red with a magnolia leather interior, and we understand shows a mere 63,000 miles from new. Opening the history file we can see a total of 17 service stamps in the schedule, with an additional file of further invoices and previous MOT certificates. More recently the XJ-S has benefitted from new front brake discs and pads, rear calipers and an overhaul to the air conditioning system.
Supplied with the original service and handbook, and complete with its original tonneau cover and Jaguar tool kit, this is one of the nicest examples we have seen for some time.