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.
Produced in 1989 the car on offer today is presented in easily the most desirable colour combination of metallic Solent Blue with a stunning Beige Full leather interior. The body is straight and shows little sign of its age as does the leather interior which is very presentable. The comprehensive history file indicates that the car has covered just 56,800 miles from new and has recently been treated to a full service just 400 miles ago. During the vendors ownership, the car has been maintained by marque specialists with recent work including a replacement gearbox and refurbished radiator. This lovely example has just received a 100 point check over and fresh MoT certificate and comes equipped with two sets of keys and a UK registration document. A fantastic example of perhaps the most iconic grand tourer of its era.
|Auction||The Spirit of Motoring, London October 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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