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 convertible we have for sale here is an original UK specification right hand drive car with the classic 5.3 V12 engine and automatic transmission. It benefits from the addition of official Jaguar rear seats which were added at a cost of over £2,000 and make this a more practical proposition. This fine example has been in the same ownership for the last 20years and has been fastidiously maintained. The Speedo had a documented change at 55,244 and the current mileage shows a little over 19,000.
Total documented mileage is therefore 75,000 miles. It has full official Jaguar service history and was subject to a service 500 miles ago.
The car looks extremely elegant in Sage Green with matching Green tinted windows and a Brown Mohair hood. The general condition of this XJ-S convertible is described by the vendor as being excellent. In the current market the Jaguar XJ-S represents exceptional value for money and surely represents the ideal way to enjoy open air motoring whilst still maintaining the gentleman’s club effect. The private number plate ‘H2 BNC’ is included in the sale.