Having demonstrated that there was indeed sufficient demand to justify production of an open XJ-S, Jaguar grasped the nettle and proceeded to develop a conventional full convertible. For the latter they turned for assistance to coachbuilders Karmann in Osnabruck, a firm with considerable expertise in the manufacture of open cars. As well as developing the host of new panels and associated tooling required, Karmann also designed the hood, which was electro-hydraulically operated and featured a full lining and glass rear window complete with heating element.
This fabulous low mileage XJS left the factory in August 1991, being exported to Japan and the custodianship of Jaguar cars in Tokyo. During its time in Japan it was serviced five times by Jaguar, and then twice by independent specialists. The current owner flew to Japan personally to purchase the XJS at 15,191 miles. All service invoices are present and the vendor has had them professionally translated to English.
The level of detail on this low mileage XJS is very impressive. The car retains the original coach lines along the bodywork. The engine bay metal work is untarnished. The original owner’s manual is present, as are the tool case, the jack and the soft top cover. Looking around the car you will also find original Jaguar stickers on the rear and side windows.
Magnificent in the rare colour combination of Meteor red with barley leather, the paintwork is beautiful, with a very deep shine. The interior is equally as impressive, belying its age. These XJSs are now being recognised by collectors, with low mileage cars increasing in value.
Supplied with a UK V5 and current MoT, this is a truly investment grade example of this classic tourer.
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