|Cars - Jaguar|
|Odometer reading||61,000 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 18th February 2012 Car - 18/02/2012 / 1987 Jaguar XJS Convertible / Lot 219
The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent replacement with better aerodynamics than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4th April 1996, by which time 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life and the specifications of the XJS compared well against Italian cars with acceleration of 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. The first series of XJS cars had a Borg-Warner Model 12 transmission; however, in 1979, GM Turbo-Hydromatic 400 transmissions were fitted. In 1983, a new 3.6 litre AJ6 straight-six engine was introduced by Jaguar, and at the same time a new cabriolet model, the XJ-SC became available. The XJ-SC was not a full convertible but had a non-removable centre targa-type structure and fixed rails above the doors. The static rear quarter windows remained. The two-seat XJ-SC targa was replaced by a two-seat full convertible in 1988 and proved to be a great hit. This XJS convertible was first registered in July 1988 and has been owned by the current vendor for the last 11 years. Being part of a small collection, the car has enjoyed limited use and the mileage of 61,000 is believed to be correct. In addition to being a fine example, this Jaguar also benefits from an American headlamp conversion, replacing the original 'box' units. Supplied with a V5 registration document, together with a full year's MoT test certificate, this signal red and charcoal trim XJS is a particularly fine example and is a credit to the fastidious owner. Jaguar XJS convertible prices have risen of late as fewer good specimens remain, an extremely well presented example.