|Cars - Jaguar|
|Odometer reading||31,468 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Motor Museum 23rd September 2017 - 23/09/2017 / 1984 Jaguar XJS Lynx Convertible (5.3 litre) / Lot 126
The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was actually more aerodynamic with the last one being produced on 4th April 1996; at that stage 115,413 had been manufactured during a 21 year production life. Power came from the Jaguar V12 petrol engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission but the manual gearbox was soon dropped. V12 engined cars were unusual at the time with notable exceptions coming from Italian luxury sports car makers Lamborghini and Ferrari. The specifications of the XJS compared well with both Italian cars; it was able to accelerate to 60mph in 7.6 seconds and had a top speed of 143mph. Prior to Jaguar offering a convertible option in 1988 Lynx adapted a number of XJS’s to a convertible. The impressive modification worked very well as it maintained the windscreen rake and strength at the top of the windscreen, thus minimising any ‘scuttle shake’. This particular example was originally registered on 10th September 1984 and has had only three former keepers. The car has been impressively maintained with a well stamped service book. The current mileage of 31,468 is correct and confirmed by the history folder. TWR suspension including wheels and tyres contribute towards making this XJS a pleasant drive with good roadholding. Finished in Claret with Doeskin leather interior and supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 17th August 2018 (no advisories), this Jaguar XJS convertible by Lynx is rare and eminently useable.