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Jaguar XJS: Buying guide and review (1975-1996)

Jaguar XJS: Buying guide and review (1975-1996) Classic and Performance Car
Jaguar XJ-S (Images: Magic Car Pics) Jaguar XJ-S engine (Images: Magic Car Pics) Jaguar XJ-S interior (Images: Magic Car Pics)
When did you last see a Jaguar XJ-S on a public road, actually been driven? I bet the answer wasn’t this week, or even this month, especially if we’re talking about the early, pre- HE coupé version of the XJ-S (note the hyphen, which disappeared with the restyled XJS in 1990), which seems to have disappeared into Room 101. And yet, when you look at the production numbers, Jaguar managed to sell a remarkable 115,413 examples over a period of 20 years, making it a hugely successful model for the famous British brand and comfortably outselling its more famous predecessor, the E-type, by some 40,000 units.
But when the XJ-S was launched in 1975, the initial reception was mixed to say the least, with many observers taking issue with the car’s looks, particularly the rear buttresses and the controversial 5mph impact bumpers. Car was the most blunt, writing in 1980: ‘The Jaguar XJ-S’s most glaring fault – its ugliness.’ Fortunately, even Car admitted that the XJ-S had more than its fair share of brilliance and reluctantly put it ahead of much more expensive rivals in several early group-tests, as did Autocar and Motor.
It’s important to know that the XJ-S was always destined to be very different to the E-type it was designed to replace, with Sir Williams Lyons stating that he wanted it to be ‘a high-performance luxury GT car, which would sell beyond the enthusiast sports car market and appeal more to the business purchaser ’. What hampered its development, though, was the sudden legal requirement in America for 5mph impact bumpers and worrying rumours that convertibles would no longer be legal in the US, due to changes in roll-over protection regulations. In the end, these were never introduced and a convertible XJ-S eventually went ahead, but all this uncertainty at the drawing board stage delayed its introduction by a year or so.
What everyone who drove the car seemed to agree on was that the XJ-S was a peerless mile-muncher, cosseting its occupants from the outside world in a way even luxury cars could hardly match.
Which one to buy? 
The XJ-S’s sales success thankfully means that there is a great number of them left on the road today, while the 21-year production run saw various different revisions and models through the years to suit various tastes. 
The earliest, and some would say purest cars, were only available with the V12 engine. These early models offer great value and styling, but it’s as the car matured, it became better-built and far better to drive. The introduction of the ‘High Efficiency’ (HE) version in 1981 brought in a much more advanced engine, capable of up to 20mpg. Minor styling changes include new wheels and more chrome. 
If you plan on running the car regularly, the option of one of the six-cylinder cars, launched in 1983, is an appealing one. Performance isn’t significantly reduced, but the smaller engine provides up to 30mpg (on a very gentle run!) and reduced running costs. 
Most XJ-Ss feature an automatic gearbox, although a handful were bought with manual ‘boxes. When it went on sale in ‘83, the AJ6-engined cars were only offered with a manual, so these are the most common three-pedalled cars, but auto was made finally made available in 1988. 
The Cabriolet version went on sale in 1983 with a roll-hoop, removable targa panels and a half-length fabric top, with the full convertible following in 1988. With an electronic hood, and the option of a V12, these later convertibles are far superior. 
If it’s performance that you’re looking for, then the limited edition XJR-S model is worth seeking out. With a new bodykit designed by Peter Stevens, and new Speedline alloy wheels, it looked substantially different but the engine initially remained unchanged. Chassis tweaks and improved steering made the TWR-fettled model far more capable in the bends, and a 6.0-litre version in 1989 also gave it a 160mph top speed. Monstrous Lister road cars are perhaps the ultimate, but these are very rare, expensive and difficult to find. 
A couple of facelifts in the 1990s again brought in various improvements, including 6.0-litre V12 in 1993, and an improved six-cylinder AJ16 powerplant in 1995. Last of the line Celebration models are perhaps the best of all the XJS models to drive, and are priced accordingly. The last models were also galvanised, helping them to stand up to the UK’s salted roads considerably better than earlier models. 

You could look at the XJ-S’s potential faults and accompanying rectification prices and see the model as a be-wheeled money pit. Buy a bad one and you will end up paying your ‘bargain’ price many times over. But the same can be said of any high-end car, and with this one there is simply no reason to buy a poor example.  

There are plenty of good cars out there, and a number of specialists who deal only in excellent examples. Our best advice is either to buy through such a specialist or get them to inspect a potential purchase for a fee. 
Performance and specs 
Jaguar XJS HE Coupe (1986) 

Engine 5343cc all-alloy V12, SOHC per bank, two valves per cylinder, Bosch-Lucas fuel injection 
Power 299bhp @ 5500rpm 
Torque 318lb ft @ 3500rpm 
Transmission Three-speed GM400 automatic, rear-wheel drive 

Fuel consumption 17mpg 
Top speed 153mph 
0-60mph 7.5sec  
Dimensions and weight 
Wheelbase 2591mm
Length 4872mm
Width 1791mm
Height 1265mm
Weight 1750kg
Common problems 
• The galvanised Celebration models stand up much better to the rigours of weather and road salt. Even so, it is worth checking all years of XJ-S for rot around the lower seatbelt mounts and at the scuttle panel that runs in front of the windscreen. 
• If there’s rust bubbling up in front of the screen’s lower rubber, then the scuttle panel will need repairing. To do this properly, the screen has to come out. The front wings sometimes have to come off as well to cure creeping rust. 
• While those are the big-ticket corrosion jobs, don’t leave your bodywork inspection to these areas alone. Check over the entire body, dwelling a little longer at the rear arches that are potential rot-spots on the pre-galvanised cars. 
• Look out for signs of accident damage, including poor body panel alignment and mismatched paint. 
• Jaguar recommended Pirelli P600 and, later, P6000 tyres for these cars. The P6000s are still available new. 
• While parts supply is generally good, certain components, such as the front headlights, just aren’t available new. Dealers will charge up to £250 for a good used lamp, so look hard for chips in the lenses and add any damage to your mental money-off list.  
• All the XJ-S engines are pretty much bulletproof. The V12 is wonderfully unstressed and will hum along at 70mph with just 2000rpm showing on the rev counter. 
• The engine should be incredibly smooth – even one running on fewer than 12 cylinders can still sound a lot happier than the average four-pot. Happily, most misfires are caused by nothing more complicated than failing plug leads or distributor cap. 
• The AJ6 engine’s timing chain can get rattly but won’t break like a modern cambelt. Often the fix is as simple as replacing the chain tensioner. 
• Oil coolers are prone to failure on cars that have been sitting for a while, so if you come across a low-mileage barn-find keep an eye out for any oil leaks.  
• Exhaust manifolds on the AJ16 units fitted from 1993 are prone to cracking. This is caused by worn gearbox mounts that allow the engine to move against the rigidly-mounted manifold, cracking it in the process. 
• Make sure you have a good look at the radiator. Overheating can cause a lot of damage and a new rad should be fitted every nine years or so.  
• No inspection of an XJ-S can be complete without a really close look at the underside. The front subframe is a prime rot spot and its replacement, factoring in new dampers, bushes, springs and lots of labour, can exceed £4000. 
• If the jacking points have rotted out, replacement can be done from £400 a side. But it’s common for the rot to spread from the jacking points, which form part of the complex sill structure, and repairs can easily run to four figures.  
• Take a good look at the interior, as re-trimming to the seats can be costly. While the wood trim on the dashboard can be repaired, again this is not a cheap job.
Model history 
1966: The XJ-S’s flying buttresses first appear on Malcolm Sayer’s XJ27 prototype 
1975: XJ-S coupé arrives with a 5.3-litre V12, gearboxes mostly automatics 
1981: HE (High Efficiency) V12 released, offering reduced fuel consumption 
1983: AJ6 3.6-litre inline six-cylinder introduced with five-speed manual gearbox only. Cabriolet version now available in both engine sizes 
1988: Full convertible XJ-S arrives. Automatic gearbox available on AJ6-engined cars 
1989: Jaguar becomes part of the Ford group 
1991: XJ-S loses its hyphen to become XJS and the model is facelifted, losing plastic rear side window surrounds and metal door window surrounds. Six-cylinder engine taken out to 4.0 litres. 
1993: Big, colour-coded bumpers take over from slender chrome. AJ16 four-valves-per-cylinder, 4.0-litre, six-cylinder engine replaces AJ6 
1994: XJS Celebration models with galvanised bodies, AJ16 sixes and a new 6.0-litre V12 launched to coincide with Jaguar’s 75th anniversary 
1996: Jaguar XK8 replaces the XJS after 115,413 models have been built. 
Owners clubs, forums and websites 
• www.jec.org.uk – The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club 
• www.jaguardriver.co.uk – The Jaguar Drivers’ Club 
• www.jaguarownersclub.com – International club and forum 
Summary and prices 
The days of the rubbish £2000 XJS are nearly gone, and there has also been a definite upsurge in XJ-S restoration. V12-engined cars can be picked up from £8000, although great cars can command from £15,000-£25,000 for something extra special. 
Prices for the 3.6-litre XJ-S come in at £6000-£10,000 for a reasonable example. If you’re feeling brave, projects can still be picked up for around £2000. Top models command £18,000. 
The most valuable model is the XJ-S V12 Cabriolet, which can command up to £35,000 in top condition. Usable examples range from £12,500-£20,000, while projects start at £3000 upwards. 
While the galvanised bodies and higher specification of the post-1994 models are making them very popular right now, earlier cars can be significantly cheaper and still make a good buy – as long as you choose with care.
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Last updated: 5th Aug 2016
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  • Jaguar XJS

    £35,995 £35,995

    Jaguar XJS Insignia Edition Coupe Past Service Visits Have Been Logged At 5411, 11920, 16764, 21751, 23678, 25536, 27489, 28986, 29853, 30511, 31600, 34889, 34086, 34889 & 36011 Miles And Once We Have Successfully Secured A New Keeper, Our Fully Trained And Knowledgeable Workshops Will Carry Out A Full Engine Service Peppermint Green Pearl, Offered In Peppermint Green Pearl With The Special Insignia Upgraded Magnolia Trimmed Semi Analine Leather, Which Wraps Over The Sport Seating, With Finishing Detailing Coming In The Form Of The Contrast Twin Needle Stitch Work. Further Attractive Design Features Include The Two Tone Leather Dash Elegantly Presented With Factory SRS Embossed Hand Polished Burr Walnut Veneers And Matchwood Inlays, The Black Leather Bound & Burr Walnut Four Spoke Steering Wheel And The Wilton Carpets That Have Been Protected With The Optional Jaguar Over Mats. The Factory Build Options Include Halogen Headlamps With Heated Power Wash Function, Blackened Front Grille, Factory Wrap Around Bumpers, The Factory Enamel Bonnet Badge, Secret Till Lit Warning Lamps, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Driver And Passenger Air Bags, Jaguar Embossed Stainless Steel Tread Plates, Leather & Burr Walnut Bound Four Spoke Steering Wheel, Electrically Adjustable Front Seating, Electric Windows, Electric Heated Door Mirrors, Manual Air Conditioning, Boot Lamp, 16" Five Arm Sport Alloy Wheels Which All Sit On Branded Tyres, The Blackened Rear Light Cluster, The Factory Trip Computer, Factory Frame-Less Door Glass And So Much More. A Rare Find, With Every Correct And Important Merit Firmly In Place For The Next Lucky Keeper To Enjoy And Cherish...A Stunning Find, So To Register An Interest, Then Please Contact Either Jonathan Or Mark On 01623 622627 - £35,995

    • Year: 1994
    • Mileage: 37546 mi
    • Engine size: 4
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  • Jaguar XJS ON SALE NOW

    £19,995 £19,995

    ONE former keeper Jaguar XJS convertible presented in White comes with a full history and the following specification; Saville grey leather, heated seats, cruise control, electric windows, electric mirrors, Navy electric hood, Toad alarm system and 15" Latice wheels. This example comes with a comprehensive history and original tool kit. Part exchange welcome, competitive finance available. Viewings welcome by appointment only. Body: Convertible Transmission: Automatic Mileage: 93,000 Fuel Type: Petrol Registered: 1990 (G) Doors: 2 Engine Size: 5.3 Finished in: White

    • Year: 1990
    • Mileage: 93000 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS Celebration

    £25,995 £25,995

    About this Jaguar XJS Celebration The Jaguar XJ-S (later XJS), a luxury grand tourer, was produced by the British manufacturer Jaguar from 1976 to 1996. The XJ-S superseded the E-Type (also known as XK-E) in September 1975, and was based on the XJ saloon. It had been developed as the XK-F, though it was very different in character from its predecessor. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJ-S was a competent grand tourer, and more aerodynamic than the E-Type. In 1995, the final specification changes were made and the car was referred to as the Celebration model to celebrate the 60th year of the Jaguar company. Celebration cars feature diamond turned wheels, Jaguar embossed seats and a wooden steering wheel. By then 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life. The model was replaced by the XK8. We at Arun are in the unusual position of being able to offer two very similar examples of the Celebration Convertible, the last of the line and therefore the most valuable and collectible. Both finished in Turquoise with Ivory leather and with 61,000 and 78,000 miles and in superb condition. Please ring our Sales Staff on 01798 874477 to discuss.

    • Mileage: 78000 mi
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  • 1986 Jaguar XJS V12 Cabriolet TWR

    £29,995 £29,995

    We are delighted to offer this true collectors piece onto the market. C493 NGK is a very rare Jaguar XJS V12 Cabriolet TWR. This low mileage example was registered new to TWR Jaguar Limited and is believed to be their demonstrator car, giving this XJS real provenance. The car was registered to TWR and was owned by them for six months. TWR carried out the first service at 1231 miles on the 2nd July 1986 and 31 years later the car has covered just 57,000 miles from new with documented service history and a file of MOT's dating back to when the car was just three years old. Adding further provenance to the car, in August 2016 Jaguar World Magazine published a five page feature on the car, a copy of which is with the car. The feature confirms TWR created just a handful of TWR Cabriolets and they report this could be the best. In 1984 TWR announced that it was going to offer aftermarket enhancements to the XJS and the range included a new GRP body kit, new front and rear bumpers, side fairness and rear spoiler. The design improved the cars drag by 12.7%, reduced front lift by 6% and rear lift by 88%. New 16 inch Speedline alloys where added and a new range of colours, including two tone

    • Year: 1986
    • Mileage: 1231 mi
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    £24,995 £24,995

    1989 JAGUAR XJS V12 CONVERTIBLE AUTO Westminster Blue with Magnolia Hide In superb condition throughout. Magazine Featured. KWE Approved. ( http://www.kwecars.com/bbc-top-gear-featured-our-xjs/ ) 15'' Cross Spoke Alloys, Extensive Service History Private Number Plate is included. Classic Grand Tourer ready to be be enjopyed once again. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING ISSUES WITH OUR 'CONTACT PAGE'. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01636 812700 OR VIA sales@sherwoodrestorations.co.uk

    • Year: 1989
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    Description This is an excellent example of a very rare variant of the iconic Jaguar XJS. In 1992, Jaguar closed the department tasked with manufacturing the ultra luxurious, hand-made Daimler DS420. This left their craftsman facing redundancy unless their skills were used elsewhere – hence ‘Insignia’ was born. This was a bespoke service, allowing prospective buyers to specify an XJ40 or an XJS in various unique colours that were created for the Insignia Collection. You could also specify the trim, wood, wheels etc. – an opportunity to create a vehicle tailored specifically to you. This particular car is one of the best around, having been specced with the majority of the options that were available. Although Jaguar were planning to produce around 200 XJS Insignias, in fact, only 57 were ever produced. Of those, only 7 of the four litre straight six coupes were RHD. This car is one of them, and 1 of 1 in this particular colourway – it is truly unique. A 1993 model, presented in Jaguar Lavender metallic with Lotus white leather interior, and having covered only 48,000 miles – remarkably low for its age – the car is in stunning condition. Without question, one of the most rust free,

    • Year: 1993
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    Description This car is a late 1990, pre-facelift V12 XJS Cabriolet, presented in gunmetal mica with magnolia hide trim. The vehicle was originally supplied by Appleyard Jaguar of Edinburgh, has had 4 former keepers and has covered only 71,000 miles, with good history. It has its original mohair hood, and is currently in our workshop undergoing light work to raise the car to a fantastic standard. All 5 wheels have been refurbished, with new tyres fitted. The suspension and brakes have been refreshed, along with a full service carried out. Despite the car being largely free of rust, the paintwork was looking tired, so it seemed only right to treat it to a full respray in our top quality paint booth, in the car’s original colour. We’ve also refurbished various seat components. The car will also be supplied with its attractive ‘H17 XJS’ registration plate.

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    £16,995 £16,995

    About this Jaguar XJS CONVERTIBLE The Jaguar XJ-S (later XJS), a luxury grand tourer, was produced by the British manufacturer Jaguar from 1976 to 1996. The XJ-S superseded the E-Type (also known as XK-E) in September 1975, and was based on the XJ saloon. The last XJS was produced on 4 April 1996; by then 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life. The model was replaced by the XK8. As with all models, there were important milestones with the development of the XJS and in our opinion, the most important was in late 1991 where the car received a facelift. This included improved rust protection, an engine upgrade and various cosmetic improvements. In late 1993 the old style rubber bumpers were upgraded to larger more aesthetically pleasing examples as were the wheels. Previously sold by ourselves some 14 years ago to a Mr Elsmere, he duly returned the car and expressed that it had been 'delightful'. There are no less than 18 service stamps and we will include a further full service within the price. Stunning in white....

    • Mileage: 115000 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS V12 HE

    £9,995 £9,995

    About this Jaguar XJS V12 HE Arun are very proud to offer what we believe is an almost unique Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe. It amazingly enough is a one owner vehicle finished in Silversand Metallic with full Doeskin hide. It has been owned by one of the most fastidious persons ever, as an ex-pilot he left absolutely nothing to chance! Supplied by Guy Salmon on the 1st August 1985 it has been serviced by them no less than 21 times, filling the original service book at 81,000 miles in 1999. Around this time the owners topped flying and his usage of the Jaguar decreased dramatically; from 1999 to 2106 he only covered 5,000 miles but despite this minimal usage he had the car serviced a further eight times! We have a very comprehensive file of bills, MOT's along with instruction books for the upgraded stereo and even the original quotation, noting the extras chosen from Guy Salmon Thames Ditton. Fitted with a steel sunroof and vinyl roof which looks well on the car. Sitting on good tyres with refurbished alloy wheels, the interior is fresh and clean and all chrome work is good as is the whole car. There is additionally an automatic charger to use when the car is garaged for long periods.

    • Mileage: 86650 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS 5,3 Cabriolet

    €25,600(£22,195.20) €25,600(£22,195.20)

    Jaguar XJS 5,3 Cabriolet Equipment: Super fin stand El Kalesche flot farve kombination Prisen er ekskl reg afgift ca 120.000 kr ring for info

    • Year: 1990
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  • Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 HE


    - 2 registered keepers - lady owner since 1990, c.57,750 miles - V12, auto, Silver Birch with Tan leather, electric sunroof - Original owner's pack with comprehensive service history, Mot to Oct 2017 First registered on 6 April 1987 as D602 RBW. Sold new by Hartwells Jaguar in 1987 to John William Steffens of Kidlington, Oxford, as confirmed by the pre-delivery inspection document. 5 Service Stamps from Hartwells of Oxford from 1987 to 1990 up to 29,000 miles. Purchased from Hartwells Jaguar in Oxford on 25 January 1990 by Mrs J Baron Cohen, a relative of actor & comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, at 29,258 miles for _19,750. She garaged it and used is as a second car for high days and holidays. Private number plate fitted - A10 JBC. Original Jaguar Owners Pack includes XJ-S Handbook, Service Record, Pre-Delivery Inspection, Jaguar Extended Warranty and Clarion Radio Cassette Player Owners Guide. 2 sets of keys, current V5C as well as 3 previous registration documents. Sunroof, unused original toolkit & spare wheel. The comprehensive history file includes a Bill of Sale from Hartwells of Oxford from 1990, invoices from H R Owen, Henlys Jaguar and other workshops for servicing, repairs and

    • Year: 1987
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  • Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

    £24,995 £24,995

    With a mere 39k miles to its name the 5.3-litre V12 idles up to temperature nicely and performs very well on test. The densely packed engine bay remains clean and tidy, and is certainly consistent with the car's low mileage. A well-documented maintenance history further verifies the limited usage.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 39952 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS Coupe

    £11,995 £11,995

    About this Jaguar XJS Coupe First registered August 1992 (K Reg) we sold this super XJS 4.0 Litre Coupe in February 2011 to its last keeper with 54,800 miles recorded. Six years later the mileage has increased by just 4,500 miles. Presented in striking Signal Red with Chiltern Tweed and Leather trim this car has the added uniqueness of being a very rare Manual Gearbox car. It is well recognised that the post May 1991 cars when the facelift occurred have much better rust resistance than the earlier models Other than the rarity the other exceptional thing about this car is the Service record which from sale is replete with Jaguar Main Dealer stamps; no less than fifteen stamps from the supplying dealer Hatfields of Sheffield from 1992 to 1999 followed by two further stamps from Appleyard and Rossleigh Jaguar. From 2005 to 2009 the car was looked after by TLC Jaguars and Racing Green Cars. We serviced the XJS when we supplied the car in 2011 and there are invoices on file showing further maintenance over the interim period. There is very good bundle of documents with this car, invoices, old MoT's etc. plus the ability to identify all but one of the owners. In our opinion this car has

    • Mileage: 59000 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS C V12 TWR Edition

    £17,995 £17,995

    About this Jaguar XJS C V12 TWR Edition Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) were closely associated with Jaguar, a relationship which started in 1982 with the successful entry of the Jaguar XJ-S into the European Touring Car Championship, chalking up a number of wins that year. The relationship continued and by 1988, TWR-Jaguar had taken its first Le Mans victory in a V12-powered XJR-9. Further success followed with a Le Mans win in 1990. This very good Jaguar XJS-C V12 was first registered in April 1987 and presented in Arctic Blue with Saville Grey Leather. It would appear that the first owner recorded around 60,000 miles during the first eight years of the car's life. Thereafter, three subsequent private owners are recorded. The most recent keper acquired the car in 2001 with approximately 70,000 miles recorded. There are sixteen Jaguar Main Dealer stamps in the service book the majority of these with Appleyard Rippon. This car is one of 710 home market automatic cars, less than half of these cars are believed to remain either on the road or SORN; as a TWR Edition this will be one of a very small number of cars that remain on the road today. With TWR options of Speedline Sports Wheels (

    • Mileage: 75000 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS Cabriolet 1989

    €29,950(£25,966.65) €29,950(£25,966.65)

    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar XJS cabriolet 1989 84.000 kms This Jaguar XJS cabriolet was originally delivered in Germany in 1989 in the beautiful paint colour Midnight Blue with silver lines and very beautiful chrome. This chic Jaguar has the original V12 engine with 265 HP and service booklets are stamped. The kilometer history is fully provable. The interior has blue leather and offers a lot of comfort. The beautiful dashboard has woodparts and little chrome details. This perfect driving Jaguar XJS is ready for a lot of comfortable driving fun. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1989
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  • Jaguar XJ-S XJR-S 6.0 Litre


    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Tom Walkinshaw had won the European Touring Car Championship in 1984 at the wheel of an XJ-S and prior to the launch of the XJR-S was producing body and suspension kits for the XJ-S at his JaguarSport Company. To further improve the sporting image of the XJ-S, the factory sanctioned an official model incorporating Walkinshaw’s enhancements – the XJR-S. Introduced in 1988, a special XJR-S version of the V12 5.3-litre car was produced by JaguarSport, a separate company owned 50:50 by Jaguar and TWR. The car had a distinctive body kit, special alloy wheels and suspension and handling improvements. The first 100 cars were known as "Celebration Le Mans" models to commemorate Jaguar's 1988 win at the Le Mans 24 Hours and were only sold in the UK. Between 1988 and 1989 a total of 326 XJR-S cars were produced with the 5.3-litre engine. After September 1989 the XJR-S was produced with a special upgraded 6.0-litre engine with a Zytek engine management system. This engine was upgraded from the standard 6.0-litre engine used in the late XJS models. The XJR-S was produced until 1993. A total of 787 coupes and 50 convertible cars were built for the wor

    • Year: 1991
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  • Jaguar Xj-s HE V12 1988

    £3,995 £3,995

    Jaguar XJS HE V12 Clic, in need of restoion, drives well,91k miles, no mot, been sitting around 7/8 years, ideal project please call 07905907824

    • Mileage: 91000 mi
    • Engine size: 5343
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  • 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe


    This Jaguar is in great condition, and is a true time capsule of originality that drives like a dream. It comes dressed in its original, brilliant Signal Red, and sporting a Black leather interior. Mechanically sound, it was always maintained by local Jaguar specialists. The V-12 Engine is very powerful, silky smooth, and very quiet. This beauty comes equipped with: Power steering and brakes, power tinted windows and door locks; Walnut trim inlaid with contrasting matching wood inserts; Leather upholstery, Air-conditioning, Fog lights, Factory AM/FM Radio with tape player, driver airbag, security system, traction control, rear defogger, intermittent wipers, cruise control, and sits upon chrome Sport spoke wheels. Documentation includes: the original Mulroney window sticker, original driver's handbook with passport to service guide, sound system instruction with radio code plus radio supplement tape, security system guide, vehicle care guide, a Jaguar merchandise catalog, a list of parts for XJS cars, as well as assorted service and maintenance receipts. This Jaguar is ready for the road or to be shown, and would make a great daily driver, or a great addition to your collection.

    • Year: 1990
    • Mileage: 49915 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS cabriolet 4.0 1993

    €32,950(£28,567.65) €32,950(£28,567.65)

    Jaguar XJS cabriolet 4.0 1993, 97.000 Kms, 2 owners This fabulous Jaguar XJS cabriolet 4.0 was delivered in the magnificent original Jade Green colour with original Latice wheels. This comfortable convertible has had 2 owners and was very well maintained. Histoy is demonstrable with 61.000 real miles (97.000 kms). The powerful 233 HP, 4.0 engine is in very good condition and drives very comfortable thanks to the automatic gearbox. The interior is very luxurious and has several options such as Cruise Control and seat heating. If you are looking for a chic and luxurious cabriolet, this Jaguar is a good choice. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1993
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  • Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12


    1979 Jaguar XJS V12 Pre-HE 34,700 miles from new Finished in Cotswold yellow with beige leather interior Optioned with air conditioning, electric sunroof, electric windows, polished Kent alloy wheels, power steering. Supplied new on 24th August 1979 this car has remarkably only had 2 owners from new, the last of which owned the car for over 23 years. Since arriving here at Avantgarde we have spent a considerable amount of money ensuring the car is on the button and ready to be enjoyed by the next owner. During the latter years of the last owners tenure very few miles were driven, hence we have had the car thoroughly serviced by highly regarded Classic Jaguar Specialist Chris Forbes/CFS Motors. This included replacing various suspension bushes & shock absorbers, a replacement steering rack, brake callipers, brake hoses, etc, etc. We have also had the air conditioning system checked over and re-comissioned and it now blows ice cold. Cosmetically we have had the original Kent alloy wheels re-furbished in the correct diamond-cut finish and fitted with new tyres. A very rare opportunity to purchase an ultra-low mileage, Pre-HE XJS!

    • Mileage: 34700 mi
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