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

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 V12 full convertible - 1989

    €15,000 - €19,500 est. (£13,374 - £17,386.20 est.) €15,000 - €19,500 est. (£13,374 - £17,386.20 est.)
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  • JAGUAR XJS 3.6 Automatic 1991

    £5,995 £5,995

    1991 Jaguar XJS 3.6 Automatic Coupe. Carnaival red with Sand leather upholstery. This XJS was supplied new by H A Fox of Cheltenham and was serviced within the Jaguar dealer network until 2000 by which time it had covered 69,000 miles. The service book has no fewer than 27 stamps, care subsequently taking place at KP Motorsport in Driffield who saw the car eight times up until 2009 by which time it had covered 84,159 miles. This figure has now increased to just 86,000 miles, an average of under 3,500 miles a year. The Jaguar startson the button and drives very well. The car has an MOT through to November 2017 with no advisories. With XJS prices rising it is becoming harder to find low mileage examples with good history. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. Viewing is highly recommended. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.

    • Mileage: 86000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.59
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  • Jaguar Xj-s 1996 Celebion

    £9,995 £9,995

    The lst of the XJS's, beautiful condition inside and out, new MOT, gorgeous colour comination of Kingfisher Blue with oatmeal leather Still for sale 

    • Mileage: 94400 mi
    • Engine size: 3980
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  • Jaguar XJS

    £32,000 £32,000

    1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible Jaguar XJS V12 5.3 Convertible. This car has covered 35000 miles from new with full service history. The car comes with a large history file receipts and old MOT’s. It has the usual Jaguar refinements – Cruise control, Air conditioning, Heated seats, Factory rear seat conversion. This car is in excellent condition.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 35193 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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  • Jaguar XJS

    £29,500 £29,500

    1996 Jaguar XJS V12 6.0 Jaguar XJS V12 6.0 from the last year of production. This car is in excellent condition having 38000 miles from new with Full Service History. This stunning car comes with features including – original radio with a six stack CD in the boot, cruise control and air conditioning.

    • Year: 1996
    • Mileage: 38891 mi
    • Engine size: 6
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  • Jaguar XJS V12

    £9,995 £9,995

    The densely packed engine bay area houses the vast 5.3-litre V12 powerplant. The engine itself remains in fine fettle, idling up to temperature with ease and smoothly powering through the gears as desired. Benefiting from a good maintenance record the car performs well on test.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 61405 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS CONVERTIBLE

    £18,995 £18,995

    About this Jaguar XJS CONVERTIBLE First registered August 1993 (L Reg) this XJS Convertible is the sought after Facelift model; finished in Solent Blue Metallic with Magnolia Hide this car is in lovely overall condition and comes to us from a long standing Arun customer who is reducing his collection of Jaguar cars. Furthermore, we have sold this car to three of its five total owners. Equipped with: Automatic Transmission, Limited Slip Differential, Headlamp Powerwash, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control and Electrically Adjustable Seats. The Service History is replete with stamps; there are 19 Jaguar Main Dealer Stamps covering the period from sale to 61,000 miles in 2007. We have carried out services to this car in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 at 66,000 miles. We will service this car at sale to its next keeper. The XJS Convertible in either 5.3 Litre V12 or 4.0 litre is a sound investment proposition and the XJS is now coming into its own as the market wakes up to just how good these wonderful cruising cars actually are.

    • Mileage: 77000 mi
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  • 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible

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    The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988, was considerably more than just a coupé with the roof removed. The earlier 'T'-top cabriolet paved the way as the first open Jaguar since the demise of the E-Type in 1975 but this was to be the first full convertible and a strengthened sub-frame was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake. Retaining the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new convertible naturally boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard, making for a very fine, open grand touring car. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre engine developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and, when allied to automatic transmission, gave authoritative 150mph performance. Today, this model is very much establishing itself as a most worthy latter day classic; good examples being eagerly sought by connoisseurs of the marque. This elegant XJS Convertible, offered in blue with a contrasting grey leather interior, has lived a remarkably charmed life having been being continually serviced since its purchase from Jaguar Stratstone of 21 Mansell Street, London on 21st March 1990 by its first keeper, Mr. R. Holmes of Basingstoke. The car is supplied with a comple

    • Year: 2016
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  • Jaguar XJS V12

    £19,995 £19,995

    The 5.3-litre V12 starts first turn of the key and idles up to temperature nicely. The engine compartment appears in near pristine condition with all components displaying a factory-fresh finish. The spotless engine bay is most certainly consistent with a car having covered a mere 15k miles from new.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 15244 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS V12

    £16,495 £16,495

    With just 40k miles to its name the 5.3-litre V12 has led an easy life. Upon sale of the car it will receive a fresh service as peace of mind for the new owner. The engine bay is well preserved and is certainly consistent with a car having covered so few miles.

    • Year: 1991
    • Mileage: 40008 mi
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  • 1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible

    £16,995 £16,995

    This superbly presented Jaguar XJS has covered 76000 miles from new and has arrived with us in exceptional condition. The car has been owned by one of our regular customers in Scotland for the past six years and 6000 faultless miles have been covered over this time. The XJS has been garaged, not used over winter months and kept with a beautiful collection of classic cars. The XJS was supplied new by Henlys (London) Ltd and the car comes with all its original handbooks, leather wallet and even the original Jaguar Daimler Total Care paperwork still inside its Coventry post stamped Jaguar envelope. The Jaguar comes with an excellent service record containing fourteen service stamps. The XJS comes with a comprehensive file of invoices for service work and maintenance and a file of MOT's from when the car was six years old with 41,000 miles. The condition of the car is quite superb with an excellent bodyshell with superb wheel arches and lower wings, typically prone areas on an XJS. The paintwork is of an excellent standard, so is the hood, chrome, wheels, boot and highly detailed, polished engine bay. The interior has nicely aged with lovely leather seats, rear seat conversion, lovely

    • Year: 1993
    • Mileage: 76000 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS Celebration Model

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    POA Supplied new in June 1995, with the scarcer manual gearbox option, this carefully owned XJS Celebration model has had three previous owners, and has been regularly serviced, with the Jaguar service record book confirming regular services the 60,000 mile service carried out at 53564 miles. Finished in sparkling sapphire blue with blue hood and oatmeal leather interior, this is the very last but one year for the classic XJS and by far the most refined and capable of the marque. This particular XJS is the highly sought after Celebration Edition, built to celebrate Jaguar’s 60th anniversary , features diamond turned wheels, Jaguar embossed seats, and distinctive wood steering wheel. This car is the true definition of a modern classic and has all of the features and style that separate a Jaguar from the rest. Please do not miss your chance to acquire an outstanding example of the most desirable and advanced XJS ever produced with the rare manual gearbox option. In excellent original condition In excellent original condition Jaguar Service history to 53564 miles at the 60,000 miles service. Next service due in 6000 miles

    • Year: 1995
    • Mileage: 64064 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS

    £34,995 £34,995

    The XJ-S followed the E type, featuring a larger area but better drag factor. In 1988 the convertible version provided an option that many owners had desired. The new design was another Norman Dewis tested and tested again project, reflected in the handling and performance of the Big Cat's V12, at a time when only top Italian marques ventured to market with V12s. This extremely low mileage automatic HE is a fabulous example. It has had a recent engine check and engine bay refresh, making it a pleasure to open to bonnet. It drives smoothly from start-up and the roof opens effortlessly ready to have the smart cover popped on for true open top touring. An exciting opportunity for a Big Cat lover to purchase such an example, complete with original manuals in the Jaguar wallet and a rather rare "Genesis of the Jaguar V12" brochure. An original tool roll and lots of previous MOTs are also included.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 14400 mi
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  • Jaguar XJ-S

    £14,995 £14,995

    Variant name:V12 ,Variant: 5.3 V12 Auto Very Good Condition 100% Original Full Leather Heated Seats Only 28,000 Miles Just Ã�£290 a Year R/Tax H-Reg Jaguar Racing Green, Full Oatmeal Leather Interior, Heated Seats, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Lumbar Support, Power Steering, Central Locking, Stereo, CD, AUX/USB Input, Centre Armrest, Headlamp Washers, Jaguar Alloys, Only 28,000 Miles, Costs Just £290 Per Year To Tax. Modern Day Appreciating Classic that can be used every day, recent reports show that Classic Cars are one of the leading investment classes, For total peace of mind and confidence, the vehicle is supplied with a RAC 82 Point Inspection, Fully Serviced, 1 Year’s MOT, 1 Year RAC Parts and Labour Warranty,1 Years RAC Roadside Assistance. Do not miss this chance to buy a rare car at a very reasonable price. The vehicle is freshly imported from Japan and is very competitive priced against UK models that will have suffered from the rust attracting climate. McCarthy Cars Are RAC Approved and Highly Recommended By Them, Have Complete Peace Of Mind With The McCarthy Cars and RAC Buysure Programme. All Our Vehicles Are HPI Checked and Every Vehicle is Subject To a Rigorous RAC Approved 82 Point Inspection. Our Vehicles Come With 1 Years MOT, Full Service, RAC Warranty and RAC Roadside Assistance. McCarthy Cars Is a Multi Award Winning Car Dealership and Most Loved Business in Croydon, Find Us On Facebook, You Tube and Twitter @mccarthycarsuk. McCarthy Cars, A Family Run Business Established Over 40 Years Ago, Open 7 Days a Week. CR0 3RG, 02086888086 / 07966248547 www.mccarthycars.co.uk sales@mccarthycars.co.uk

    • Year: 1990
    • Mileage: 28000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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  • Jaguar XJ-S

    £19,995 £19,995

    Variant name:V12 ,Variant: 5.3 V12 Convertible Auto Very Good Condition 100% Original Full Leather Heated Seats Only 35,000 Miles Just £290 a Year R/Tax F-Reg Brilliant Black, Black Electric Soft Top, Full Black Leather Interior, Heated Seats, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Lumbar Support, Power Steering, Central Locking, Stereo, Centre Armrest, Jaguar Alloys, Only 35,000 Miles, Costs Just £290 Per Year To Tax. Modern Day Appreciating Classic that can be used every day, recent reports show that Classic Cars are one of the leading investment classes, For total peace of mind and confidence, the vehicle is supplied with a RAC 82 Point Inspection, Fully Serviced, 1 Year’s MOT, 1 Year RAC Parts and Labour Warranty,1 Years RAC Roadside Assistance. Do not miss this chance to buy a rare car at a very reasonable price. The vehicle is freshly imported from Japan and is very competitive priced against UK models that will have suffered from the rust attracting climate. McCarthy Cars Are RAC Approved and Highly Recommended By Them, Have Complete Peace Of Mind With The McCarthy Cars and RAC Buysure Programme. All Our Vehicles Are HPI Checked and Every Vehicle is Subject To a Rigorous RAC Approved 82 Point Inspection. Our Vehicles Come With 1 Years MOT, Full Service, RAC Warranty and RAC Roadside Assistance. McCarthy Cars Is a Multi Award Winning Car Dealership and Most Loved Business in Croydon, Find Us On Facebook, You Tube and Twitter @mccarthycarsuk. McCarthy Cars, A Family Run Business Established Over 40 Years Ago, Open 7 Days a Week. CR0 3RG, 02086888086 / 07966248547 www.mccarthycars.co.uk sales@mccarthycars.co.uk

    • Year: 1990
    • Mileage: 35000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
    For sale
  • Jaguar XJ-S

    £16,995 £16,995

    Variant name:V12 ,Variant: 5.3 V12 Auto Very Good Condition 100% Original Full Leather Heated Seats Only 29,000 Miles Just £290 a Year R/Tax H-Reg Metallic Dark Red, Full Oatmeal Leather Interior, Heated Seats, Air Conditioning, Speed Control, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Lumbar Support, Power Steering, ABS Brakes, Central Locking, Clarion Stereo, CD, Centre Armrest, 15in Jaguar Alloys, Only 29,000 Miles, Only £290 a Year Road Tax. Modern Day Appreciating Classic that can be used every day, recent reports show that Classic Cars are one of the leading investment classes, For total peace of mind and confidence, the vehicle is supplied with a RAC 82 Point Inspection, Fully Serviced, 1 Year’s MOT, 1 Year RAC Parts and Labour Warranty,1 Years RAC Roadside Assistance. Do not miss this chance to buy a rare car at a very reasonable price. The vehicle is freshly imported from Japan and is very competitive priced against UK models that will have suffered from the rust attracting climate. McCarthy Cars Are RAC Approved and Highly Recommended By Them, Have Complete Peace Of Mind With The McCarthy Cars and RAC Buysure Programme. All Our Vehicles Are HPI Checked and Every Vehicle is Subject To a Rigorous RAC Approved 82 Point Inspection. Our Vehicles Come With 1 Years MOT, Full Service, RAC Warranty and RAC Roadside Assistance. McCarthy Cars Is a Multi Award Winning Car Dealership and Most Loved Business in Croydon, Find Us On Facebook, You Tube and Twitter @mccarthycarsuk. McCarthy Cars, A Family Run Business Established Over 40 Years Ago, Open 7 Days a Week. CR0 3RG, 02086888086 / 07966248547 www.mccarthycars.co.uk sales@mccarthycars.co.uk

    • Year: 1991
    • Mileage: 29000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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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

    £13,995 £13,995

    Air Conditioning, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Electric Seats, Radio Cassette, Electric Aerial , 15'' Alloys, Full service history Very original car in lovely condition with only 2 owners K155 XJS Registration Number included. Comprehensive service History. Any items that need attention are addressed and the price includes a warranty and full valet prior to delivery. COMPETITIVE FINANCE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

    • Mileage: 48000 mi
    • Engine size: 3980
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  • Jaguar XJS

    £17,990 £17,990

    Air conditioning, Leather interior, Sport seatsWe are delighted to offer this beautiful 1990 Jaguar XJR-S for sale. These wonderful cars were very expensive when new, and this is the highly sort after TWR 6.0 version.Presented in the perfect colour combination of black with contrasting full cream leather upholstery and black chrome this car looks stunning. Its former, meticulous, owner spent a fortune making this, what has to be, one of the very best available anywhere.The car comes with a substantial history file and a DVD of the restoration showing the huge extent of the work carried out. If you want to own one of the very best examples of this appreciating classic Jaguar you may well have just found your car., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 113000 mi
    • Engine size: 5993
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  • Jaguar XJS C V12

    £16,995 £16,995

    About this Jaguar XJS C V12 This handsome XJS V12 cabriolet is one of approximately 710 home-market cars delivered in October 1985 (C Reg) today equipped with appropriate cherished number `CAT 175X' it is finished in very good Sage Green Metallic with a Doeskin Leather interior. The first owner a Mr Holt purchased the car for the not insignificant sum of £26,745 (according to the original bill of sale from Henlys of Llandudno). In 1992 the XJS was sold by Mr Holt family as he had recently passed away and there are two handwritten letters on file from Mr Holt's daughter talking about the car and her father's love for the XJS. The accompanying history file is extensive and includes invoices, more recently, for front shock absorbers, an MoT test certificate and a full service just 1,000 miles ago. Also included are MoT test certificates dating back to 1990, and large history file, all of which is said to support the indicated mileage of 47,500. The XJS is widely reported as a rising classic of late and solid examples, such as this, should be seriously considered.

    • Mileage: 47500 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS V12

    £16,995 £16,995

    Equipped with the 5.3-litre Jaguar V12, the XJS fires into life and settles to a steady purr, idling up to temperature correctly. Having covered a mere 51k miles since 1988, this example boasts a full and extensive service file recording all work carried out and parts purchased. This also confirms the mileage throughout its life. Furthermore the 3-speed automatic gearbox is silky smooth to operate, shifting through the gears and rev range with aplomb.

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 51105 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS V12

    £16,995 £16,995

    With just 34k miles to its name the 5.3-litre V12 remains in great mechanical fettle, and has just been freshly serviced. The engine bay is well preserved and is certainly consistent with a car having covered so few miles.

    • Year: 1991
    • Mileage: 34115 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS C V12 TWR Edition

    £19,995 £19,995

    About this Jaguar XJS C V12 TWR Edition RECENTLY SOLD ANOTHER SIMILAR AVAILABLE 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 immaculate and in our opinion, important Jaguar XJS-C V12 was first registered by TWR Jaguar Limited on 27th June 1986; TWR ran the car as their demonstrator (it is likely therefore that the specification would have been mandated by TWR rather than the first owner) and sold it September 1986 to the first private owner who kept the car for the next three years. Three subsequent private owners are recorded; the first of these held the car for 13 years from August 1989 to January 2002, the second a lady owner for another 13 years until 2015 when it was traded in to Guy Salmon Maidstone against an XK and most recently a further single private owner from April 2015. We believe that the complete sequence of registrat

    • Mileage: 56300 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe

    £7,995 £7,995

    About this Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe DEPOSIT RECEIVED The development of the XJS began in the late 1960's as the planed replacement for the Jaguar E-Type. First appearing in 1975 (as a 1976 model) Power came from the Jaguar V12 petrol engine. V12 automobiles were unusual at the time; with notable others coming from Italian luxury sports car makers Lamborghini and Ferrari. The specifications of the XJ-S compared well with both Italian cars; it was able to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.6 seconds (automatic) and had a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). Jaguar seized promotional opportunities for the XJS with the television series The New Avengers and Return of the Saint. The New Avengers featured Mike Gambit (Gareth Hunt) who drove an XJ-S. Return of the Saint saw Simon Templar (played by Ian Ogilvy) driving an early XJ-S with the number plate "ST 1". Increasingly hard to find in sound condition our car presents very well indeed in Bordeaux Metallic with Doeskin and with just five recorded keepers throughout its 29 year life. The MOT history back to 2007 suggests just 1,600 miles recorded in the past eight years. Becoming most collectable, this car represents a great opportunity for an

    • Mileage: 52000 mi
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  • Jaguar XJS

    £13,995 £13,995

    Air Conditioning, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Electric Seats, Radio Cassette, Electric Aerial , 15'' Alloys, Full service history Very original car in lovely condition with only 2 owners K155 XJS Registration Number included. Comprehensive service History. Any items that need attention are addressed and the price includes a warranty and full valet prior to delivery. COMPETITIVE FINANCE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

    • Mileage: 48000 mi
    • Engine size: 3980
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