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1995 Jaguar XJS Coupe

£17,875

car description

In the late 1960’s Jaguar recognized the need for a new sports car to take over for the E-Type which had reached the end of its development. The seductive curves and fine detailing of the early E-Type had long been lost on the Series III thanks to increased regulation from the US market, making it as much about compromise as it was about evolution. The XJS was conceived as less of a sports car and more of a luxurious grand touring car to replace the E-Type. The chassis was based on the XJ-6 with four wheel disc brakes and all-round independent suspension. Malcom Sayer is credited with the basic shape of the XJS, though he died during development and the final detailing was taken over by Doug Thorpe and the in-house Jaguar design department. But the XJS had a difficult gestation. Jaguar unveiled the 5.3L V12 XJS at the height of a fuel crisis and while the styling was thoroughly modern, it was a drastic departure from the curvaceous E-type and it received a cool reception. But the XJS gradually earned an enthusiastic following thanks to the super smooth V12 or bullet proof inline-6. Continent crushing long-distance performance, a large trunk and an intimate, luxurious cabin made the

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left-hand-drive 1995 jaguar xjs coupe alloy-wheels metallic v12 british xj s 2-plus-2

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    61761
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Jaguar > XJS
  • Year
    1995

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2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
United States

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