When Jaguar decided to replace the iconic and highly successful E-type sports car they also decided to go in a very different direction. The replacement was the XJS. This was a powerful high-speed touring car built for cruising comfort and luxury introduced in 1975. The XJS was to remain in production for 21 years thanks to constant improvements and an appreciation for what it offered.
Technically this is a 1989 ½ version because of those constant upgrades. What is important is that this is a low mileage original car at 27,400 miles and best described as a “survivor” that has been maintained to the highest level of attention. In fact, well know Jaguar expert Brian Donovan has looked after this car over the years.
It is also a beautiful example with the original British Racing Green paint and biscuit colored Connolly leather interior, bucket seats and wood trim. The steering wheel is a rare Momo model wood rim with a Jaguar emblem in the center. The handsome wheels are from BBS. Another attractive feature is added the luggage rack.
The owner has also made some improvements using oil resistant polyurethane in place of the rubber fittings and replacing the battery with an Optima “yellowtop.”
Of course the car has been stored in a heated garage
The fuel injected V12 5.3 Liter engine delivers over 265 HP through a 3-speed automatic transmission. In keeping with its luxury status the car includes factory air conditioning, power windows, power steering and power brakes.
The Jaguar XJS is in the process of being “discovered” by Jaguar enthusiasts and this is a spectacular example.
ESTIMATE: $15,000 - $25,000
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.0 Liter V12
- Body Color
- British Racing Green
- Body Style
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Center Console