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Lot 116: Jaguar XJS 3.6

Jaguar Heritage + Classic & Collectors Motor Cars, Barons (29 April 2008)

The XJS was the saviour of Jaguar cars. Remaining in production for 20 years, the model suffered from comparisons with the E-Type during the early years but the model was never meant to be an E-Type replacement but a Grand Touring Car, which was a roll it carried out magnificently. The early, pre HE, V12 suffered from oil crisis jitters but this was addressed in the early 80's with the HE V12 engine, which utilised the Michael May "Fireball" head. This engine, together with a 2.88-1 final drive made the V12 XJS into a super touring car with very long legs and a possible 25mpg, if driven sensibly but the biggest change came in 1984 with the introduction of the AJ6 3.6 engine, which would usurp the ubiquitous XK engine in 1986. Offered here is a 3.6 XJS of 1988 vintage, which is said to be in excellent condition and is complete with all original hand books and service booklet with 11, Main Dealer stamps. The car has covered a mere 70,000 miles, which is supported by the history and previous MoT certificates. Finished in Alpine green with beige leather the car is said to have benefited from a bare metal repaint and replacement of sills and valances in 2005, plus a recent brake overhaul. Said to drive exceptionally well and has the benefit of working air conditioning.

Lot Details
Auction Jaguar Heritage + Classic & Collectors Motor Cars
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number116
Estimate£1000-£2000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1700
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1988
Condition rating1
Registration numberE409MUW
Mileage-
Chassis numberSAJJNAEC3CA149862
Engine number9DPAMA146357
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors