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Lot 381: Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible

The Beaulieu Sale, Bonhams (7 September 2013)

The introduction of the six-cylinder XJ-S in 1983 coincided with that of the Targa-style cabriolet - the first open Jaguar since the E-Type's discontinuation. Jaguar's first response to demands for an open-top XJ-S was somewhat conservative in engineering terms. The XJ-S had not been designed with an open version in mind so the Targa arrangement was adopted, which retained a substantial roll hoop in the interests of maintaining rigidity in the absence of a fixed roof. Essentially an exercise in niche marketing to test public reaction, the Cabriolet was judged to have been a success and was joined in 1988 by a full convertible. Following the Cabriolet's deletion, both the Coup´┐Ż and conventional Convertible models lasted until the end of XJ-S production in 1996. Purchased one year ago from a deceased's estate, this XJ-S V12 Convertible has had five previous keepers and comes with full service history to March 2010. Maintained by a specialist since acquisition, 'M155 XJS' currently displays a total of 87,407 miles on the odometer and is described as in generally very good condition. The car is finished in Morrocan Red with cream leather interior and is offered with aforementioned service history, MoT to August 2014 and Swansea V5C document.

Lot Details
Auction The Beaulieu Sale
Bonhams, Hampshire, UK
Lot Number381
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£10000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£11500
Condition rating2
Registration numberM155 XJS
Chassis numberSAJJNAFS3ER196136
Engine number8D011988SG
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors