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1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer
Registration no. E467 UTX
Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA148813
Engine no. 8S057671HB

'On the road there was nothing untoward about the Eventer's behaviour, no unwanted wind noise and no diminution of the XJ-S's unquestionable performance. Unlike so many estate car conversions over the years, the Eventer looks as though it has been conceived as a single, unified design, not as an afterthought...' – Motor Sport.

Conceived as a luxurious and long-legged Grand Routier, the XJ-S, though by no means a small car, afforded precious little in terms of interior space: two adults and an overnight bag being about the limit if its comfortable capacity. In the absence of a factory 'estate' it was left to the Hastings-based restorer and coachbuilder Lynx to exploit the model's full potential. Lynx had every reason to be confident that such a market existed, given the success of the 'sports estate' concept in the form of the Reliant Scimitar GTE and Lancia Beta HPE. In reconfiguring the XJ-S, Lynx extended the roof, moved the rear seats back, repositioned the fuel tank and added a tailgate, thus providing increased passenger leg room and an impressive claimed 23.75cu ft of load space with the seats up, almost 42cu ft with them folded flat. Lynx's conversion added £6,950+VAT to the £21,000 list price, making Eventer ownership the privilege of a wealthy few. Even today there are few cars that combine near-silent 155mph performance with the luggage capacity of a family estate.

We are advised that this Eventer was purchased from CKL Developments of Battle, East Sussex in December 2014 for £46,000 following extensive improvements to the exterior paintwork, including improving and refitting the tailgate, at a cost in excess of £4,360. Subsequent works carried out by a local Jaguar specialist include fitting new foot brake and handbrake pads; two radius arm bushes; oil, fuel and air (x2) filters; and replaced water pump, coolant hoses and drive belts (x4). In addition, the air conditioning compressor and dryer have been replaced and re-gassed; spark plugs and HT leads renewed; and the vacuum hose and wiper arms replaced. Parts and labour total some £4,500. Turning to the interior, the leather upholstery was thoroughly serviced, panels being replaced wherever necessary, and then cleaned and re-Connollised at a cost of just under £1,000. All receipts accompany the car together with service history, tax discs, MoT certificates (including current) and a V5C registration document. This Eventer is said to drive well and look good, the passenger compartment in particular.

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