1988 Jaguar XJS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Mileage 
    41 979 mi / 67 559 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Light Grey Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible which not only is becoming a timeless classic but also a beautiful touring car with its effortless driving and cruising capability from the silky smooth V12 engine.Finished in Arctic Blue Metallic with Light Grey Leather interior and a Navy Blue hood she has covered only 41,979 miles from new.Codenamed 'XJ27', the car that would evolve into the XJ-S was styled by Malcolm Sayer, the man responsible for the E-Type, under the fatherly eye of Jaguar boss, Sir William Lyons.Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Routier, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 saloon platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the new model debuted at the 1976 Frankfurt Motor Show as a V12-powered coupé, with six-cylinders and a soft-top version following in the 1980s, the expected ban on open cars having failed to materialise. One of the most important developments in the evolution of the V12-powered XJ-S was the introduction of the HE (High Efficiency) engine in 1981. Incorporating a new design of cylinder head, this more fuel-efficient unit enabled the top-of-the-range XJ-S to meet tighter worldwide emissions legislation. The XJ-S would go on to become Jaguar's best-selling sports car ever.For more information or to book an appointment to view the vehicle please contact a member of our sales team on 01207 233525