1989 Jaguar XJS

V12 Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

The Jaguar XJ-S had been under development since 1968 and as a 2 2 fixed head coupe it was intended as a replacement for the now legendary E Type. From the beginning it was only available with the V12 engine which gave excellent performance with 0-60mph being dispatched in a very respectable 6.9 seconds allied to a top speed of 150mph. Later in the XJ-S''s life it was also available with a six cylinder engine and a manual gearbox. As with any vehicle that has had as long a production life as the XJ-S, there have been major developments. Two of the more significant ones for the XJ-S were the launch of the Cabriolet in 1983 and later, in May 1988, the Convertible.

Manufactured in 1989, the previous owner of this particular example was Bellway plc and it was bought by the current owner in October 1997 having completed on