Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SAJJNADW3DB164263
  • Engine number 
    8S070258SA
  • Lot number 
    334
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

Finished in its original colour of Signal Red with a black soft-topVery smart interior with magnolia leather piped in redOnly 70,024 miles indicated at the time of cataloguingThe MOT history confirms the Jaguar has been used lightly over the last tenyearsThe historyfile contains the original owner's manual and some service invoicesOffered with a current MOTit is said to drive well and is excitingly offered at No ReserveWith E-Type sales falling and an outright ban on convertibles looming in its most important export market - the USA - Jaguar addressed the problem of defining its successor as the 1960s drew to a close. 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 coup, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions 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, well in excess of 115,000 being made up the time production ceased in April 1996.This particular XJS Convertible comes from a private vendor who has enjoyed the car as the English weather has allowed over the last couple of years covering just a few hundred miles in his tenure.Finished in the original colour combination of Signal Redwith red-piped Magnolialeather upholstery and a black hood, it covered most of its mileage prior to 2010, since when the MOT history confirms the car travelling just a few hundred miles each summer.Currently, it has just turned the 70,000-mile landmark and there are a few service and general maintenance bills present in the rather thin history file plus the original owner's handbook. Offered with a current MOTit is said to drive well and is excitingly offered at no reserve.