1991 Jaguar XJS

V12 Coupe - Facelift


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    149 970 km / 93 188 mi
  • Car type 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    295 BHP / 300 PS / 220 kW
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Launched as the replacement for the Jaguar E type, the Jaguar XJS was in production from September 1975 until 1996. Early examples in the 1970’s earned a bad reputation due to reliability issues but during the 21 years of production, ending under Ford ownership, the XJS finally earned the respect of luxury car enthusiasts

The Jaguar XJS offered sportiness, class, and style plus a level of luxury of cars much more expensive. The XJS was famous for its large 5.3 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that produced 285 bhp and could reach a top speed of 230 km/h. It also came with either an automatic or manual transmission, with the later series models featuring the well-known ZF automatic transmissions or the 5-speed Getrag manuals.

The later Series 2 models received mechanical improvements, with an all new V12 engine which had power output increased to 295 bhp thanks to a newly designed “Fireball” combustion chamber which also improved overall fuel economy and performance. Along with the mechanical improvements, the series 2 XJS also received exterior and interior changes which included chrome bumper trim and newly designed wheels.

The series 3 XJS was introduced in May 1991 under Ford ownership and served up seventies style in a 90’s package while still retaining the retro sexiness of the 1970’s model. These cars are more desirable and feature galvanized steel body parts, a sleeker appearance with wraparound rear lights and outboard rear brakes which simplify maintenance.

This Example:
This Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe is a post 1991 facelift XJS in single ownership for the last five years. It is in good condition due to recent maintenance outlined below with only the Becker radio not working.

Issues addressed in November 2020:

Replacement of fuel pressure regulator
Repair injector loom
Rebuild injectors and fit new misting nozzles
Service power steering
Attend to gearbox oil leak – replace seal
Service and tune vehicle
Regas aircon
A new air-conditioning compressor was fitted in April 2020

The following issues were addressed in August 2019:

Brakes overhauled
Exhaust system replaced
Skim exhaust manifolds
New exhaust inlet manifold gaskets
New fuel filter
New fuel pipes and clamps
12 new spark plugs
2 x new bonnet struts
Oil service
Gearbox fluid replaced
Steering fluid replaced

March 2018

Oil service

This is a desirable series 3 Jaguar XJS V12 that has been brought up to a good standard with recent refurbishment. It is an enjoyable car to drive with good performance and presents good value for money.

This example is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town