1994 Jaguar XJS

V12 6.0 CONVERTIBLE, 1 of just 81 examples built

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1994
  • Mileage 
    92 000 km / 57 167 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1994 JAGUAR XJS V12 CONVERTIBLE 1 OF ONLY 81 EXAMPLES

- Extremely rare , one of just 81 examples built
- A well-preserved grand tourer
- 301 hp, 6.0-liter V-12 engine
- Odometer displays 92,400 miles
- First registration in The Netherlands
- Last ownership of 17 years
- Beautiful colour combination

Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grande Routiérè, 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 XJ-S debuted as a V12-powered coupé, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions following in the 1980s.

However, the arrival of the HE (High Efficiency) V12 in 1981 and the introduction of the smaller six enabled it to weather the storm.

The introduction of the six-cylinder model in 1983 coincided with that of the Targa-style Cabriolet - the first open Jaguar since the E-Type's discontinuation - but it was not until 1988 that a full convertible became available.

Jaguar's first response to demands for an open-top XJ-S was somewhat conservative in engineering terms.

The XJ-S had not been designed with an open version in mind, so the Targa-style arrangement was adopted, which retained a substantial roll hoop in the interests of maintaining rigidity in the absence of a fixed roof.

Following the Cabriolet's deletion, both the Coupé and conventional Convertible models lasted until the end of XJ-S production in 1996.

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

This beautiful XJS V12 Cabriolet was bought new in the Netherlands. This fine example has been in the same ownership for the last 24 years. The former owner bought the car in 1997 when the car had driven under 10.000 kilometers.

The former owner is a car enthusiast. A gentlemen with a very very impressive classic car collection. He used this XJS as a sort of daily car but only in summertime as the gentlemen is always in the US during the cold winter period.

The XJS therefore didn’t see any salt on the road or very bad weather conditions.

The Jaguar is in an extremely unique and beautiful original and untouched condition - 'dans son jus' - having covered fewer than 92,400 Kilometres from new.

This Jaguar XJS is a very rare car. Only 81 examples of the “standards” V12 XJS 6.0 liter convertibles have been built.

For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend.

The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

The Houtkamp Collection is not able to guarantee the correctness and/or the exhaustiveness of the information contained in this car description and can not accept any obligations from that.
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