1995 Jaguar XJS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1995
  • Mileage 
    17 500 mi / 28 164 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SAJJNKED3EP192172
  • Engine number 
    9EPCNA100024
  • Lot number 
    197
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Graphite Mica
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

Tobook an appointment to view this car please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 to agree a suitable date and for location details.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.First registered in the UK on 17/05/1995 in Graphite Mica with Grey Saville hideDating from 1995, this 4-litre car features'Celebration'bumpers and a revised interiorOn offer froman eclectic collection made up of Jaguars, Aston Martins and BentleysPrevious MOTs, service receipts and a signed declaration corroborates the mileage of c17,000The car will benefit from a fresh MOTand further detailing prior to thesaleConceived 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 XJS debuted as a V12-powered Coupe, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions following in the 1980s. The XJS had a lot to live up to and comparisons to its iconic predecessor are dismissed with todays hindsight as being unfair. Jaguar appears to have been quitelong-sighted with their ambitions for the model asnippy, impractical British sports cars were difficult to sell during the 1980s,Aston Martins V8 coupe catered for the very wealthy and the LotusEsprit was perceived as the chariotof choice for the nimble-footed Yuppie. The XJS, however, was the perfect car for the successful gentleman of a certain age wanting a stylish, comfortable sports coupe that cut a dash and its general level of comfort and lightness of controls made itparticularly popular with women. By the time productionceased in1996, 115,413 coupes, cabriolets and convertibles had found homes.Jaguar launched a faintly re-styled XJS in 1991 sporting wrap-around rear lights, improved interior, new five-spoke alloy wheels and chrome inserts to the upper part of the bumpers. Two engines were made available, the 6.0-litreV12 and the silky smooth AJ6-derived 4.0-litre. From 1993, the XJS was produced with colour-coded bumpers andthese pre-1996 cars are often mistakenly called Celebration models due to being near identical to the final run of the model formally entitledthe 'Celebration'. These earlier cars are oftendescribed as the 'Facelift 1.5', featuringfive-spoke alloys and leather-covered gear selectors but none of the XK8 prototype electrics fittedin the later Celebration cars.This exceptional motor car is finished in Graphite Mica with aGrey Saville hide interior and was first registered on the 17th May 1995. It was delivered in right-hand drive with a kilometre per hour speedometer and it's believed that it was a cancelled overseas order and that Jaguar Cars Ltd was the first keeper. In 2013 Silverstone Auctions sold the car, ourvendor at the time havingowned it since 1996. The speedometer was documented as being changed at 4,911 kilometres (3,050 miles) for a correct UK unit which wasshowing 14,620miles at the time of cataloguing or circa 17,000 miles combined. The history file containsprevious MOTs detailing the mileage, main dealer service receipts and a signed declaration from a previous owner stating such. The vendor informs us that the paint is original and that the car will be detailed and MOT'd for the sale.The XJS has finally come of age withlow mileage and original cars becoming harder to find. With hindsight, it's generally felt thatcars from themid-1990s are the most desirable and we are really pleased, once again, to offer this exceptional example.