Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 228
Year : 1990
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
Registration No. : G234 VUW
Chassis No. : SAJJNADW3DB165410
Engine No. : 850686135A
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The Jaguar XJS Convertible, which first appeared in 1988,
was considerably more than just a coupé with the roof
removed.  The earlier 'T'-top cabriolet paved the way as the
first open Jaguar since the demise of the E-Type in 1975 but this
was to be the first full convertible and a strengthened sub-frame
was employed in order to alleviate scuttle shake.  Retaining
the roomy cockpit space of the coupé, the new convertible naturally
boasted all the expected Jaguar refinements as standard, making for
a very fine, open grand touring car. The XJS's superlative 5.3
litre engine developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and,
when allied to automatic transmission, gave authoritative 150mph
performance. Today, this model is very much establishing itself as
a most worthy latter day classic; good examples being eagerly
sought by connoisseurs of the marque.

This elegant XJS Convertible, offered in blue with a contrasting
grey leather interior, has lived a remarkably charmed life having
been being continually serviced since its purchase from Jaguar
Stratstone of 21 Mansell Street, London on 21st March 1990 by its
first keeper, Mr. R. Holmes of Basingstoke. The car is supplied
with a complete book pack including a service record booklet with
22 main dealer service stamps with the most recent service carried
out in April 2015 at 67,000 miles. The V5 is showing two former
keepers; the first owner kept the car until 1993, the second until
2014. In the last two years, the car has been used on a three weeks
tour of Italy, testament to the owner's faith in the reliability of
the car. Along with a V5 document, an MoT test certificate valid
until October 2017 with no advisories and the aforementioned
service booklet and book pack accompany the car. This really is a
fine example of the desirable and iconic grand tourer which begs to
be taken back to the continent with the roof down to see exactly
why Jaguar sold these cars so successfully.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170