1992 XJS V12 Convertible - Barons Friday 20th September 2019 For Sale by Auction
The XJS was launched in 1975, and whilst the fabulous V12 engine could deliver outstanding performance, its thirst for petrol was legendary, which caused problems in the USA, where Jaguar were fined for publishing misleading figures. This promoted the first big change for the model, which was the new HE or High Efficiency engine in 1981. This combined with the much longer final drive, gave the XJS much better fuel economy, which was bearable.
The Jaguar XJS offers its owners a slice of motoring history, defying critics to become one of the world's most successful GT cars. From the introduction of the HE engine in 1982, the 3.6 AJ6 engine in 1984, which expanded to four litres in 1989, the cabriolet in 1985, the full convertible in 1988 and the face-lift model in 1993 to the final commemorative model in 1995, the XJS was continuously developed during its 20 year production life.
This 1992 Jaguar XJS convertible V12 has been owned by the vendor for 14 years and is an early facelift model. The car is described by the vendor as having been maintained regardless of cost in both mechanical, bodywork and interior areas. The hood was professionally replaced in recent times, interior refurbished, engine regularly serviced, suspension refurbished and polyurethane bushes fitted all round, with little use since. The car drives extremely well. The engine is strong and almost silent in the cabin with the hood up. The handling is as good as it gets with a convertible XJS, very little body roll and noises or squeaks etc. All works carried out by classic car/Jaguar expert. Lots of past bills and MOT's, service details held with car. The car is being sold as it is now rarely used anymore and it needs to be driven. The vendor no longer having garaging or driveway to keep it on following a house move. At present it is stored at the workshop it is maintained by.
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