The XJ40’s as code names by Jaguar arrival on the motoring scene in September 1986 had been eagerly anticipated. Its launch had been in the public domain since at least the late 1970s, and the press had been gradually whipping up a frenzy about its impending arrival. So, when the XJ40 was finally revealed to the world, there was palpable relief – most notably from Jaguar executives and salesmen who had something new to sell. The fact its design so clearly harked back to the XJ Series 3 was met with some puzzlement in the press – but customers loved it.
Jaguar produced a new AJ6 slant-six twin-cam was clearly a step forward after the old XK in terms of efficiency. Originally 2.9 and 3.6 were later upgraded to 3.2 and 4.0 litres.
The Sovereign model came equipped with significantly more features than the base XJ6. Included was air conditioning, headlamp washers, a six-speaker sound system, anti-lock braking system, and inlaid burl walnut wood trim. The headlamps fitted were the rectangular single units. The window frames were made from stainless steel
Jaguar XJ40 was possibly the best car in the world when it was launched… even if it set Jaguar down a course of Retro design that lasted until 2008!
This 1993 Sovereign 4.0 liter in Kingfisher blue example has Magnolia leather with Isis blue piping, it’s also very rare with a number of optional extras supplied by Jaguar to a well known celebrity owner during the filming of his television series in the mid 1990’s.
Details can be given of the MOT history, to prove its mileage and little use during my ownership.
This car is offered for film hire, magazine shoots, advertising and photography work. Please call Richard for further information and other cars available.
This is arguably the finest example of this UK built short wheel base ,manual 4.2 with overdrive 56500 miles it spent it's life in locked up garage This car was completely
overhauled from bare metal.....