I remember well, the time when one of my fathers’ business partners, John Levy a Board Member of M & S at the time, was waxing lyrical about the new XJ – SC
How brilliant that again, there was an open top Jaguar, he said. Both my father and their other partner all agreed that it was a 'top' move by Jaguar
Remember after the E Type Jaguar when, from fear of the rumoured US legislation many journalists, manufacturers and car enthusiasts felt that open top motoring would never be available again
Times change and after a period of another 8 years here was the ‘new XJ – SC’ with 2 targa roof panels above the head of the front seat passengers and the convertible rear section
The roofs were utterly dependable in operation, with no or very little wind noise, and hardly any scuttle shake too
Whilst the 5.3 litre V12 engine producing 285bhp with the new HE heads, was turbine like and with so much torque - easy performance was a given
Not many were produced for the full convertible was introduced quite soon afterwards (1988) and whilst very pretty, removing the window frames and the roll-over hoop produced the unwanted, above mentioned, scuttle shake
Our XJ – SC has travelled a mere 45.000 since new, is backed up with the original book pack, service voucher booklet and sundry service invoices and a myriad of MoT certificates
There have been on 6 owners since first registered, with one family, father and son, keeping her since 1989 when 16.000 miles had been accumulated until 2015 when the mileage had risen to 41.500
The previous but 1 onwer, a continual customer of ours for 25 years, had undertaken a little of his usual whim and spent nearly £10.000 on mechanical works (£4.000) some interior work with alcantara headlining and other trim detailing (£1.150) with a high quality repaint (£6.000)
A nicer example you would be hard pressed to find – lovely colours both inside and out, fully detailed engine bay, ice cold air conditioning and mechanically more than on the button
There are few bargains in the classic car world, but these are set for a sharp market rise once enthusiasts realize what value they represent
This is in its original wonderful condition Dark Blue coachwork, with a near unmarked Light Grey Leather interior,
fitted with the burl wood dash & door cappings.
It is a UK supplied car by Follett Jaguar of London, on the 16th January 1990, for the use of a director at Saarchi & Saarchi, one of .....
First Japan registration on the 01/10/89.
Then it was imported and cleared through customs in Germany and imported in Italy in 2011.
Last informations supplied by the owner:
Good general conditions of engine, gearbox and mechanics.
Body conserved, accidents and rust free, original .....
Very low mileage, genuine 53k miles.
Mostly Jag history (15 stamps)- no corners cut.
Well maintained despite low annual mileage.
Recent new OEM radiator, oil cooler, front (sport pack)springs & shocks, all bushes replaced, new door seals and 4x new Pirellis.
Professional underbody & cavity waxoyl .....
In beautiful condition full history 129000 miles, automatic with sports box,full mot, recent over mats, boot carpets refinished wheels,leather seats and roof, wood is all in fantastic condition as is the bodywork. Immaculate underneath fully undersealed. 4 new Pirelli p6000 tyres, new twin headlight .....
Finished in unmarked Artic Blue
Saville Grey Hide
Complete New Dark Blue Hood
Lovely Unmarked Wood Veneer
54,000 Miles Full Jaguar Service History From New
Owned Since 2003 , Previous Keeper Purchased In 1987
Totally Immaculate Genuine Vehicle
The E-Type Replacement , Rapidly Increasing In Value .....
We love these cars. Long low and very elegant especially in convertible form. The 5.3 model powered by Jaguars iconic V12 engine. Smooth and powerful both around town and at cruising speed.
This car is finished in the very tasteful colour combination of Sage Green , Doeskin hide and finished off .....
9,000 Miles From New!
Absolutely superb 1995 4.0l Later AJ16 model with upgraded performance XJS convertible in breathtaking signal red with flawless cream trim and contrasting tan hood. This vehicle is absolutely astonishing with many Jaguar features such as unmarked polished 5 spoke alloy wheels, .....
Manufactured 18th October 1994 and US registered May 95 in stunning flamenco red with coffee leather and cream piping the car was then dispatched to Jaguar Cars, Mahwah USA. The car was purchased by a CEO of HP Hood and interests in Gulf oil as well as being part owner of the Red Sox.
The car was .....