1988 Jaguar XJ-S 6.0-Litre V12 Competition Coupé SAJJNAEW3BA147395
Lot 211
1988 Jaguar XJ-S 6.0-Litre V12 Competition Coupé SAJJNAEW3BA147395
£15,000 - 17,000
US$ 25,000 - 29,000
Lot Details
1988 Jaguar XJ-S 6.0-Litre V12 Competition Coupé
Registration no. E111 FRD
Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA147395


  • This competition-prepared XJ-S Coupé was built by AJC Classics Ltd, of Hythe near Southampton, specialists in Jaguar race preparation and restoration, on behalf of a client. AJC lightened the bodyshell, which was blast-cleaned and seam welded on rebuilding, and added an FIA-approved roll cage. Rebuilt to 6.0-litre, short-stroke specification, the all alloy, V12 engine incorporates oversize cylinder liners, a forged crankshaft, Pace dry sump lubrication system, and cylinder heads gas flowed by Sigma Engineering. The engine is fuelled by an Emerald fully programmable injection/ignition system, producing a claimed 500bhp at the wheels, while the transmission is provided by Quaife, featuring that company’s five-speed ‘dog box’ and limited-slip differential. Appropriately modified for racing, the suspension incorporates poly bushes, coil springs all round, Spax double adjustable shock absorbers and ride height adjustment. The car’s stupendous performance is reigned in by means of servo-assisted AP Racing four-pot calipers, which grip vented discs, with twin cylinder bias adjustment. Other noteworthy features include a long-distance fuel tank, plumbed-in fire extinguishing system and 18”x8½” alloy wheels shod with Dunlop racing tyres.
    Costing in excess of £50,000 to build, this car was raced with some success up to 2006, since when it has seen relatively little use. Representing an ideal opportunity to acquire a ready-made Jaguar racing sports car suitable for JDC and other historic series, ‘E111 FRD’ is offered with old-style logbook and Swansea V5 registration document. The vendor advises us that delivery and maintenance can be arranged by a Jaguar garage local to Goodwood, and that details of the builder and technical advice are available to the successful bidder.