1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA
Lot 308
1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci
Registration no. B17 DAR Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA
Sold for £ 42,550 (US$ 58,562) inc. premium

Lot Details
1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792 Engine no. 85051675HA
1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Paolo Gucci
Registration no. B17 DAR
Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BA141792
Engine no. 85051675HA

Footnotes

  • Conceived as a luxurious and long-legged Grand Routier, the XJ-S, though by no means a small car, afforded precious little in terms of interior space: two adults and an overnight bag being about the limit if its comfortable capacity. In the absence of a factory 'estate' it was left to the Hastings-based restorer and coachbuilder Lynx to exploit the model's full potential. Lynx had every reason to be confident that such a market existed, given the success of the 'sports estate' concept in the form of the Reliant Scimitar GTE and Lancia Beta HPE. In reconfiguring the XJ-S, Lynx extended the roof, moved the rear seats back, repositioned the fuel tank and added a tailgate, thus providing increased passenger leg room and an impressive 23.75cu ft of load space with the seats up, 39cu ft with them folded flat.

    In the 1980s, Paolo Gucci decided to build a limited edition car with matching luggage as a Gucci branded item. The first of the proposed 20 Jaguar XJ-S cars to be customised, that offered here was launched as the 'Lynx Designo Di Paolo Gucci'. For the interior Paolo specified blue lacquered burr elm woodwork with inlaid chevron cross banding; modified instrument dials; the finest hand dyed Italian calfskin upholstery; crocodile effect armrests; blue-stained ash door handles; and an Alacantara suede headlining. The steering wheel was trimmed in hand stitched leather and inlaid with semi-precious lapis lazuli stones, which also featured in the gear knob. The designer's statement was completed with a distinctive specially woven Jaguar motif in the carpeted boot. Brochures were printed and a set of Jaguar Gucci accessories created, including a leather logbook (still with the car) bearing Gucci's signature. Finished in true Gucci style, the XJ-S was displayed by Paolo at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show with a price tag of £100,000.

    Sadly, the car remains a one-off as the Gucci company's lawyers claimed that Paolo had no right to use its name to endorse the product. Paolo subsequently sold the Gucci Eventer to the lady vendor's late father and later tried – unsuccessfully – to buy it back. The Gucci XJ-S has been hidden away for many years and rarely seen, although it remains in good condition, in running order and with only 27,090 miles recorded. Described at the time as 'the ultimate in flash', this unique Jaguar is offered with V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that a leather logbook bearing Gucci's signature does not come with the car, instead it is a notebook with 'disegno di Paolo Gucci' on it.
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