1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109

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Lot 441N
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer
Registration no. PML 539 Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109

Sold for £ 25,000 (US$ 31,070)
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer
Registration no. PML 539
Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109

Footnotes

  • 'On the road there was nothing untoward about the Eventer's behaviour, no unwanted wind noise and no diminution of he XJ-S's unquestionable performance. Unlike so many estate car conversions over the years, the Eventer looks as though it has been conceived as a single, unified design, not as an afterthought...' – Motor Sport.

    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 claimed 23.75cu ft of load space with the seats up, almost 42cu ft with them folded flat. Lynx's conversion added £6,950+VAT to the £21,000 list price, making Eventer ownership the privilege of a wealthy few. Even today there are few cars that combine near-silent 155mph performance with the luggage capacity of a family estate.

    Number '20' of the Eventer production sequence, this V12-engined, automatic transmission example was first registered 'A6 BEB' and owned originally by a Mr David Barnes of Kent, who kept it until 2009 when the car was sold to the current vendor. At time of acquisition the recorded mileage total was 60,392, to which the vendor has added a further 11,500-or-so over the course of the last six years, making the current total 72,000 miles. The car has been restored twice, in 1999 and again in 2010, the exterior colour being changed from brown to black at the latter date. The front seats and headlining are new. Never accident damaged, the Eventer is described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition, with no transmission problems and all electrics working. Accompanying paperwork consists of an old-style logbook; current MoT certificate; Belgian registration document; a UK V5; and bills relating to the 1999 restoration.

Saleroom notices

  • We are informed by the vendor that during the last 18 months circa €4,700 have been spent on this car for the supplying and fitment of the following items- New shock absorbers New front brake disks New tyres all round (Pirelli) New power steering New battery New front seats The vehicle was driven to the sale from Belgium with no reported faults.
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1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
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