1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831

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Lot 256
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible
Registration no. N309 KRL Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831

Sold for £ 27,600 (US$ 34,503) inc. premium
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible
Registration no. N309 KRL
Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831

Footnotes

  • Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grande Routièr, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S (later XJS) made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the XJ-S debuted as a V12-powered coupe, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions following in the 1980s. The car's 150mph performance was not achieved without penalty however, its prodigious thirst causing sales to nosedive as oil prices soared. However, the arrival of the HE (High Efficiency) V12 in 1981 and the introduction of modern 'AJ' six-cylinder engines enabled it to weather the storm. The introduction of the six-cylinder model in 1983 coincided with that of the Targa-style cabriolet - the first open Jaguar since the E-Type's discontinuation - but it was not until 1988 that a full convertible became available.

    An automatic transmission model, this XJS Convertible is one of the final-run 'Celebration Edition' cars, released for the 1996 model year. It was purchased in 2002 by the deceased vendor from a Terence Wheeler of Torquay, and has had five former keepers. Last MoT'd to April 2016, the car comes with expired certificates dating back to 2000 confirming the current mileage of circa 16,500. Also on file are sundry invoices for maintenance including new gearbox oil seals (2002), work to the roof mechanism (2008), and general servicing.
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1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0-Litre 'Celebration Edition' Convertible  Chassis no. SAJJNAFD3EJ225831
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