<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032

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Lot 119
1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible

Sold for US$ 44,800 inc. premium
1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Cabriolet
VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032

5,344cc SOHC V12 engine
262bhp at 5000 rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension

*Delivered new to Walnut Creek, CA
*Two owners from new
*24,828 miles covered since delivery
*Beautiful color combination


THE JAGUAR XJ-S

Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged grand tourer, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 saloon platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the XJ-S debuted as a V12-powered coupé, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions following in the 1980s. The car's 150mph (240km/h) 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 the smaller six 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.

Jaguar's first response to demands for an open-top XJ-S was somewhat conservative in engineering terms. The XJ-S had not been designed with an open version in mind, so the Targa-style arrangement was adopted, which retained a substantial roll hoop in the interests of maintaining rigidity in the absence of a fixed roof. Essentially an exercise in niche marketing to test public reaction, the Cabriolet was entrusted to outside specialist contractors for construction, with bodyshells being transported back and forth across the Midlands before returning to the Brown's Lane factory prior to final dispatch. Following the Cabriolet's deletion, both the Coupé and conventional Convertible models lasted until the end of XJ-S production in 1996.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This beautiful XJ-S V12 Cabriolet was purchased new in 1990 from Cole European in Walnut Creek, California. Remaining with its first owner for 26 years, the current owner purchased this car in 2016 where it joined a collection of European sports cars in Tucson, Arizona. Showing 24,828 miles on the odometer, this XJS is presented today in near showroom delivery condition with Diamond Blue Metallic paint over beige interior. This XJ-S comes with owner's manual, jack, and tool pouch. Remaining in untouched condition from new, the refined and understated looks of this open tourer are sure to continue to gain collectability and offer an effortless cruising experience for decades to come.
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<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
<b>1990 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible</b><br />VIN. SAJTW484XLC175032
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