Sold – $13,000 (Plus Fees)
Back again from its successful auction in 2017, the Jaguar XJS convertible with a V12 from 1990 is ready to come to a new home. The current owner, who travels between several countries, simply doesn’t have time for the beast. Carfax reports no incidents since its arrival here in California in 1999, which is also reflected in the title documents. As such, and with barely 250 miles added to the odometer it is available for purchase and pick-up right now!
Finished in Glacier White, this grand tourer from the ’90s has been meticulously well-kept by both the current and previous owner. Aesthetically the Jag shows signs of usage but reflects an example that has been dutifully cared for by both owners. Present in the front and rear bumpers, the chrome trimmings, exterior trim, and hood are some nicks in the paint but overall are in good condition. Both fog lights do not function currently. However, the windshield wiper blades are new and so is the power radio antenna, windshield washer hoses, hood struts, and the cowl grille was repainted all by the previous owner. Moving around outside, the blue cloth roof features a glass rear window with a functioning electric defroster. Inside, the convertible top is finished with a contrasting tan headliner, and the purchase even includes a spare headliner. Finally, adorning each corner of the XJS, and with a fresh set of tires, are the original basketweave wheels. Each displays some flaking in the finish, but they have no curb rash. Plus the original matching spare is still kept in the trunk alongside the toolkit.
Inside the cabin, blue leather with matching stitching dresses the door panels and clads the driver and passenger seats as well as the center tunnel and armrest. There are subtle creases present in both seats, and the driver’s thigh bolster has compressed some. However, there are no pulled stitches or patches of discoloration due to entry and exit from the seats. The dashboard is dressed in refurbished walnut, and the instrument panel LED lights all work, although one of the floor lights, turn signal bulbs, and cigarette lighter is non-functional at the moment. Still fitted with the original head unit, the sound produced is crisp and clear courtesy of new speakers. All window and roof controls function as intended and the HVAC system that has new vacuum actuators blows cold.
Mechanically, the V12, transmission, and suspension are in sublime order. The current owner put in a new battery and crankshaft sensors, but truthfully little was needed. Before he purchased the Jaguar, the entire cooling system, driveline, fuel system, and engine electrical systems were overhauled with new seals, gaskets, filters, and other components. Down below are new Bilstein shock absorbers, rear springs, polyurethane steering rack bushings, suspension arm bushings, and rear brake pads and rotors. During the brake servicing the fluid was drained, flushed, and bled with new fluid after the calipers were rebuilt, so the pedal is firm and confidence inspiring. Honestly, if you are in the market for a luxurious grand tourer from the ‘80s or ‘90s, then this V12 Jaguar is your hot ticket to the track.