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Lot '33: Jaguar XJS 4.0 Coupe

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (23 June 2010)

Launched way back in 1975 as a replacement for the E-Type, the Jaguar XJS is one of those rare cars that got better and better as it evolved  all too often it is the first model that is the best while the later ones just get lardier and lumpier. The first major facelift came in 1991 when the Big Cat got larger rear windows, new rear wings, different lights and revised instruments. It also got the superb new 4-litre 24-valve AJ6 engine, a paragon of refinement and reliability that was virtually as quick as the old V12 but with far superior fuel economy (235bhp and 26mpg). Build quality also improved markedly with a galvanized body shell finally putting paid to that old Jaguar bugbear of rust. Reliability was superb and these AJ6 engines have been known to clock up 400,000 miles without drama.

First registered in August 1993, this particular XJS 4-litre was kept by its previous owner for some 13 years. It has covered around 124,000 miles from new and is said to be mechanically excellent and cosmetically very good with a very nice interior. All the electrical systems work as they should including electric windows, seats and mirrors; climate control; front and rear cabin lights; remote central locking; 6-disc CD changer. Previously used as a show car with a couple of trophies to its name, it comes with a fair amount of service history, a current MOT and tax and is ready for immediate use.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number'33
Estimate£3000-£4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2200
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1993
Condition rating0
Registration numberL973 LNE
Mileage-
Chassis numberSAJJNAED3EJ189340
Engine number9EPCNA178800
Engine capacity (cc)3996
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors