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Lot '60: Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Cabriolet

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

Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the Jaguar XJ-S is at last achieving the full classic status that it so richly deserves. Powered by what is widely regarded as the finest V12 engine ever made, it mixed effortless performance with superb refinement and reliability. Rated at 295bhp and 320lbft of torque in its later guises, it was capable of 150mph and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds.

Launched in 1983, the XJ-SC cabriolet was a versatile design that combined lift-out targa panels with a folding rear hood and is now a much rarer car than the full convertible that succeeded it in 1988.

This particular 1986 car had just one owner for 13 years up until 2007 and has had just one keeper since with lots of service history to show careful maintenance over that period. Fitted with a replacement engine just after it was purchased in 1999, it has only covered around 4,000 miles since. Looking particularly macho on enormous TWR alloys, it was last serviced less than 200 miles ago and is said to drive beautifully. Due to have a fresh MOT before the sale, this is a rare car that will be great fun to cruise around in this summer.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
Lot Number'60
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating0
Registration numberC446 NWC
Chassis numberSAJJNACW3CC127637
Engine number8S039078HA
Engine capacity (cc)5343
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors