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Lot 160: Jaguar XJS V12

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Jaguar XJS was launched to great acclaim in April of 1975 as a replacement for the legendary E-type, undeniably a tough act to follow, but nonetheless it has gone on to become another classic Jaguar design. The specification from the outset was impressive and included the V12 5.3 litre engine which had been seen in the Series III E-Type. Automatic transmission was fitted as standard with manual as a no-cost option. Performance was impressive with a top speed of 150mph, and the automatic version achieved 0-60 in 6.9 seconds.

The car was re-engineered in 1991 and presented to the public in May of that year. The rear side windows were reshaped (although the body glass aperture was actually the same size as the earlier car), and the threequarter rear buttresses stayed, as designer Geoff Lawson argued that they were part of the car's character. Finished in Silver Blue with a Magnolia hide interior, this fine specimen was first registered on 1st September 1992 and is described as being very tidy overall with the body, chassis, interior and paint described as excellent. A testament to the car's condition is that it was accepted into some concours events. Recently work included the removal of the cylinder heads which were overhauled and converted to lead free fuel.

Accompanying the car is a substantial history file containing a V5 registration document and many expired MoT certificates, and a new MoT will be supplied prior to the sale.

The model is regarded by some as the ultimate incarnation of the XJS, and is fast becoming a very collectible car.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lot Number160
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£4366
Condition rating0
Registration numberK233 PHG
Chassis numberSAJJNAEW3EP184991
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2