A fabulous extremely low mileage 1991 Jaguar XJS 5.3L V12 Convertible with just 23,000 miles. Finished in stunning colour combination, Dorchester Grey metallic with Cream leather and a black soft top. Having repatriated this XJS from Japan where the climate is unbeatable for preserving cars and of course right hand drive like the UK we can now offer it for sale. This XJS really needs to be viewed to appreciate just how good it really is.
Flashback to 1974: sales of the once popular E-type are declining rapidly and as the last E rolls off the line in Coventry, Jaguar engineers are hard at work working on a replacement. Finally, in September 1975, the new Jaguar sports car is presented to the world at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Even though its mechanical roots can be found in the series 3 E-type with the silky smooth V12 and Jaguar’s superior rear independent suspension, everything else has more or less been thrown out of the window. Even the name signals a break from Jaguar’s sports car past; the new two door isn’t called the F-type as expected but instead carries an XJ badge, just like the saloon. Good-bye sports car, hello Grand Tourer.
The XJS is really the last Jaguar of the Lyons era as Jaguar’s founder was still at the helm in Coventry when work started on the E-type replacement. It’s also the last Jaguar influenced by legendary Malcolm Sayer, who helped shape the D-type, E-type and XJ13 prototype. The rear end of the car, with its rear window, buttresses, large tail lights and thick dark bumpers, was like nothing ever seen on a Jaguar. Over the years the XJ-S evolved with various updates.
Leather upholstery, power seats, electric windows, trip computer, air conditioning, heated front seats.
This beautiful 5.3L V12 XJS Convertible is finished in Dorchester Grey metallic showing off its lines. The grey bodywork has been professionally detailed and still wears its original twin coachlines. This car has spent its life as a fair weather machine, meaning it looks as fresh today as the day it left the factory. Floor, sills, doors, boot and wheel arches show now signs of rust, just a small blemish on the rear arch to sill, the underside is extremely clean and we encourage you to view on our ramp. The chrome is in excellent condition and adds to the subtle colour combination.
The interior of the car is also in superb condition. The subtle Cream leather on the seats and Antelope carpet in the footwells is unmarked and remains very supportive, almost like new, while the solid burred walnut inserts in the dash and door panels retain their original lustre. Air conditioning, electric windows and power seats are all fitted. The boot is also lined in pristine Antelope carpet.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Jaguar’s silky smooth and reliable V12 engine is undoubtedly one of the finest of all time, and is renowned for being capable of high mileage with very little problems.
The twelve-cylinder 5.3 litre SOHC engine that powers the XJS 5.3L produces 280 Bhp with a maximum torque figure of 306 Ft/lb. All these figures are developed at a relatively low engine speeds, making for maximum driveability.
Power is transmitted through a 3-speed automatic transmission system with Sports/Normal mode facility.
Performance figures are 0 to 60mph in 8.1 seconds with a maximum speed, conditions allowing of 143mph.
Fuel consumption was stated by Jaguar to be 26.6mpg at 56mph, 21.9mpg at 75mph and an urban cycle of 13.7mpg.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 15-inch diameter Sports alloy wheels are undamaged. They are fitted front and rear with matching Pirelli P600 performance tyres with plenty of tread.
Dispatched by the factory on the 30th January 1991 to Jaguar Japan Limited and first registered 19th July 1991.
This one owner Jaguar comes with a huge history file – most of its 13 service sheets are from the supplying Jaguar dealer in Kagoshima Japan. Having covered just 900 miles per year on average, the car has been serviced almost every two years. Over its entire life, the car’s average service intervals have been a remarkably low 1,763 miles. The last service was at Jaguar Kagoshima in July 2014 at a cost of £2300. It received 4 new dampers, rear brake discs, steering rack bush, radiator cap, LH window motor and regulator and an oil service., all genuine Jaguar parts were used. Other work includes a fully overhauled air-conditioning system and rebuilt differential. The car comes supplied with all original service books, hand books and two keys. Having covered 23000 pampered miles in the hands of a meticulous owner . This Jaguar really needs to be viewed if you are seriously looking to purchase an immaculate low mileage XJS Convertible
This car is supplied having had an extensive pre-sales inspection, during our routine inspection we have carried out the following work. oil service, two new track rod ends and two new Pirelli front tyres. This XJS is now ready to be enjoyed. All our cars come with a fresh MOT and 6 months in house warranty. Part Exchange, storage and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
Buy with confidence: we operate from a quiet country indoor showroom with our own in-house preparation center. We have a passionate team that work incredibly hard to ensure all our cars go through our rigorous sale process so they are presented in the best possible condition ready for their new owners to enjoy. If you wish to inspect the car on a ramp we are happy to provide this service.