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2014-10-25 15:14:41 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 11/14
NEC Classic Motor Show Sale
1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible
Lot No.: 664
Registration: G685 DCX
Chassis Number: SAJJNADW3DB165867
Engine Number: 8S071580SA
Number of cylinders: 12
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Estimate (£): 10,000 - 14,000
This superb example is presented in Red with cream leather piped in red with red carpets, the car has covered just 49,800 miles from new. It benefits from a full service history with 15 stamps in the original Jaguar booklet, plus a large file of service receipts and MoTs. The original owner's handbooks including the Jaguar cassette instruction tape for the stereo are also included in the history file. This XJS is in a very good condition, freshly serviced and ready to go. Don't miss the opportunity to own this fine example of an increasingly in demand GT car.
2021-08-02 07:31:04 | pauls writes:
Car returns to auction 8/21
Jaguar XJS Convertible
Colour Signal Red
Odometer 51,076 Miles
Engine size 5343
Country United Kingdom
• Amazingly preserved in unrestored condition
• All original fittings, a real time-warp car
• Low mileage and obviously lovingly looked after
• Beautiful vivid colours, the perfect car for summer
This XJ-S was first registered in October, 1989, and sold new through Thornes Jaguar of Wakefield to a Mr. R. Sowerby of Milfield, West Yorkshire. A comprehensive service history up to 2000 shows that the XJ-S returned to Thornes for its annual service until 1994, after which it was serviced by various Jaguar dealerships in Hull and York from 1995 to 2000, by an independent Jaguar specialist in Bagshot in 2005, and an independent garage in Norwich in 2014.
Although the Jaguar is now on its eighth registered keeper, it really has the look of a ‘one careful owner’ car. Recent MoTs show just how little it has been used in recent years – it has spent the last few years in storage and has covered fewer than 900 miles since April, 2017. The vendor bought the car nine months ago after assessing its condition and realising he’d never find a better one, but is now offering it for sale as he has to downsize his classic-car collection.
This car boasts a highly impressive paperwork file, including a V5, a collection of invoices dating back to 1994 and a near-complete collection of MoT certificates back to 1995. The car’s current MoT expires on 24th August, but since it passed its last test with no advisories we do not think its upcoming test should worry it too much.
What stands out most of all in this car’s history file is that it includes all of its original literature as issued by the Jaguar factory when new. Neatly contained within a handsome leather folder, it includes the Owner’s Handbook, the Stereo Radio Cassette Handbook, the XJS Handbook, its Service Record and Warranty, the Pre-Delivery Inspection booklet and European Emergency Assistance booklet.
It even features an RAC Temporary Membership Card, as issued by the RAC in partnership with Jaguar and Daimler, but perhaps more interesting still is the Stereo Radio Cassette Owner’s Guide, which takes the form of a tape cassette, so the instructions can be played through the original radio. With so many original radios having been replaced by more modern units, this is an extremely scarce accessory today.
What could be nicer than being surrounded by cream leather, walnut and claret carpet? Not much that we can think of, and not only has this XJ-S’s all-original interior been tastefully specified, it has also been cared for extremely well. The leather seems to have barely aged, with only the lightest creases, and everything else looks like new. We could not see any marks on the carpet or in the walnut, and the steering wheel, gearstick, handbrake, switches and dials are all in superb order.
Although the XJ-S is long enough to just about be a four-seater, it is only a two-seater. Jaguar obviously knew the typical XJ-S driver would be the sort of person to enjoy contemplative solo drives, or the company of a special companion, without bothersome children wanting to tag along and disrupt the feeling of serenity. Instead, behind the front seats, there is just a nicely carpeted luggage space, with a lockable lid, and this, like the boot, appears to have hardly ever been used.
This is usually the point where we mention that the original radio has been replaced by a more modern unit, but not here. This car is complete with its original Jaguar radio cassette player, which we think is a terrific asset for anyone who appreciates originality. It is such a rarity these days that the committed Jaguar enthusiast ought to prize it above cars which have been altered, and we would strongly recommend retaining the radio in situ, for it is sure to increase the car’s value as original examples become more scarce.
As we say, to look at this car from the outside, you’d think it has only ever had one careful owner. Again, it’s totally original and has survived in the most exceptional condition over the past 32 years. The Signal Red paint has survived really well, and we think that, with a polish, it would be as vibrant as the day it left the factory. On assessing the whole car, we have to say that everything – paint, chrome, hood, wheels, lights and ancillaries – is either excellent or near-perfect. The tyres are probably the only thing that’s been replaced; it now sports a fresh set of Continentals.
The XJ-S starts on the button, ticks over nice and quietly and then moves around with grace and ease, courtesy of the four-speed ZF 4HP22 automatic gearbox. There is no evidence of any major mechanical work having been completed on the car, but since it’s only cover 51,000 miles and led what has evidently been a very pampered life, we doubt any work has ever been necessary and do not suppose that it will be for some time to come. Having been faithfully serviced, and with an MoT showing no advisories, we’re sure this is a car that wants for nothing and is all ready to be enjoyed.