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Record Creation: Entered on 23 September 2016.
Owner: Mike Francis
I did an engineering apprenticeship with British Leland back in the 80\'s for Rover Oxford.. We visited the Jaguar plant and our plant executive drive the XJS. After my BS degree I moved to Detroit and worked as a automotive engineer for many years. Now located in California I find myself working in aerospace. I always assumed the car to be out of my finical reach. As we all know the XJS never earned the status of the e type and as such became affordable to the common man. Since the XJS has been out of production for over 20 yrs I looked for the most reliable combination. My car is a face lift 1994 Couple with the 4.0L 6 cylinder engine and only 108,000 miles.(email)
Updated November 27th, 2017. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2016-09-23 10:55:05 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 9/23/16
Car has a buy it now price of $9,994 for 6 days, seller joemeek, 106k miles.
All-SoCal/Miami 1994 Jaguar XJS Coupe with the venerable AJ6 4.0 I6 engine. These late-build '94 Jaguars are considered to be the most dependable of all years because they came from the factory with all the '95 electronics, AC (R134), and transmission upgrades but were the last few to keep the bullet-proof Jaguar AJ6 I6 engine. This engine series was originally rolled out in the mid-80's and every year, Jaguar tweaked it until they achieved perfection in the late '94 series - notice the engine oil filler is on the valve cover and not off-side(as early-'94 and earlier builds had) this is a tale-tale sign this was the last batch of the most highly updated AJ6 engines ever produced. The transmission was also unique to the last model years being a supremely reliable, German-build ZF4HP24. The '95 model year had the AJ16 engine which has not proven to be half as dependable as the simpler, more robust AJ6. The 1995-only "AJ16" engine was a very poor decision because of it's magnesium head that caused all sorts of problems. It was a bean-counter at Ford that decided to curse the XJS and XJ6 with this engine for 2 short years before being replaced by an even worse Ford/Jag derived V8. My Jaguar Master Mechanic who has spent nearly $6,000 servicing this car with all factory parts, swears this is the one and only year a XJS was truly at it's pentacle of reliability and performance (it's only 0.8 sec slower to 60 and 1.2 sec slower to 120 than the much less reliable and thirstier V12) but handles SO much better due to its lighter weight and better weigh distribution. Only the '94-'95 Coupes had all of Jaguars, "Full facelift" treatment with full body colored bumpers, round leather shirt knob (early '94 have a "T" grip now and old-style AC controls), new keyless entry system, and they still look as times as they did 22 years ago! These Coupes are super RARE - while almost 600 '94 and '95 convertibles made it to the US, only about 221 Coupes came each year making this car a true modern-day classic.
I started my search for one in late 2012 and found exactly what I was looking for in October of 2013. The car was originally purchase by a lady in Beverly Hills from the older Jaguar dealership in the West, Hornburg Jaguar Inc. All services were performed by them per the maintenance book until she traded it at 46K miles. Owner number 2, also a Los Angelean had the car until He traded it and I purchased it from a small dealer of vintage cars in LA in October of 2013 after a private PDI was performed on it by a Jaguar specialist in LA. I had th car shipped from LA to Jag Repairs of Pompano Beach, South Florida's only Jaguar-only vintage and XJS specialty shop. Owner and certified Jaguar master mechanic, Mitch Levin drove the car for almost a month and initially spent $4,500 on replacing any seal, hose, or module that he thought might need replacing in addition to replacing all filers, fluids, spark plugs, wires, etc. An additional $1,500 in regular maintenance has been spent since I first purchased the car to make it 100% like new mechanically. Very few Jaguars I've seen on eBay have had nearly $6,300 in mechanical restoration over a 3-year period but I can promise you, at 22 years of age, they will ALL need these critical services - I have made this investment so you don't have to - remember this when you see others going for $5-$7K!!!!!
All original books, records, radio code cards, etc are included! You can review photos of many of my service records below and see that I told my mechanic "money no object, make it 100% right" when I purchased it as I'd searched for a year to find one in great shape, NEVER WRECKED, all Southern CA car, NO SMOKERS, and in this rare color combination. This car is exactly as it should be covering low but frequently mileage since new. Clean CarFax or AutCheck as I have them saved as PDFs
The car has the upgraded factory Jubilee diamond cut alloy wheels with ContinentalExtreme DW tires with less that 900 miles on them. I've only driven the car about 3K miles in my 3 years of ownership using it mostly as weekend cruiser around Miami where even here in the land of the ultra exotic car, she still turns a lot of heads. ICE COLD A/C (a must hear in South Florida) and great heater as well! ALWAYS garaged at home and at work. Great factory-original high end sound system with factory CD/Changer. All the fiberoptic nighttime illuminations works perfectly too! I would trust this car to drive coast-to-coast without a hiccup. She shift smoothly, cranks perfectly, and cruises at ungodly speeds not he freeway effortlessly. She doesn't leak, smoke, or consume a drop of oil. You are welcomed and encouraged to have a Pre-Delivery Inspection done on the car as I'm sure you'll not be disappointed.!
Negatives: The car was professionally repainted probably in the last 5-6 years in the factory correct black and it is in stunning condition other than the following places: there are some minor scratches on the trunk and RH rear quarter panel and a dime-size door ding (all shown in the photos below). The trip odometer stopped working shortly after I purchased the car and I've not removed the cluster to have the gear replaced. The odometer works perfectly though - THAT IS IT!!!
I HAVE SERVICED THIS CAR TO THE HILT SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO! eBay member since it's first year in 1998 and have 100% feedback including many of my collector cars I've sod here!