Wed, 7th Jul 2021 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

 
Lot 18
 

1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Celebration Convertible

Sold for £14,625

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: N213 WUP
Chassis No: SAJJNAFD3EJ223970
MOT: May 2022

  • Desirable Celebration model of which just approximately 4,000 were made
  • Only four owners, three private, being first registered to the supplying dealer
  • Approximately £11,400 worth of expenditure since entering current ownership in 2020
  • 90,555 miles (atoc) from new
  • Offered with history file and the original bookpack

Launched in September 1975 as a replacement for the E-Type, the XJS could only cheat time for so long and, in 1991, parent company Ford thoroughly reworked the luxury Grand Tourer at a cost of £50 million. Incorporating some 40 percent new panels, the rejuvenated model range sported a revised grille, headlamps, tail-lights, bumpers and rear wings. Its cabin, meanwhile, gained a new walnut facia and improved sports seats. The new version was powered by either a punchy straight-six (3980cc) or a soporific V12 (5343cc) engine; the former DOHC unit developed some 223bhp and 283lbft of torque. Featuring a five-speed manual transmission as standard, the 4.0-litre XJS could also be had with a four-speed automatic gearbox. Capable of over 140mph, the model proved to be a refined and relaxing drive, and production continued until 1996. The 'Celebration' was the final iteration of Jaguar's XJ-S (later XJS). Its unique specification was in recognition of 60 years of the Jaguar brand and included: chromed rear view mirrors and headlight surrounds; diamond cut alloy wheels; wood trim for the steering wheel and gearlever; and seats featuring embossed Jaguar 'leapers' and contrasting piping.

This XJS Celebration was manufactured in 1996 and was registered new in the United Kingdom on the 7th of February 1996. Supplied new by, and first registered to Frosts Jaguar, Portslade, Sussex, this Celebration model is fitted with the 3980cc ‘AJ16’ straight-six, coupled the four-speed ZF automatic transmission. The Jaguar is presented in Sapphire Blue with the much favoured Oatmeal leather interior. With only four owners from new, three of those private, having been first registered to Frosts Jaguar. The Celebration entered current ownership in 2020 and has covered a total of 90,555 miles (at time of consignment) from new, with only 2,000 miles covered in the last five years.

Offered with a history file comprising a large collection of both past MOT certificates and invoices, the Jaguar is accompanied by two keys and an indoor fitted car cover. Subject to much restoration work in 2020 and 2021 since entering current ownership to the cost of c.£11,300. Said works include wood veneer refurbishments, bodywork renovation and repainting to the renovated areas, new back exhaust section and cat pipe repairs and the fitting of new HiFi speakers. Benefitting from a transmission oil and filter service in July 2020 and an engine service in May 2021 including new spark plugs, alternator belt, and air-conditioning belt. The XJS also benefits from receiving new front brake calipers and steering bushes in June 2021. Further accompanied by the original book pack comprising the Service Record and Warranty; Sales and Service International Directory; Maintenance Schedules; Sound Systems booklet; Vehicle Care guide; Drivers Handbook and Security System guide. The service book displays eight service stamps, mostly from Drabble and Allen Jaguar.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:

               

Auction: The Pavilion Gardens Buxton, Wed, 7th Jul 2021

AUCTION VENUE
The Pavilion Gardens
St John's Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6BE

About The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

AUCTION VIEWING
Tuesday 6th July 2021 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 7th July 2021 from 9am

BUYERS PREMIUM
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)

Click here to view the Catalogue

View all lots in this sale

Do you have an item to sell?

If so, contact one of our friendly specialists for your free valuation by completing the form below and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you prefer to speak to humans, don't hesitate to call our office on +44 (0)1925 210035

Contact Us Today!

 

Images

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.


Love Affairs With Bentley's Last Decades - Two Much Loved Bentleys Go On Sale
Stunning Classic Cars Achieved A £2.2 Million Record Sale
National Motorcycle Museum - Auction Highlights Video
Vincents Dominate At H&H Classic Bike And Scooter Auction At The National Motorcycle Museum
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. An Auction Of Classic And Collector Cars, July 27th
An Auction of Classic & Collector Motorcars - Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 1pm
Over 230 Classic Motorcycles and 50 Vintage Scooters Heading To Auction
The Best Suzuki Katana On The Market
Exquisitely Restored Rare WW2 Military Bike Complete With Gasmask
And Now For Something Completely Different. A Homage To The Morgans Of The 1930's
Three Bikes With Stories To Tell
Dozens Of Stunning Classic Cars Are Heading To Auction At 'No Reserve'
Don't Trash That Triumph!
Top Picks For The H&H Classic Bike Sale
Classic 1976 Jaguar XJ-C Sold For £40,000 To Aid The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal At IWM Auction
H&H June 22nd IWM Duxford Auction Grosses 2.4 Million With Catalogue Cover Ferrari Making £400,000
Imperial War Museum, An auction of classic cars. June 22nd. Watch our preview video here!
The Oldest Surviving Jaguar In The UK Is For Sale With H&H Classics
One Man's Vision Of His Dream Ferrari. 1969 Ferrari 365 GT Rebodied In The Style Of 'Pontoon Fender'
A Century Of Classic & Collector Cars. Catalogue Now Live!
'A True Family Retainer' 1912 Darracq Spent Over A Century With Four Generations Of The Same Family
Take a Closer Look At This Selection Of Classic Motorcars On Our YouTube Channel
Some Like It Hot! 1965 Excalibur SS Series 1 Built For Actor Tony Curtis
A Very Rare RHD Mid-Engined Supercar 1973 Maserati Bora 4.7
Fire Breathing Scooter 1967 World Record Holder 151,936 KM/H Quarter Mile In 0-100 KM/H 7.6 Seconds
The Jewel Of The Next H&H Motorcylce Sale Is This 1976 Kawasaki KH 500 "KH Five" Allen Millard Build
Seeking A Princely Saviour: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 Sl-eeping Princess Project
H&H Joining The Classic and Performance Car Spectacular
The Culmination Of Five Le Mans Wins This 1960 Beauty Did 0-60mph In 7.6 Seconds & 140mph Top Speed
It's Genius! A Prince Marries a Guiness and Packs Up the Rolls -Royce for a Life in Africa
Our stunning auction venues, perfect locations for sellers and buyers alike
Collector donates his classic 1976 Jaguar XJ-C 4.2 to aid the Ukrainian war effort
FAQ's
H&H Classics Auction At The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton On April 27th
Open for viewing - Buxton Pavilion Gardens Auction Wednesday 27th April
On The Menu At Buxton – Haute Cuisine Autos With H&H Classics Auction April 27TH 2022
An Auction of Classic & Collector Motorcars - Wednesday 27th April 2022 from 1pm
Looking for a challenge? Rare 1961 Mercedes-Benz Barn Find project
World Boxing Champ Wheels For Sale
Celebrity Scooter Sales at NMM Auction
Vintage, Rare & Unusual Bikes Achieve 80% Sell Rate
'How Vintage Scooters Got the Market In A Buzz'
Volvo P1800 for sale at H&H Pavilion Gardens Auction April 27th
Two-wheeled Maserati for sale at National Motorcycle Museum auction
Over 200 classic motorcycles and scooters available to view, bid on and buy
IWM Duxford Auction Grossed £3.5m In A Sale Dominated By British Marques
An Auction Of Over 100 Classic Motorcars - Wednesday 16th March at 1pm
An Auction of Classic & Collector Motor Cars - IWM Duxford, 16th March