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1990 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 HE

Lot 90 (The Pavilion Gardens, 27th November 2019)

 

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Lot details
Registration No: H211CKX
Chassis No: SAJJNAEW3BB173888
Mot Expiry: Nov 2020

- Wheels fully refurbished and new correct tyres

- Full service completed September 2019

- MOT November 2020

- 9 Jaguar main dealer stamps

- Described as in "excellent condition"

This Jaguar has clearly been cherished by its previous owners . It remains in original specification with a very well presented leather interior. Pleasing to see that it retains its lattice wheels and is fitted with the correct original equipment tyres which add to its appeal. MOT tested until October 2020 and recently service in September offers an opportunity to enjoy the V12 experience without delay.

That Jaguar's XJS has become a 'bona fide' classic is beyond doubt. Launched in 1975, the excellence of its basic design was ably demonstrated by a twenty-one year production life. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round independent suspension (double wishbone front, lower wishbone / radius arm rear), four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted rack and pinion steering, some of its underpinnings even found their way into the later Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XK8. However, 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. With its sheet metal incorporating some forty percent new panels, the rejuvenated model range sported a revised grille, headlamps, taillights, bumpers and rear wings. While its cabin gained a new walnut trim fascia and improved sports seats. Powered by either a punchy straight-six (3980cc) or soporific V12 (5343cc) engine, the latter SOHC unit was quoted as developing some 280bhp and 306lbft of torque. Featuring smooth shifting automatic transmission as standard, the 5.3 litre XJS was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and 150mph. Yet for all its performance capability, the Jaguar proved a refined and relaxing drive.

 

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