26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 12
 

1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible


Lot details

Registration No: F738 UTW
Chassis No: SAJJNADW3DB160427
MOT: May 2024

  • Current ownership since 2015 and 81,000 miles from new
  • Supplied new by Dovercourt Jaguar of Chelmsford
  • Finished in Arctic Blue Metallic complemented by Cream leather interior upholstery
  • Offered a history file including the original book pack with the stamped service book

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is offered with a fresh MOT certificate until May 2024.

Launched in 1975, Jaguar's XJS was never envisaged as a direct replacement for the E-Type. It was equipped with automatic transmission as standard. Although, when fed the quoted 295bhp and 318lbft of torque developed by a post-1981 H.E. (high efficiency) 5.3 litre V12 engine, this still resulted in a claimed top speed of 150mph and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds. Introduced at the 1988 Geneva Motor Show, the long-awaited full convertible version featured a reinforced floorpan, frameless doors and sophisticated electric hood (complete with heated glass rear window). Underpinned by the same all-round independent coil-sprung suspension and power-assisted rack and pinion steering as its Fixed Head Coupe siblings, the soft-top came with anti-lock brakes as standard. Priced at some £40,000, a waiting list was quick to form.

Manufactured in 1989, the XJ-S offered was supplied new by Dovercourt Jaguar of Chelmsford, being delivered on the 22nd of March to the first registered keeper, Margoheath Ltd. of Westcliff-on-Sea. Presented in the attractive colour combination of Arctic Blue Metallic paintwork with complementing Cream leather interior upholstery and a Blue hood, the Jaguar was purchased by the vendor in 2015 having covered a mere 78,000 miles. Now offered for auction having just shy of 81,000 miles from new on the odometer, the Jaguar has benefited from brake improvement while residing in the vendors ownership.

Supplied with a history file that contains the original book pack with the owner’s handbook and stamped service book, the service book contains thirteen stamps, twelve of which being from main dealers or specialists. Additionally, two further oil changes have been completed by the vendor while in his custodianship. The history file mentioned also contains a large selection of previous invoices and MOT certificates, and a current V5C document. Due to be supplied with a fresh MOT certificate by the time of the auction, the XJ-S is also accompanied by a new inner headlining as there is not one currently fitted.

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.

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023


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