8th Sep, 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 44

1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0 'Hatchback'

Estimated at £16,000 - £20,000

Lot details

Registration No: 30 OXJ
Chassis No: SAJJNAED3EJ189748
MOT: September 2022

  • Unique XJS 4.0 with professional hatchback conversion
  • 119,500 recorded miles and 5 previous keepers
  • Offered with photographic record and detailed drawings of the conversion
  • Subject to a previous brake overhaul and collection of invoices
  • Offered with bookpack, handbooks and service book with 20 stamps
  • Private registration number included and retrimmed in Leather by GB Classic trim
  • Original set of 4 16" Jaguar alloy wheels included

This unique XJS 4.0 features a professional conversion to a hatchback making it even more of a practical grand tourer. The owner of the car was a Homologation Manager at Jaguar and had been intending to produce such a design since 1981. Starting in 2008 he spent two years studying the car to ensure his idea was safe and strong. The actual conversion was completed by Jaguar specialist James Sidwell Classic Cars involving 55 hours of labour. Constructed around an MGB GT rear screen, a high-level brake light is incorporated whilst the rear lid blends perfectly with the buttresses which are so intrinsic a feature of the bodywork. The car comes with a photographic record of the works and detailed drawings of the design. With some 119,500 miles recorded on its odometer, it registers five former keepers and has been subject to a previous overhaul of the braking system. The interior has also been retrimmed in Doeskin leather by GB Classic Trim who split the rear seats at the same time. Offered with its book pack, handbooks and service books (containing 20 stamps), cherished registration mark ’30 OXJ’ and an original set of four 16" Jaguar alloy wheels (the car now riding on 18” alloys) plus an MOT certificate into September 2022.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 8th Sep, 2021

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