This vehicle has been sold

For Sale: 1985 Jaguar XJS in Caledon East, Ontario

$6,500 (OBO)  

Vehicle Description


If you cannot get in anywhere because of lock down, then why not take a cruise in your classic Jag? Maybe you can take this sweet little car to a drive in movie, or even a drive in bar??? (forget that second thought, not a good idea). Maybe play Joe Bonamassa's 'Drive' while cruising in this XJS (love that tune).

I reduced the price on this vehicle (again), because it needs to go. I also added some videos to this listing so you can hear the car on the move - engine sounds great.

We have owned this car since 1990. Don’t want to sell it, but we are downsizing, so our baby has to go. It has been taken well care of, never seen snow, sat is a garage all the winters, and just an occasional cruise in the summer. Total of 134,338 original kilometres. This car is located in the greater Toronto, Canada area. It needs to go, so make an offer.

This 1985 XJS V12 H.E. has been priced to appeal to the car buff who wants a classic and no risk Jag that has great engine, interior, drive train, sheet metal, suspension, etc. – and with some minor work, wants to take it to mint condition. Has not sold, so has been updated with new tires, etc. and runs beautifully for cruising this summer. As a result, the vehicle does not need any work to cruise around in. Does need an A/C recharge. This vehicle is not mint, so needs some cosmetic and trim work, and is priced accordingly.  Some minor blemishes and a couple of surface rust spots (see images).

In Ontario, a detailed government mandated mechanical and safety report done by a government accredited repair shop is required for all sales of used vehicles. This vehicle passed with flying colours, with the only ‘fail’ being tire wear (since the report, installed new tires).   This 95-point report is available, along with the CarFax vehicle history report, and another Ontario government report showing the vehicle history. These reports show that the vehicle and it’s history is clean – no accidents, never stolen, no ‘brands’ (rebuilds), no liens, etc.

Any work done on this car has been by established classic car mechanics that specialize in Jags. These work records are available. The car is in very good shape, as confirmed by two mechanics including one of Ontario’s leading classic car mechanics. I can also send you a video and audio file of the engine while running, so you can hear it purring.

This car is in excellent condition including (see images):

• Sheet metal including underside, wheel wells, etc.

• Interior including trunk, passenger, dash, woodwork, doors, windows, leather upholstery etc. – including a working cassette player!

• Engine, drive train, suspension, fuel system, electricals etc.


• original manual, Haynes Repair Manual

• original instructional decals in place throughout the vehicle,

• original floor mats,

• rare special-order chrome wire wheels,

• service records for the last 28 years

• rare spoiler on the trunk hatch – haven’t seen this offered anywhere else.

Feel free to ask me any questions about this car, or to request more images.

A few notes on buying from Canada: Canadian and Ontario government regulation does not require any sales tax charged when privately selling a used vehicle. Also, no paperwork other than the standard sales documents and forms, are required to export the Jag from Canada. U.S. government regulation does not require vehicles over 25 years old imported into the U.S. to comply with U.S. pollution (EPA) or safety (DOT) standards.


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1133186
  • Price:$6,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Caledon East, Ontario
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XJS
  • Exterior Color:Grey
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-12
  • Odometer:83474
  • VIN:SAJNL5044FC123936
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive