1987 Jaguar XJS
The Jaguar car is world famous for its stylish designs, thrilling
performance, luxurious and comfortable interiors, outstanding
handling and ride, quality engineering, and state-of-the-art
technology. No other automobile manufacturer has been as remarkably
successful at creating both the world's finest luxury sedans, as
well as some of the world's most beloved sports cars. The founder
of Jaguar Cars Ltd. was Sir William Lyons. His goal was to create
world class sports sedans with "grace, space, and pace." Lyons once
said, "The car is the closest thing we will ever create to
something that is alive."
For consignment something to put some excitement into your
derriere, a Jaguar XJS. This passenger sports car with its V12
power plant can be a bit of a handful when it comes to pushing you
down the superhighway, all in luxurious comfort. A tasteful mixture
of gray tones, and English burl, along with some innovative use of
technology, and we are going for a ride in V12 British style.
Tungsten Gray bathes this cat 2 door from stem to stern. Shiny trim
surrounds all the glass, and some extra black trim is thrown in to
add some mystique. Dual front headlights flank a thin grille and
long hood to follow up behind. The C pillar flying buttresses roll
off the roof and curl inward as they slope downward to meet the
tops of the back quarters. A thin design for the rear panel and
back taillights that emulate the line can curl of the buttresses
are bordered on the bottom by a chromed bumper with black rubber
inserts. 15-inch wheels in nice condition are on all 4 corners of
this night stalker.
Saville Gray leather covers the passenger seating all showing very
nicely with no marks or even creases in the bolsters. Just slight
entry wear for the driver's seat, and the rear 2 plus 2 bench
remains unscathed. A matching center console races towards the dash
and houses the power window switches and fine T shift lever. The
dash is all original and presents in gray and black vinyl with a
smattering of English lacquered burl. Gray carpet nearly like new
covers the floors and a headliner with a small area of sag on the
passenger rear can be seen overhead. Also, on the passenger's side
at the top of the door there is some separation of the headliner at
An extremely nimble 5.3 Liter V12 is shoehorned into the engine
bay. Lucas Bosch provides the EFI and a TH400 3-speed automatic
transmission offers up cat like acceleration.
Rust free, and well-kept much like a favorite toy which was played
with the neatly tucked away until the next play date arrives. Power
disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and a 2.88 limited slip
differential is on back.
There is nothing like the roar of any 12-cylinder engines with
their mini pistons pumping up and down quickly but in low RPMs as
it just put out smooth power which went on for a long time. A great
high speed cruiser, this car will have no problem keeping up with
the modern day pace encountered on many a highway. One
note/downfall is we noticed the battery light was on. We didn't
test the electrics to determine the cause. However, the car started
right up and never left us sit.
A nice used Jaguar sedan/Sports car. No Identity crisis here as it
is a wonderful sedan, and a snappy sports car, tasteful adorned in
gray black and burl, and a mechanical 12 cylinder to keep you busy
on the tune up front. When its right though, its epic!
SAJ-Jaguar, United Kingdom
5-2 Door Coupe
C-Browns Lane England Assy Plant
138008-Sequential Unit Number
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