1986 Jaguar XJSC Convertible
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 a V12 convertible sports luxury showing up as a
Jaguar XJSC from 1986. This was to be the follow up of Sir William
Lyons' XKE sports car, but have it be the ultimate tourer. It was
very successful, having a 21 year run, and this particular car has
had only 2 owners who babied the car, never driving it in bad
weather, and careful documented maintenance. A $30,000 refresh has
just been completed. Read onward for all the goods on this Jag.
Like its predecessor the XKE it utilizes thin body styling, keeping
a low profile throughout, and even looking at this car from the
front on 3/4 view you can see shades of the rounded XKE rear
quarter. Long bonnet starting with dual headlights flanking a thin
inward raking grille and ending on the bumper with inset signal
lighting and black crash bumper inserts into a chrome topper. All
sheet metal is bathed in Regent Gray, put on as a respray only
after an extensive stripping of the previous coat. No bodywork or
rust remediation was performed at this time because there was no
rust! This combination of straight steel, and beautiful paint as
well as other attributes to come, gave this car a 9.988/10 in a
regional JCNA concours event in the driven Class. Due to its XJSC
moniker, it has a combined targa/convertible top that moves easily
up and down, retaining a B pillar roll bar right behind the
passengers that the operator can remove 2 roof panels for a sunroof
effect, and stow them in the trunk. Or go full top down for the
true wind in the hair effect.
Walnut and leather mix to form the luxurious interior. Gray door
panels make use of the leather, along with gray carpeting, and a
small strip of the walnut lacquered to a spit shine. Leather
buckets with power controls all in fine condition make up the
seats. These are sitting on either side of a center console in gray
leather with a black inset shifter window controls and cruise
control along with dueling ash receptacles with corned lids. For
the dash walnut in true lacquered form is the dash front and above
is padded by black vinyl. All knobs, levers and the sound system
are inset into the walnut. A black instrument cluster is in the
growler badged leather wrapped steering wheel. Gray Wilton
carpeting in pristine condition floods the floors and is also in
back in lieu of the rear seat, which is carpeted storage and
receives the downed top.
Under the long bonnet, is revealed the V12 power plant and it is a
work of art. Fuel injected 5.3 liters of High Efficiency running.
This 295hp aluminum V12 produces incredible low end torque. Its
60-degree offset, and 30-degree firing rotation cause the driver to
make sure after turning the key the engine is actually running! The
block has a 7 bearing double honed hardened cast iron crankshaft,
steel cylinder sleeves chain driven cams, and pushes power to a GM
TH400 automatic transmission. A recent thorough mechanical recon
has been performed by K&T Vintage Restoration, Allentown,
Pennsylvania. The log and invoices are provided for the new
With all structurally sound undercarriage panels, rockers and
fittings this shows no road dirt and slight patina with age. New
brakes have been put on in the recent servicing and are power disc
brakes which present on all 4 corners. Independent coil spring
suspension is also on all 4 corners.
This car fired right up, and ran beautifully, with the as described
idle that you really have to check to see if it is indeed running.
All functions were awesome, and recent additional ignition system
and a multitude of electrical upgrades, as well as the A/C being
converted to the R134 refrigerant the A/C blows cold.
Essentially a car in the condition as close to when it left the
factory as one can get. Interior is all original save for the targa
panels inserts. Paint is gorgeous and the engine bay is truly
tightly buttoned up. Lovely mate! You can drive the bloody thing
like you stole it, and an even bigger grin will appear. Spit
3-Convertible 2 Door
8-5.3L V12 295hp
C-Brown's Lane, England Assy Plant
130976-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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