A beautiful British V12 convertible with a great golden glow. So
yes, this 1988 Jaguar XJS is the perfect car for discerning tastes,
so we'll keep the affordable price a secret.
People who know Jaguars realize this is a special machine. That's
because there were no factory XJS full convertibles before 1989.
This one is from when coachbuilder Hess & Eisenhardt were
authorized by Jaguar to create special drop-top version of their
luxury sports car. So when you're looking for distinction, this is
already one of likely less than 1,000 crafted by the coachbuilder.
Distinction is exactly why you want an XJS in the first place. The
long hood and the low-slung body were subtle hints at the company's
sporting history. The gold paint has a prestigious hue. It
coordinates nicely with the shine of the bumpers as well as the
tone of the beige folding roof. This is a full package that always
conveys thoughtful elegance the moment it arrives.
Inside, Jaguar proves its reputation for craftsmanship and style.
The taupe leather buckets look great with the top down, because
just like the other elements, the hue coordinates nicely with the
exterior gold. These seats combine with deep wool carpets and real
burled walnut trim to make one of the most attractive interiors of
the decade. Sporty easy-to-read gauges are fitted in the dash, and
ahead of that is the traditional and stylish dual spoke steering
wheel. Your hands are just within reach of plenty of original
luxury features, including cruise control, power locks, telescoping
wheel, and the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo. There has been a
solid investment in the wiring the last few years to keep
everything in top condition. This car features power windows and a
power convertible top, so you never have to leave the driver's seat
to go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience.
Because there are also heated seats and upgraded R134a air
conditioning, you can stay comfortable with the top-down nearly any
time of year.
This car's correct 5.3-liter V12 engine provides the kind of
effortless performance that you'd expect from Coventry's biggest
cat. We have $20k of receipts within the last few years to really
ensure that this torque-filled powerhouse is also smooth runner. It
makes for a terrifically balanced package that love to confidently
pull away from every stoplight, and there's always plenty in
reserve for highway passing. It's mated to one of the stoutest
transmissions around sourced from GM, and so the three-speed is
both strong and smooth. But this is more than just a good
drivetrain. The XJS runs on a fully independent suspension that has
been built to balance luxury cruising with spirited driving. This
is reinforced by power steering, cruise control, and the four-wheel
disc brakes with inboard rear ones.
Complete with the owner's manual, this distinctive XJS is the right
droptop for those who want to look like a million bucks, but only
want to spend a fraction of that. So if you love value and
distinction, call today!