For Sale: 1996 Jaguar XJS in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1996 Jaguar XJS 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 something to put some excitement into your derriere, a Jaguar XJS. This 4-passenger sports car with its inline 6-cylinder power plant can be a slight bit of a handful when it comes to pushing you down the superhighway, all in luxurious comfort. A tasteful mixture of Black tones, and English burl, along with some innovative use of technology, and we are going for a ride in Jaguar British style. Its final year and taking a mere 3,500 miles put on a year has kept this sport tourer from across the pond in very good condition both in and out.

Exterior
This low-slung British skate is bathed in black with just a few faults in the form of scrapes and scuffs but no notable dents. Gaps are excellent throughout all steel rust free panels. Chrome trimmings for headlight bezels, wheel well surrounds, windshield trim and taillight surrounds are also all excellent. Meanwhile the Leaper leading the way on the hood has morphed into a Melanistic cat. A black canvas convertible power up and down top has a glass rear window, and no marks or tears to be seen. A 2 plus 2 seater car with plenty of room upfront for the engine, passengers in the middle and trunk space abounds! Speaking of the trunk, a low-profile spoiler has been added to give just a touch more of a sporty look. Throw in dual chrome tipped exhausts and 16-inch Jag chrome wire wheels, and we have the makings of luxury sport. When the top is down, a near perfect boot seamlessly covers the downed top, and compliments the black exterior.

Interior
Simply put, mint although not in color, condition. Barley leather abounds with true actual walnut burl to create a luxurious environment fit for a discriminating driver. Nice comfy, puffy padded seats show only a few marks from use along with some normal age wrinkling. A beauty of a central console with some of that walnut burl inset around the shifter which also shows cruise controls, window and roof toggles and dual ash receptacles. We note in our tour that the bezel for the window and top switches is cracked. As the center console rises to the dash, a factory radio is mounted neatly within, along with climate controls, running lights, defogger and exterior lighting. The shiny inset walnut for the gauge cluster is just pristine and shows very clean black faced gauges with white numbers and letters and white pointers. A wood and molded vinyl steering wheel is fronting the dash. Door panels show in Barley vinyl with more walnut burl trimmings and power seat adjustments, storage pulls and a chromed bezels speaker within a field of taupe color carpet. The floors are covered with tan colored Wilton carpeting and sport lighter protective floor mats to keep staining and dirt to a minimum.

Drivetrain
A pop of the long bonnet and it reveals a very clean and well-kept engine bay. Within its confines is a shiny, no corrosion 4.0 liter inline 6-cylinder engine. It is fed by electronic fuel injection and has a 4-speed automatic (ZF4HP24E) original overdrive transmission with a rear axle of 3.54 gearing. All capital condition under here mates!

Undercarriage
Slight patina, but no road dirt, or surface rust seen on all the essentials. Independent, coil springs for front and rear, and power disc brakes on all 4 corners with all new suspension bushings and new shocks and springs on the rear. A stock exhaust is on and shows some slight surface rust. 4-wheel power disc brakes with new pads bring you to a stop safely

Drive-Ability
With my hankering for anything British, I hopped behind the wheel, fired this car up and drove off to the test track. Great acceleration, wonderful handling, straight braking when pressed hard, and a smooth cruiser. A/C blew ice cold, and all power accessories were functional however with the broken bezel, the window and top switches were a trifle difficult to use.

The last year of production of the XJS and they really have gotten it all correct. Design, which is sporty, yet luxurious, nice efficient power, and a truly high-end interior with the leather and burl. And the top going up and down does not hurt either.

VIN DECODE
SAJNX2748TC225406
SAJ-Jaguar
N-XJS
X-USA Spec Front Airbags
2-2 Door Convertible
7-4.0 Inline 6 cylinder
4-Automatic LHD
8-Check Digit
T-1996
C-Browns Lane, England Assy Plant
225406-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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 www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1996 Jaguar XJS
  • Listing ID: CC-1591868
  • Price: $16,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1996
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XJS
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Barley
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:90989
  • Stock Number:3871
  • VIN:SAJNX2748TC225406

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