1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible
In 1922, a gentleman named William Lyons founded the Swallow
Sidecar Company. A few years later, he built his first car, the
SS1. Then in 1935, he introduced a breakthrough - the SS Jaguar -
and a star was born. His company quickly became famous with the
Jaguar line, which were both visually stunning and technically
ground-breaking. The C-type, D-Type and E-type models paved the way
for the current models. The rest, as they say, is history.
This thin line design cat has a wide stance, quick reflexes, good
looks, and is well muscled. A no rust, special order, always garage
kept example with a very rare triple black color scheme, deluxe
interior package, ultra low 26,085 title verified original miles
and upon start-up this last year of the XJ series just growls at
you. I say old chap, that was a mouthful.
Bathed in black this car's exterior paint presents as near showroom
with only a few minor dings, chip offs and scrapes under the
neoprene bumper cover from minor run ins with curb stops. There is
no rust present though, and gaps are all good. This car is
utilizing a chromed topped bumper in the front and dual front
headlights flank a thin grille and long hood with a gold clad
Leaper to follow up behind. Shiny trim surrounds all the windshield
and passenger compartment and some extra black and chrome trim
around the belt line is thrown in to add some mystique. A black
canvas convertible top, which operates flawlessly tops off this
sleek machine. A low-profile spoiler is on the deck lid and below
are the slightly smoked tail lights and chrome trimmed neoprene
bumper. 16-inch wheels in nice condition are on all 4 corners of
this night stalker and are wrapped in blackwall rubber.
Simply put, mint although not in color, condition...black leather
abounds with true actual walnut burl to create a luxurious
environment fit for a discriminating driver. Nice comfy, puffy
padded seats, with the deluxe interior package on board, show with
almost no age wear and just a touch of staining on the driver's
upper cushion. 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. 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 black
vinyl with more walnut burl trimmings and power seat adjustments,
storage pulls and a chromed bezels speaker within a field of black
colored carpet. The floors are covered with dark charcoal colored
Wilton carpeting so plush its begs to have my tootsies run through
it and sports Jaguar labeled protective floor mats to keep staining
and dirt to a minimum.
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!
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 as is independent coil sprung
suspension and a 3.54 differential is on back.
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.
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. Low pampered and documented miles and the top going up and
down does not hurt either.
X-USA Spec Front Airbags
2-2 Door Convertible
7-4.0 Inline 6 cylinder
C-Browns Lane, England Assy Plant
224736-Sequential Unit Number
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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
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