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For Sale: 1996 Jaguar XJS in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

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, 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
4-Automatic LHD
2-Check Digit
C-Browns Lane, England Assy Plant
224736-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 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-1591875
  • Price: $22,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1996
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XJS
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:26083
  • Stock Number:3872
  • VIN:SAJNX2742TC224736
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