1995 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, well maintained, recently
serviced on the suspension and braking front example with a very
rare triple black color scheme, black and burl interior package,
ultra-low 30,130 title verified original miles and upon start-up
this second to last year of the XJS series just growls at you. I
say old chap, that was a mouthful.
Bathed in black this car's exterior paint presents very nicely with
light scratches, a notable ding in the leading edge of the hood, a
scuff in the front neoprene bumper, some 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 silver Leaper
badge to follow up behind. Shiny trim surrounds all the windshield
and passenger compartment and some extra black and chrome trim
wraps around from the bumpers at the belt line. A newer black
canvas convertible top, which operates flawlessly tops off this
sleek machine. A long low decklid is on and just below are the
slightly smoked tail lights and chrome trimmed neoprene bumper.
16-inch aluminum wheels with curb rash and clear coat delamination
are on all 4 corners of this night stalker and are wrapped in
Simply put, nearly 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
just the right amount of age wear and just a touch of color wear
off on the driver's upper cushion. In the back is a 2 plus 2 rear
bench that presents with some tears in the top cushions from the
convertible roof making contact when raising and lowering. 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 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 that 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 with a new AC compressor and blower
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. We note as per our
consignor a new ABS block, new front suspension, new shock
bushings, and new brake lines have recently been installed.
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, but I did notice the fuel gauge reads
a bit off and the clock runs intermittently.
The second to 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 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
197900-Sequential Unit Number
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