For Sale: 1991 Jaguar XJS in Elkhart, Indiana

Vehicle Description


  • 18,894 Original Miles
  • Original Signal Red Paint
  • Jaguar True Wire Wheels
  • Jaguar Styling Appearance Package
  • Partial Service Records Dating Back to New
  • All Original Factory Manuals including Window Sticker Addendum
  • New Brake Components and Brand New Cooper Radial GT Tires

Jaguar is responsible for some of the most memorable car designs ever produced. From the 1968 E-type to the current XK, the company helped define British motoring for enthusiasts across the globe. Their designs tend to age gracefully and well-preserved Jaguars always find a market ready and willing to pay top dollar. If the XJS caught your eye back in the early 1990s but paying $67K simply wasn't in the cards, here is your chance to own one of the nicest original Jaguar convertibles around for well under the original sticker price. With 18,894 original miles, this 1991 XJS is a meticulously maintained example of a modern classic.

Few companies can match Jaguar when it comes to consistency in design. From the E-type forward, long wheelbase convertibles with elongated noses and short rear overhangs became a signature look for the company. This XJS stays true to that formula with sleek body lines that give the illusion of taper at both ends. All panels are remarkably straight and free of any notable flaws. Garage kept its entire life, the original coat of Signal Red paint is well preserved with absolutely no signs of clear coat delamination so common among early '90s paint work. Freshly buffed, paint corrected, and Ceramic Coated, the depth is impressive and all angles reflect accurately. Overall fit and finish is exactly what you would expect from a car that cost $67K 30 years ago. Gaps are even all around with doors that offer a solid resolute thud when shutting.

In keeping with the sleek design, very little trim is present. Up front, a black safety bumper with amber turn signals and corner markers is mounted to a chrome bumper that fits snuggly around the front end. On either side of the sloped center section of the hood, the dual headlights with chrome bezels anchor the front end. At the sides, chrome mirrors, door handles, color keyed body side moldings, gold pin striping, and a chrome gas cap fit in well with the XJS graceful lines. Up top, the windshield is surrounded by nicely preserved stainless steel. A power operated black cloth top conceal the interior when the weather fails to cooperate. Out back, dark taillights combine with the black bumper strip for a sinister rear view. Also present are the XJS, original dealership or origin, the trademark “Classic Collection” badging and most importantly, the two exhaust pipes hint at what lies in the heart of this Jag.

Lift the forward-tilting hood and the 5.3L H.E. V12 comes into view. Designed with input from Swiss racing driver Michael May, this engine used special “May” heads and unusually high-compression to improve fuel economy by nearly 50% over previous Jaguar V12's. If the idea of a low-mileage thirty-year old engine sounds like a problem waiting to happen, take comfort in the service work that’s been performed on this particular example to ensure it’s dead nuts reliable.

Behind the V12, a familiar GM TH400 automatic transmission transfers power down the driveline to the rear differential that hosts highway-friendly 2.88 gears. With the torque-happy 5.3L under the hood, the car manages to get off the line with a respectable quickness and offer 20mpg capabilities on the highway. As a luxury car, amenities such as power rack and pinion steering and power four-wheel disc brakes are naturally part of the package. The rear brakes are housed in a unique independent rear suspension that probably looks familiar to you street rod guys. As a '91 model, this was near the final year for the sought after inboard brake location. The entire braking system has been bled, flushed and rebuilt with new rotors, front brake calipers all to meet the factory specifications. Other recent maintenance includes freshly repacked wheel bearings, greased fittings, a front end alignment, and the power top mechanics serviced and refreshed as needed. At the corners, 15-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in brand new Copper Radial GT 235/60R15 tires.

Beneath the black cloth top, a luxurious Doeskin interior has been remarkably preserved. At the ground level, the deep pile tan carpeting looks like it would be just as at-home on your bedroom floor. The heated bucket seats are fully functional with fine Connolly leather covering providing a welcoming surface. Between the front seats, a center console topped with glossy walnut veneer houses the gear selector, speed control buttons and controls for the power top. Behind the front seats, a carpeted shelf resides where a rear seat would be in other cars. The shelf features a storage compartment and a set of speakers built in. At the sides of the cabin, the door panels are covered in the same Doeskin leather as the seats with chrome trim and walnut veneer adding some extra style. From the driver's seat, a black leather steering wheel sits atop a tilt column. Behind that steering wheel, a set of factory analog gauges keep tabs on common areas such as battery output, fuel level, speed, revs, temperature and oil pressure. The dash features controls for the stereo and climate control systems, with plenty more walnut veneer for a luxury look.

Documentation for this car is thorough. The original owner's manual covers all the finer points of the XJS while a factory cassette player cleaner ensure the stock stereo is complete and fully functioning. Also included is a stack of receipts showing the historic and recent work done to keep this Jaguar in the condition it deserves.

This Jaguar XJS is a clean, reliable luxury car with plenty of power and excellent road manners. With its unmatched combination of old world craftsmanship and contemporary modern conveniences you'll feel like an A-list celebrity on even the simplest errand runs. If you're in the market for a great fair-weather driver that excels at virtually everything it does, this powerful XJS convertible is your kind of car.

Visit Precious Metal Classic Car Sales online at to see more pictures of XJ-S Classic Collection or call us at 574-276-1326 today to schedule your test drive!

Vehicle Details

  • 1991 Jaguar XJS
  • Listing ID: CC-1648664
  • Price: $24,500
  • Location:Elkhart, Indiana
  • Year:1991
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XJS
  • Exterior Color:Signal Red
  • Interior Color:Doeskin
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:18894
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:10045
  • Trim Level:XJS Classic Collection
  • VIN:SAJTW4847MC176687
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Alarm:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Precious Metal Classic Car Sales
30387 Old US 33
Elkhart, IN 46516

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