One of the first designers to apply aerodynamic principles to cars, Malcom Sayer created many of Jaguar’s most beautiful machines. And the Jaguar XJS V12 was a crowning achievement as well as one of the last cars he designed.
With only 115,416 of the XJS cars built during its long production run of 1975-1996, it’s a rare sight on the road. To make it even more exceptional, the Jaguar aluminum V12 was one of the first available, sharing the 12-cylinder spotlight with only Lamborghini and Ferrari.
In 1992, the V12 engine’s capacity was enlarged to a 6.0 Litre, boasting a power output of 313 HP. To smoothly handle all that power, the transmission was updated to a GM 4L80E with a 4th gear overdrive. And to make the ride even smoother, the design included more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers. The instrument pack was the beneficiary of the main interior change, with the drum-type ancillary gauges replaced by a more conventional binnacle style.
This exciting limited-production XJS 2 plus 2 is probably one of the lowest mileage cars of its model year available.
To make it even more rare, there were just 4,884 XJS models produced in 1995. Most were 6-cylinder cars and only 78 boasted a 12-cylinder Jaguar engine. This vehicle is one of the lucky 78.
Furthermore, as a Special Edition build, it includes color-coordinated piped leather seats with horizontal pleating, sapwood inlaid veneer wood on doors and dash, veneer shift handle, diamond-turned alloy wheels, a brake light in the rear spoiler, V12 emblems on the front fenders and a Gold Cat hood emblem.
The car has been well cared for, having just completed a ceramic coating, and its striking black paint over beige interior is a real attention-getter.
Over $10,000 was spent by the last owner on new Diamond Back tires, Bilstein shocks, brakes, tune-up and other services that appear on invoices available with the car. A clean CARFAX is also available.
This exciting car has been judged at a Jaguar Clubs of North America Concours d’Elegance where it scored 997.7 points out of 1000 in November 2018 (The deduction was for discolored leather on the emergency brake handle and water spots on the door jambs).
This low-mileage Special Edition 6-Litre V12 is sure to appreciate in value, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate it for its sleek design and powerful drive.