For Sale: 1988 Jaguar XJS in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible

The Jaguar car is world famous for its stylish designs, thrilling performance, luxurious and comfortable interiors, outstanding handling and ride, quality engineering, and state-of-the-art technology. No other automobile manufacturer has been as remarkably successful at creating both the world's finest luxury sedans, as well as some of the world's most beloved sports cars. The founder of Jaguar Cars Ltd. was Sir William Lyons. His goal was to create world class sports sedans with "grace, space, and pace." Lyons once said, "The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive."

For consignment, something to put some excitement into your derriere, a Jaguar XJS with 14,603 title verified actualmiles. This passenger sports car with its V12 power plant can be a bit of a handful when it comes to pushing you down the superhighway, all in luxurious comfort. A tasteful mixture of off white tones and English burl, along with some innovative use of technology, and we are going for a ride in V12 British style. Also a custom off site coachbuilder Hess and Eisenhardt convertible top, not available from the dealer this year, has been put on with added structural supports for good handling qualities to remain.

Nimbus White bathes this cat's 2 doors from stem to stern. Shiny trim surrounds all the glass and some extra black trim is thrown in to add some mystique. Dual front headlights flank a thin grille and long hood to follow up behind. The original hard top roof line has been replaced with a Hess and Eisenhardt convertible conversion, presenting in tan canvas with a glass rear window. It is power up and down and works flawlessly, as well as totally hiding itself under the rear passenger compartment cowl while in the down position. A thin design for the rear panel and back tail lights that wrap around the rear quarters is showing nicely. 15-inch wheels in nice condition are on all 4 corners of this night stalker.

Barley beige leather covers the passenger seating all showing very nicely with no marks or even creases in the bolsters. In back, a carpeted storage area and no seat, so the convertible has a place to go when it's in the down position. A matching center console races towards the dash and houses the power window switches and fine T shift lever all within some beautiful walnut burl wood. The dash is all original and presents in black vinyl with a smattering of English lacquered burl. Peppered brown wool carpet, nearly like new, covers the floors and rear storage area where the seat was. All very clean and all very British...Blimey!

An extremely nimble 5.3 Liter V12 is shoehorned into the engine bay. It has May-Fireball high compression heads on either side. Lucas Bosch provides the EFI and a TH400 3-speed automatic offers up cat-like acceleration working with a 2.88 rear axle. All looking showroom under this hood and an amalgamation of complex wiring hoses and engine top end tubing and manifolds.

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, and fully independent suspension is on all 4 corners.

There is nothing like the roar of any 12 cylinder engines with their mini pistons pumping up and down quickly but at low RPMs as it just put out smooth power which went on for a long time. A great high speed cruiser, this car will have no problem keeping up with the modern day pace encountered on many highways. One frown is the AC was blowing warm but all else is on top top shape.

A nice used Jaguar convertible coachbuiltsports car. No identity crisis here, as it is a wonderful looker, a snappy sports car, tastefully adorned in Nimbus White, tan canvas for the top, and barley beige leather with some burl accenting thrown in for extra giggles. A mechanical 12 cylinder to keep you busy on the tune up front. When it's right though, it's epic!


J-Passenger Car
A-Manual Belts
5-2 Door Coupe
8-5.3L V12
4-Automatic, Left Hand Drive
2-Check Digit
C-Browns Lane, England Assy Plant
147140-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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

  • 1988 Jaguar XJS
  • Listing ID: CC-1689406
  • Price: $26,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1988
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XJS
  • Exterior Color:Nimbus White
  • Interior Color:Barley
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:14603
  • Stock Number:4907
  • VIN:SAJNA5842JC147140
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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