In recent years, Jaguar's XJS has become an increasingly sought after collector car, stepping out of the shadows of its famous predecessor the E-type. Its distinctive looks make it stand out from the more conservative Jaguar sedans, while it offers more character than its period competitors. Of all XJS versions, the 4.0 straight six has proven to be the most reliable and serviceable. With a 2+2 setup and electrically operable soft top, the 4.0 convertible is without a doubt the most versatile XJS.
This particular XJS is not a pampered garage queen. With 69.703 mls of experience, it is a driver quality car with traces of usage. Now almost 25 years old, this classic Jaguar deserves to be driven and enjoyed.
The body is rust free and looks presentable. Older respray with a nice shine, though not of a superior finish. It shows some chips, scratches and other imperfections, with visible overspray in the engine bay seams and boot lid seams. All panels show the correct factory VIN stickers, with the exception of the right front fender. This must have probably been replaced after a light collision damage.
The interior shows its age and it is up to the new ower to keep it as is or start a partial renovation. The leather seats show wear and discoloration. The rear bench has damage on the right seating area, as well as on the rear corners. Carpets are in fair condition. The wood veneer shows cracks and peeling clearcoat, while the underlying veneer appears to still be in good condition. Factory original radio. The automatic convertible top mechanism works and the top was recently replaced. The headliner is still original.
This XJS runs and drives very well. It recently got an oil and filter change, new air filter, spark plugs and fuel filter. Some minor service work is still needed: all 4 tyres are old, the rear transmission mounting bush needs to be replaced and the steering ball caps are worn. Brake hoses look old and 2 exhaust dampers have a cracked edge, which can easilly be welded. Booklets and manuals are included.
If you are looking for an honest driver quality XJS convertible, make sure to come over and have a look at this one.
The Jaguar has a US title (Louisiana) and EU customs document. Import duties have been paid and we will provide a commercial invoice. Door-to-door delivery possible (EU only), contact us for a shipping quote. Visits and inspections by appointment at Dandy Classics in the Netherlands.