Classic Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 with automatic transmission. This car was built in 1988 and titled in 1989. It has only covered 25.582 mls since new. Needing a cosmetic upgrade, this Jaguar could easilly be turned into a high quality modern classic.
After almost 30 years, the body needs attention in a couple of areas. It has a small dent on the front edge of the bonnet and on top of the right hand front fender. Rust damage to the lower part of the left front fender, right hand rear quarter panel (below the rear bumper) and on the lower rear area of the right hand sill. Some small scratches and a few small bubbles - please watch the photographs for details. All structural sections are sound and the panels are straight, with no signs of old collision damage. The custom vinyl roof is not to everyone's taste, to say the least. Imagine this car without the golden roof in its original colour combination of a black exterior with burgundy red interior - a lot more appealing indeed.
The interior is in very good condition. Missing the cover panel of the automatic seat belt reel on the driver's side. Wood veneer on the centre console needs to be replaced and the rear bench has a couple of loose stitches on top of the headrest area (see photo).
The silky smooth V12 engine comes to life quickly and runs very well. We did not find any mechanical issues and the car is a joy to drive. No service records, but we do have an Auto Check Vehicle History Report (registration records since 1996). The Owner's Handbook is also included.The previous owner's heirs had the car checked over by a mechanic, who replaced the battery, tyres and fuel pump. Very clean engine bay with nothing but original parts. It needs a new rubber bushing on the automatic transmission mounting block.
This Jaguar can be inspected on appointment in our shop in Sint Anthonis, the Netherlands. It comes with a US title (Michigan) and EU import documents (duties paid). Delivery throughout Europe can be arranged at extra costs.