1986 Jaguar XJ-SC Targa 5.3L V12

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  • No reserve auction
  • Comes with USA Title and European import documentation
  • All duties and VAT have been paid
  • Matching numbers
  • Comes with clean CARFAX document

The Appeal

The XJS has gone down as one of Coventry's all-time greatest triumphs. Unusual, distinctive styling and a swathe of powerful engines made these tourers one of the most popular sports cars of the 70s and 80s. The High Efficiency models, with their big, purportedly efficient V12 powerplants, was an immediate hit.

Introduced in 1983, the XJS-C combined the best of both worlds by combining a coupe and a convertible. The most striking feature of the XJS-C is the removable Targa roof panel, allowing drivers and passengers to soak up the sun while enjoying the car's sporty lines.

Less than 5% of all Jaguar XJs were made as targa, only 5013 were produced. This rarity makes the XJS-C all the more desirable for classic car enthusiasts and collectors.

A V12 engined-SC - with its convertible, two-door body style - soon became particularly desirable. Offered here with its original matching-numbers chassis and powerplant, this 1986 XJ-SC spent its life in the USA until relatively recently, and comes complete with a clean CARFAX report for buyer's peace of mind.

Finished in the iconic Jaguar Racing Green, which complements its luxurious leather interior, this convertible is a real best-of-British piece of retro luxury, which we've no doubt will become a prized addition to any fleet.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1986
  • Originally based in the USA
  • Now based in the Netherlands
  • Comes with USA Title and European import documentation
  • All duties and VAT have been paid
  • Matching numbers
  • Comes with clean CARFAX document
  • Currently indicates 104,143 miles 

The Condition

  • Lesser-spotted targa top convertible 
  • Jaguar Racing Green livery with contrasting coachline
  • Chromed front and rear bumpers, grille, and mirrors
  • Original Jaguar-branded wheels
  • Detachable roof functions as intended
  • Beige leather interior
  • Wooden trimmed dashboard and centre console
  • Interior light, radio, and other equipment in working condition
  • Air conditioning system
  • Rev counter and trip counte

The Mechanics

  • 5,343cc HE V12 poweplant
  • Automatic transmission
  • Power brakes and power steering
  • Dual exhausts

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Auction Details
  • Year 1986
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJS
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 104,143 Miles
  • Engine size 5343
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Country Netherlands
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
93 Bids
  • Hans Al•••• €10,750 15/07/24
  • Mut321! €10,500 15/07/24
  • Hans Al•••• €10,250 15/07/24
  • Mut321! €10,000 15/07/24
  • Mut321! €9,900 15/07/24
  • Hans Al•••• €9,800 15/07/24
  • Mut321! €9,700 15/07/24
  • Hans Al•••• €9,600 15/07/24
  • Mut321! €9,500 15/07/24
  • Hans Al•••• €9,400 15/07/24

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