1995 Jaguar XJ-S Convertible

Highlights

  • A fine looking XJ-S 4.0L Convertible having spent most of its life in the USA
  • Presenting in a totally original condition and in a great colourway
  • Complete with a long and advisory free MOT, attesting to its condition from the 7th of June 2024
  • Described as immaculate inside and out

The Appeal


The XJS was launched in 1975 and had the unenviable task of following the E-Type as the sporting pinnacle of the prestigious Jaguar range. The XJS was originally only available with the 5.3L V12 engine carried over from the E-Type. This made for a rapid but far from economical British GT car. Later, of course, different variations of engine and body style followed. The full convertible being the last addition to the range, appearing in 1988.
This left-hand drive 4.0L automatic model has been personally imported from dry and benign climate of California by the current owner. As such the car is reported to be rust free and in an excellent and totally original overall condition. It is ready to use and enjoy for the summer and, as a left-hand drive car, would lend itself to re-export to a number of overseas territories or continue to be used in the UK.

The History and Paperwork

  • The car hails from the Ford era of Jaguar being made in late 1994
  • The car was first sold and registered in early 1995 in Texas
  • The car passed through the hands of four US owners between then and 2022
  • The second and third owner was same family, husband sold car to his wife
  • In 2022 the current owner imported it from California
  • Since then, the current owner has enjoyed using it
  • It has just returned from an 800-mile round trip to France
  • The car was reported to have never missed a beat on the trip
  • There is plenty of verifying paperwork included with the XJ-S
  • This includes plenty of paperwork from its time in the USA
  • This consists of invoices for maintenance mainly
  • There is also some paperwork relating to registration and deed of title
  • Some documentation relating to its import in 2022 is also on hand
  • UK v5 log book is in hand with an age related number given 
  • A full Carfax report is present verifying owner and mileage history
  • The original book pack and folder are present and correct
  • Two original Jaguar keys are also on-hand
  • fully stamped jaguar passport to service book

The Interior

  • The luxurious cabin of the XJ-S is exquisitely trimmed in Connolly leather and Walnut
  • The pristine leather is finished in a Cashmere hue
  • The heavily bolstered front seats are stitched into horizontal box pleats
  • The seats are fully electrically adjustable with memory function
  • The rear seats are small but beautifully trimmed 
  • Best used for additional luggage space rather than passengers
  • The dashboard is a blend of leather and walnut veneer
  • The white on black instruments are housed in a hooded binnacle
  • These sit behind the original, black, four-spoke Jaguar steering wheel
  • The centre console houses the heating controls and original radio cassette head unit
  • The door cards are trimmed in leather and walnut with chromed accents
  • Complementary coloured carpets are edge bound for luxury and longevity
  • Every single control in the cabin works perfectly including the cruise control, power hood, and air conditioning runs ice cold
  • The good-sized boot is fully finished in hard wearing grey carpet
  • The original Jaguar 10-CD changer is fitted here
  • An onboard trickle charger is also noted in here
  • Original and unused tools and jack are present together with the unused full sized spare wheel

The Exterior

  • The car presents in gleaming Flamenco Red with a Cashmere coloured hood
  • The condition of the original paintwork appears to be excellent and is factory paint
  • It exudes a deep and lustrous shine and not imperfections are noted or reported
  • The minimal brightwork shines deeply and provides attractive contrast
  • A chromed Jaguar leaper is fitted to the bonnet
  • The car sits purposefully on its original alloy wheels
  • These are 16-inch items and present in a fine un-kerbed condition
  • These are shod with a matching set of Pirelli P4 tyres in 225/60 configuration
  • All light lenses and cabin glass appear original and undamaged
  • The Cashmere coloured hood is pristine with no imperfections noted
  • This features a glass, heated rear window 

The Mechanics

  • This example is fitted with the inline-six cylinder 4.0L AJ6 engine
  • This was originally rated at around 245bhp with 289ib-ft or torque
  • Power is fed to the rear wheels via a four speed ZF4HP24E automatic gearbox
  • This configuration makes for a powerful but refined convertible GT car
  • The documentation attests to the car having been diligently maintained
  • Much has clearly been spent on keeping the car in top order
  • In its current ownership the car has proved both reliable and enjoyable
  • The engine bay appears to be very clean and original
  • All the expected data plates appear to present
  • The underside of the car looks great for its age
  • The mechanical condition has clearly benefitted from a life on salt free roads

Summary

The XJ-S Convertibles from the latter part of its production life are prized for being better built and engineered with any earlier problems fully iron out under Ford’s diligent ownership. The 4.0L version of the car is often considered as the pick of the range. It was usefully powerful but lighter and more agile and offered the best economy to performance quotient.

This example benefits from being entirely original and in an excellent overall condition. Those two variables are rarely available together in cars on this vintage. The Flamenco Red livery with Cashmere hued hood makes this a real head turner. The car’s mechanical condition is also reported as excellent and is further verified by the long, advisory free MOT. Available to drive and enjoy this summer and for, likely, many more summers to come.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1995
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJS
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 58,000 Miles
  • Engine size 3998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
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