1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible


  • Smart convertible with low mileage for year
  • Appealing Antigua Blue over cream colour scheme
  • Long MOT to June 2025
  • Galvanised car and one of the last built 
  • Reliable 4litre AJ6 engine and 4spd auto gearbox 

The Appeal 

In 1979, four short years after its launch, nobody could have predicted that the XJS would become one of Jaguar’s longest lived and most successful models. Back then sales were at a trickle, barely nudging 1,000 per year.
A clever rethink saved it. And looking at this smart Antigua Blue convertible we can be glad it did. As a late model car it features all the reasons why the XJS survived, starting with the distinctive styling. These last cars were galvanised from new and were the most luxurious and best built of the car’s 21 year run. 
This one also features the highly regarded, very reliable chain-driven AJ6 straight six engine and later 4spd automatic gearbox. It has covered few miles in its 28 years and arrives with us looking smart and well cared for. A long MOT to June 2025, which has no mechanical or structural advisories, underlines the impression of an attractive and very usable summer road trip companion. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 28th February 1996
  • Only seven registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since April 2021
  • HPI clear 
  • Sparingly used by current keeper with only 1,200 miles covered
  • Stored under cover and only for sale due to lack of space
  • Some service history included in photographs 
  • MOT to 11th June 2025 with 76,778 miles showing 
  • Advisories for four new tyres on last MOT 

The Condition

  • Solid and tidy car in good overall and very presentable condition 
  • Finished in popular Antigua Blue metallic with generally good paintwork condition 
  • There are some minor marks and scuffs to note in photographs 
  • These do not detract overall but include sill scuff, marks to front and rear bumpers 
  • The offside rear arch also contains a small touched in scuff 
  • There are some stone chips to bonnet and front wings 
  • Blue fabric roof in good condition with some light marks but no visible damage 
  • Late model car with final edition features such as diamond cut 16in alloy wheels
  • Alloy wheels in good overall condition with minor blemishes to note 
  • Advisories for all four tyres on last MOT
  • Underside presents well with no structural advisories on last MOT 
  • Front valance shows some kerb scuffs
  • Cream leather interior with brown piping in good overall condition 
  • Some wear to note to both front seats also with bolster wear to driver’s side 
  • Brown carpets throughout cabin in good, presentable condition 
  • Walnut veneers in good order throughout including wood and leather wheel 
  • Fitted with later Bluetooth CD player 
  • Specification includes electric front seats, cruise control and air conditioning 
  • Grey carpet to boot area with no visible staining and retains the spare wheel cover

The Mechanics 

  • Well regarded 3,980cc AJ6 straight six 245bhp Jaguar engine 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox 
  • Some service history shown in photographs
  • Sparingly used by seller with 1,200 miles covered since 2021
  • No reported running or driving issues 
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on current MOT 

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1996
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJS
  • Colour Dark blue
  • Mileage 76,803 Miles
  • Engine size 3980
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Cirencester
  • County Gloucestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
6 Bids
  • garthdo•••• £12,000 14/07/24
  • stephen•••• £8,200 12/07/24
  • Tommce £8,000 09/07/24
  • Willy j•••• £4,000 08/07/24
  • graham-•••• £2,500 08/07/24
  • clive.r•••• £2,000 08/07/24

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