1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration

**Vehicle will be sold with the Reg plate N608 AOG**


  • Excellent condition throughout
  • Celebration edition features special wheels and steering wheel
  • Ready to drive away

The Appeal

The XJS is an iconic British tourer that really came into its own with the final facelift model delivering the car the XJS always should have been. With its long bonnet and rear buttresses the XJS is one of the most distinctive cars on the road and this Celebration is a fantastic example.

The celebration comes with diamond turned wheels and a wood steering wheel, both of which look superb. This convertible XJS Celebration finished in metallic blue is in excellent condition throughout and with MOT it’s ready to drive and enjoy.

The History and Paperwork

  • MOT to March 2023
  • V5 Present and correct
  • An invoice from a Jaguar specialist dated March 2020 for a full service and replacement water pump
  • An invoice date 2019 for a new exhaust
  • Various invoices from Jaguar specialists for servicing and repairs
  • Original owners manuals
  • The registration number is not included in the sale

The Interior

  • Very good condition throughout
  • Full leather interior with matching carpets
  • Celebration wooden steering wheel
  • Extensive interior wood trim in excellent condition
  • Headlining has some wrinkles but otherwise appears in good condition
  • Drivers sun visor would benefit from attention

The inside of this XJS is excellent. The light grey leather interior has matching carpets and is in excellent condition throughout, offering the luxurious driving experience the XJS is renowned for. Being the Celebration model it features the wooden steering wheel and the combination of refinement and luxury make this grand tourer the perfect car for those who want to travel with plenty of style.

This XJS presents very well throughout and the entire interior is in fantastic condition with very little signs of wear. The seats are free from rips and tears and the bolsters are very good. The dashboard is in perfect condition with the extensive wood trim presenting beautifully and all of the dials and gauges work as they should and look perfect. 

The Exterior

  • Excellent overall condition
  • Metallic blue paint
  • Celebration diamond turned wheels
  • Badges, light lenses, windows, trim and hood all present very well

The exterior condition reflects the condition of the interior in that it is also excellent. With an instantly recognisable shape, low and long, the XJS is a car that makes an impression wherever it goes and being a convertible finished in metallic blue it is simply a fantastic looking car. Its condition belies its age and mileage with the car presenting in a condition of something much newer.

Even without the gorgeous metallic blue paintwork and the Celebration edition wheels and steering wheel this would still be a fine example of an XJS. Thanks to having been kept garaged by the current owner and meticulously maintained this XJS is a great example of just how good Jaguar’s grand tourer can look.

The Mechanics

  • MOT to March 2023
  • Starts easily and idles smoothly
  • Fantastic Jaguar 3980cc AJ16 engine
  • Sounds superb
  • The owner reports that the car drives perfectly
  • Mechanical operation of the hood works perfectly

It’s clear to see from the photos that this car has been very well cared for and the mechanics are no exception. The four litre inline-six starts easily and idles smoothly. As you would expect from a six cylinder Jaguar engine it sounds fantastic. Both the engine bay and underside present very well.

The owner reports that the car dries exactly as it should, pulling well, braking straight and true and with the autobox shifting smoothly. The car has been well serviced and the owner has a range of invoices evidencing the care that has been taken with this car.


The facelift generation XJS is a fantastic looking grand tourer and they don’t come any better than a convertible Celebration finished in deep metallic blue. In excellent condition throughout and with a long MOT it’s ready to enjoy.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1996
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJS Celebration
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 79,752 Miles
  • Engine size 3980
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Totnes
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 10 bidders
  • ba•••• £18,250 22/11/22
  • jo•••• £18,000 22/11/22
  • jo•••• £14,000 22/11/22
  • Ca•••• £13,000 22/11/22
  • tu•••• £11,500 22/11/22
  • JS•••• £11,250 22/11/22
  • mo•••• £11,000 21/11/22
  • tu•••• £10,500 17/11/22
  • Ja•••• £10,000 16/11/22
  • to•••• £3,300 15/11/22

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