1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
The Jaguar car is world famous for its stylish designs, thrilling performance, luxurious and comfortable interiors, outstanding handling and ride, quality engineering, and state-of-the-art technology. No other automobile manufacturer has been as remarkably successful at creating both the world's finest luxury sedans, as well as some of the world's most beloved sports cars.
The founder of Jaguar Cars Ltd. was Sir William Lyons. His goal was to create world class sports sedans with "grace, space, and pace." Lyons once said, "The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive."
In September of 1989, after the Ford Motor Company purchase of Jaguar, a change came to the XJS as it was powered by a special 5,993 cc (365.7 cu in) V12 engine with Zytek fuel injection and engine management system. This enabled the car to have a top speed of 158 mph. The consigner, who has owned the car since 1994, has had the car professionally maintained. During this time a new top and header was put on, new heads and a valve job, new front catalytic converters, starter, brake pads and calipers, steering rack rebuild, front wheel bearings, wiring, and on 5/18, fresh Pennsylvania inspection.
Steel Blue paint showing some blemishes, particularly on the passenger's side door, presents fair. Chrome and badging are in good condition. Top is new and boot cover has a few marks but in good condition. Drivers side fog lamp appears water damaged, all other exterior lighting is working and intact. Bumpers are clear and shiny. Woven magnesium wheels are present all around, and tires are showing little wear.
Leather seats show some wear on drivers' side, center console armrest, as well as door arm rests. Carpeting is in good condition mostly clear and free from staining. All of the dash panel and door panel veneer is in good condition. Center console veneer is also in good condition, as are all switches and buttons that control various interior comforts. Just over 77,000 miles are shown, however considering all the recent repairs and replacements, this car is good to go.
The 365ci V12 engine with fuel injection, delivers very smooth power. Some slight corrosion on aluminum parts is seen, but otherwise engine is clean. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission drives wheels that are controlled by the rear IRS,and front a-arms. Power disc brakes and dual exhaust round out the package, which appears in very nice condition underneath, with no rust on floor pan, or rockers.
The consigner reluctantly gave this car to Classic Auto Mall due to physical limitations with driving it safely. Excellent mechanically, and fair cosmetically, a daily driver that is powerful and smooth running. Jaguar styling and V12 power, in a 1990's package.