1987 Jaguar XJS 3.6
Low mileage example driven some 100 miles to the sale; very sound car with fortunes spent in the right places; lots of history; a few light cosmetics to complete; nice number; great potential to make a fine example
Up until the Millenium, this 1988 3.6-litre XJS was leading a normal life. It was being used on a regular basis and being taken for service every year (apart from 1994 and 1997) until October 2000, by which time it had covered 66,418 miles. For whatever reason, the car was then put into storage.
It had changed hands a few times, the V5C showing six former keepers, the vendor purchasing it from a gent earlier this year who had gone to town recommissioning the car, witnessed by the huge file of bills and the condition of the car itself.
Its most impressive aspect is the underside, in particular the rear subframe which was removed and completely reconditioned. This included new springs and shocks, rear radius arms, brakes - the lot, the intention being to restore this low mileage car back to pristine condition.
Sadly, a sudden loss of storage prompted its sale to our vendor, who completed a myriad of small jobs and finalised the recommissioning work. He too has encountered storage issues and is reluctantly offering this lovely Jaguar in the sale. His loss is your gain.
Driven over 100 faultless miles to us (on a very hot day), he reports that it drives really nicely and even the air conditioning worked. The condition of the interior is testament to its low mileage, with just some wear to the piping on the seat bolster and the paintwork on the lower portion of the body (plus a few blemishes up top) would benefit from attention - work which would complete the transformation from slumbering princess to show contender.
It comes with lots of bills, handbook and service book with 12 stamps and V5Cs showing its ownership history - the last two owners undertaking a proper recommissioning after 20 years off the road in quality storage. It also carries a no advisory MOT until August 2022.
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