– 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
– imported from Japan via England to Germany
– according to previous owner full Arden conversion from new, including bodykit, uprated suspension and cooling system
– engine control unit upgrade
– 16″ Arden alloy wheels
– Japanese service records in 1992, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2008
– passed MoT in England in 2016
– interior in good condition, yet not without traces of use
– cruise control, trip computer and power windows
– GM Turbo Hydramatic, 3-speed automatic gearbox
– original owner’s handbook and document briefcase available
– 1990s luxury convertible from Great Britain
With “Cylinders: V12”, it beat them all, or almost. A winning type therefore – despite being eyed with rather a lot of suspicion at its presentation – hardly surprising, after all, being the heir to an undisputed cult object such as the Jaguar E-Type is certainly no easy game to play.
And yet it has managed, in its very own way. Precisely by being different: Massive, dignified, courageous, athletic only at second glance – a bit quirky even, a car for individualists. And they honored it, kept buying the distinctive upper-class coupé for over two decades. During this period, the modifications took place almost exclusively underneath the sheets: Never change a winning, er, cat. A convertible variant only became available in 1988, when the XJS had already been on the market for 13 years.
Even with the straight 6 engines, the big cat was far from underpowered, and owing to its innovative chassis, sports car connoisseurs can still feel like winners today.