1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible – Today’s UK Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Perfect summer cruiser

Surely one of the most quintessentially British automobiles of the last five decades, the XJS was a prolific model for Jaguar.

Between 1975 and 1996 the firm now based in Whitley produced just over 110,000 examples of several generations of the sports grand tourer, which is mighty impressive.

The XJ-S was first only available as a coupe. However in 1983 a targa version of the Jag called the XJ-SC was produced, and then in 1988 a full convertible version was released.

Several engines were offered over the life of the car, including 5.3lt and 6.0lt V12s, plus a series of straight sixes including 3.6 and 4.0lt units. Transmissions were generally 3 or 4-speed autos, however the sixes up to 1987 were offered with 5-speed Getrag manuals.

This particular example is an Australian delivered 1990 convertible version of the grand tourer, and has a mere 88,851 kilometres on the clock from new.

Judging from the pictures this XJS appears to be in good condition, and, according to the seller, it has a full service history and comes with all the original books and accompanying documentation.

The seller is asking $49,880 for the 12-cylinder luxo cruiser, and anyone keen of this open-top beauty can check out the full listing here

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