1982 Jaguar XJ Series 3 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

Presented by

Exceptionally well-cared for S3 XJ with the fuel-injected 4.2lt six

1982 Jaguar XJ Series 3 – Today’s Tempter
1982 Jaguar JX Series 3 – Today’s Tempter

Jaguar’s XJ enjoyed an extensive 24 years of production, with the Series 1 launching in 1968, and Series 3 production ending in 1992.

It’s an iconic British saloon with just enough modernity in its later years, blended with its classic roots.

The Series 3 update arrived in 1979, built upon the long wheelbase model for increased cabin space, and a light restyle from the pens at Pininfarina.

The S3 Jag received bigger bumpers, revised roofline with bigger glasshouse, recessed door handles, new grille and the deletion of front ¼ window vents.

Three engine options were available, with a 5.2lt V12 taking top spot; and followed by a fuel-injected 4.2lt inline-six and a carburetted 3.4lt inline-six.

This 1982 Jaguar XJ features the fuel-injected 4.2lt inline-six and a highly desirable five-speed manual.

The listing states that the owner of this car took exceptional and fastidious care of it, and it shows at least on appearance’s sake.

Having undergone a light restoration; the listing purports that the owner replaced or refurbed any mechanical or cosmetic component needed, working from bumper to bumper.

The paint boasts a deep lustre and the interior looks near-new, furthermore the engine bay and undercarriage are hard to fault. The listing indicates an odometer reading of 226,120kms.

If you’re after a classic English saloon – this could well be worth a look.

The car is on sale via Goldstar Sales Division in Tasmania, and is listed for $24,000.

You can check out the full listing here!

 

Classic Australian Family Car Value Guide home page

Muscle Car Value Guide home page

Japanese Classic Car Value Guide home page

Recent auction results

Sell your car for free right here

 

Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more unique car reviews and features plus see the latest unique and classic cars for sale.

Subscribe to Unique Cars magazine
- Print edition
- Digital edition