Jaguar XJS Cabriolet
The Jaguar XJS. A car that had a big and almost impossible task; to succeed the E-type. The XJS showed clear character changes compared to its predecessor. Whereas the E-type distanced itself with sportiness, the XJS placed comfort high on the agenda. Speed was not forgotten, however; while the E-type only received its 12-cylinder engine much later, the XJS was immediately equipped with Jaguar’s well-known 5.3-liter V12 engine. The manual gearbox was available for a short time, but given the focus on luxury and comfort, it quickly disappeared again.
The V12 (Mark II) provided pretty good specifications with 296 hp. The Jag drives to 100 in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of over 250 km/h. Apart from the technical improvements of the Mark II, the exterior was also refreshed with chrome on the bumpers, new rims and wood inlays for the interior.
Our Jaguar XJS convertible is a true original Dutch delivered lovers car and has been owned by the first (!) owner until now. The first convertibles were built by an American company called Hess & Eisenhardt. This was because Jaguar itself could not manage to build a decent convertible. After 1988 Jaguar dared to do it themselves and even came up with a better convertible construction than its earlier variants. This together with the low mileage (121,140 km), fully traceable history and condition, a unique driver’s car that certainly belongs in our collection of Cool Classics!I'm interested in this object