1989 Jaguar XJS
1989 Jaguar XJS
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1989 Jaguar XJS

Car for sale by Classic Auto Mall Inc in Morgantown, Pennsylvania 19543

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1989 Jaguar XJS Coupe Originally developed using the platform of the then current William Heynes designed XJ saloon, the XJS was noted for its prominent rear flying buttresses. The early styling was partially by Jaguars aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer - one of the first designers to apply advanced aero principles to cars. Sayer died just before the XJS body styling was frozen for production. For consignment, a V12 luxury sports coupe which will get you down the road quickly, and growl at you all at the same time. This cool cat is highly optioned, runs quietly, has had some recent maintenance work performed; brakes and rotors, A/C charge, and a recent tune up to name some, and presents beautifully. If you like leather, burl veneer, and the sound and smoothness of a V12 engine, then you should look into this Jag well into the now affordable range. Exterior Bathed in a crisp and clean white, the flying buttress B pillars are key to this cars design as is a sleek body style with thin looks, yet a muscular stance which is often seen on expensive European cars that are capable of high speeds. Within this thin body style are straight panels and good gaps as well as a set of dual headlamps upfront, bordered on the bottom by an integrated chrome bumper with a black 5 MPH crash bumper inserted. This holds true on the rear of the car too, and the chrome is excellently preserved. Around the corner designed tail/turn signal rear lights frame the rear panel, and trunk rear deck. Chrome wire spoke wheels are all around and are wrapped in almost new all-season rubber. Interior Wrapped in Barley leather door panels and front buckets and rear 2 plus 2 seat present with a separation of the material on the drivers upper bolster and some fine age wear on the lower section. The passenger and rear seats appear to have hardly been used. A mixture of burl veneer adds highlight to the door panels, accenting the mid console, and personality to the original dash where it is very prevalent. The burl on the center console near the shift lever presents as almost new with only a few very minor blemishes. We also see cruise control, power windows, heated seats, and climate controls. Beige carpet floods the floors, and a headliner which runs from door to door and curves upward with the contour of the roof is clean and tight. Drivetrain The original 5.4-liter V12 engine showing slight patina and some corrosion, sits tightly and snugly under the hood. Lucas/Bosch fuel injection feeds the 12 cylinders, and a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission is on back. A 2.88 geared rear axle puts the power to the pavement. Undercarriage Underneath we can note some surface rust, but structurally sound metal on the unibody, and floor pans as well as the rockers. Independent suspension is on all 4 corners, and power disc brakes are also all around. We note new brakes and rotors on all 4 corners along with new sway bar bushings. Drive-Ability This car started right up, and we were off to the test track. On our way we made note that both windows only went down a little bit and then stopped but overall though it was an impressive car, with rail like handling, great performance on the acceleration and handling front, and all in all very comfortable and a responsive car to drive. Those V12 engines just run soooo smoooothly I am always impressed with them. Especially when they are totally in tune. A great powerful cat with this V12 XJS, plenty of conveniences and leather and burl. Flying buttress B pillars and thin body design are sure hooks for the Jag aficionados, and this one in good condition still has lots of life left to go outside, find the nearest country road, and play! VIN DECODE SAJNA5842KC155482 SAJ-Jaguar England N-XJS A-Manual Belts 5-2 Door Coupe 8-5.3L V12 4-Automatic, Left Hand Drive 2-Check Digit K-1989 C-Browns Lane, England Assy Plant 158482-Sequential Unit Number

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    SAJNA5842KC155482
  • Classic Car ID
    101650697
  • Stock Number
    3404
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    Coupe
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    66,337 miles
  • Engine
    5.3 Liter V12
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic

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