1989 Jaguar XJS
1989 Jaguar XJS
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1989 Jaguar XJS


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1989 Jaguar XJS V12 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, 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 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 dark blue 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 and fog lights below. 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 faux knock off wire wheels are all around and are wrapped in like new all-season rubber. A few faults are found in the paint, those being some dings, an inconsistent paint application on the drivers lower rear quarter panel and a small spot of chip off that has turned into rust bubbling just above the rocker. Interior Bathed in gray leather door panels and front buckets and rear 2 plus 2 seat all present with no tears or major faults, just the fine cracking that comes with age and some wear off of the drivers upper bolster piping. A mixture of burl veneer adds highlight to the door panels, accenting to the mid console, and personality to the original dash where it is very prevalent. The burl on the center console and the shift lever remains nearly showroom new. We also see cruise control, power windows, seat heater controls, and climate controls. Gray carpet floods the floors, and a headliner which shows clean and tight is being held up by the factory wood staves which run from door to door and curve upward with the contour of the roof. 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. Handling the horses from under the bonnet is a rear axle weighing in with a 2.88 ratio. Undercarriage Underneath we can note some surface rust, but mostly 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 a new ABS unit as well as a new right front caliper. Drive-Ability This car started right up, and we were off to the test track. On our way we made note of the power mirrors not working, the passengers window being off track, and the radio turned on but read CODE, which our consignor let us know about and that he didnt have the radio code. 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! MEOW! VIN DECODE SAJNA5847KC152593 SAJ-Jaguar England N-XJS Y-Manual Belts 5-2 Door Coupe 8-5.3L V12 4-Automatic, Left Hand Drive 7-Check Digit K-1989 C-Browns Lane, England Assy Plant 152593-Sequential Unit Number

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    62,300 miles
  • Engine
    5.3 Liter V12
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Seat Color

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