1988 Jaguar XJ-S SPORT
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"Thank you for the car. It arrived about 2pm yesterday, and is now safely in my garage. I have had a positive, caring and reliable experience throughout the entire process. Both Gloria and Jesmond have made a novice re buying a Classic Car pleasurable."Robyn Forbes, Christchurch, New Zealand
A Sportier XJ-S for 1988...Yes, the most successful sports car ever produced by Jaguar had some significant changes for 1988.
The continued upward progress of the jaguar XJ-S range is remarkable. It has been the most successful sporting car ever produced by Jaguar., which is renowned for such cars. The SS100, the XK Series and even the E Type, classically famous examples of the genre as they are, have each been outsold by the XJ-S. The reasons are not hard to find. from the beginning, the XJ-S has been a unique blend of sporting style, performance and outstanding value for money and in all those aspects, the range has matured and improved since its introduction.
For 1988, the appeal of the range to sporting drivers in particular was greatly enhanced. Externally, the obvious change to the 146MPH, 3.6coupe was the fitment of the sport alloy wheels with low profile tyres. In themselves, these have a tangible effect upon the handling of the car. Some other important changes are subcutaneous. There were major revisions to suspension and steering, uprated front and newly introduced rear roll bars, modified springs and shock absorber settings and modified steering gear.
Two other features make a useful contribution to this pleasantly relaxed but sporting character. First there is a new steering wheel (trimmed in real leather of course) with a thicker rim that hitherto; a wheel which is absolutely in tune with the car's new nature. Secondly the front seats have been given a more bolstered shape, which provides the extra support and location.
Jaguar referred to this model in their advertising as the XJ-S Sport. The term is certainly justified, with handling, which responds to enthusiastic driving in a more positive way than its predecessors and these changes transformed what could have been described as a civilised sports car into a civilised sports car.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- NZ NEW
- MINT, Factory Original Example
- Matching Numbers
- Rare being a Sport model
- In our opinion, one of the tidiest examples in New Zealand
- Drives beautifully - pretty much like a new car
- Good service history and records.
- Clean Body and stunning paint
- Has air conditioning and it works :)
- Low Mileage Example
- Circa 7 owners from new.
- Boot and engine bay pretty much like new
- Original Upholstery super clean and stunning in red leather.
- Original Certificate of Registration comes with car
- Factory tool box, spare wheel, sales brochures all come with car
- This car was owned for the first 12 months by Jaguar (NZ) Ltd as a press car. This model was not previously released in New Zealand. The car received a tidy up after its road test days and remains in the condition as purchased back in 1991. Road tests and original photo shoots available with car.
The 1988 XJ-S range attracted an even wider range of customers then before and became another record in Jaguar's onward progress. This is a MINT example, not to be missed. Hard to find in this condition.
Car will be sold warranted and registered if sold in New Zealand.
SHIPPING / TRANSPORT CAN BE ORGANISED ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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