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1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible


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It must have been a tense moment when the covers came off the Jaguar XJ-S in 1975.

After all, this was the car that was supposed to replace the iconic E-type. It was no surprise, then, that buyers were left scratching their heads. Why, they questioned, was it so big and clearly set-up as a grand tourer, when the car it replaced was the epitome of the beautiful English sports car? But Jaguar had to move on. It was the mid-1970s, after all. The E-type, despite being much-loved, was hopelessly out of date and out-classed by modern rivals.

So Jaguar used a shortened version of the then new XJ6 chassis to create its new sports car. Of course, the XJ-S isn't a sports car at all, but it's job was to continue in the spirit of the E-type Series 3. And while the XJ-S might not have been a nimble road racer, it was a brilliant grand tourer. It had light power-assisted steering, high gearing and the XJ-S remained in production for more than 20 years – the longest run of any Jaguar – and went on to become a financial success for the company, with the last car coming off the line in 1996. It sold more than the E-type, too.

But it was when the roof fully came off the XJ-S in 1988, that the car began to reach its potential 13 years after launch. The XJ-S Convertible was only available with the V12 engine and an automatic gearbox.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • Imported from the United Kingdom - first registered in NZ in 1996.
  • American Headlights
  • MINT (Like New) Leather Upholstery / New Blue Carpets including in Boot.
  • New Mohair Hood and new Hood envelope.
  • New Wooden dashboard and Trim
  • Moto Lita Steering wheel.
  • Car is in beautiful order and drives beautifully - reliable, well maintained vehicle (some maintenance records available with car) - one of the best we've had.
  • Always garaged heated in Winter
  • New Wheels
  • New Compressor
  • New Brakes
  • Examples like this are hard to come by and now's the time to buy these cars whilst prices are still reasonable. This one is very well priced in today's market too.
  • Nice Topless Grand Tourer and way better than money in the bank ;)

The XJS is the last old-school Jaguar, that is either loved or loathed with passion. Fine road manners with typical Jag ambience, plus strong aftermarket support but the standard of cars on sale vary enormously. Expect to pay a premium for a well sorted example like this one, or pay peanuts for an average example at your peril. However, the XJS's classic status is now assured and good examples remain remarkable value for money.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

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.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.