1990 Jaguar XJS 3.6 (TWR Body Kit)
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"I found dealing with Jesmond easy and straightforward . The vehicle was true to description and presented in immaculate condition, as all his cars appear to be. Jesmond was extremely helpful and made sure that the car was licensed and warranted and serviced ready for use without any worries on my part. I can thoroughly recommend Jesmond to anyone looking for a good classic car."J K Donald, Pleasant Point, Canterbury
Based upon a shortened XJ6 platform, XJ-S was aimed very much for the American market, which at the time of the car’s development in the early 70s was dominated by health and safety legislation.
Convertibles were also expected to be banned, so Jaguar didn’t bother making a drop head – until 13 years later. Instead, with its peculiar fixed-head bodywork (those rear buttresses were body strengtheners to enable an initial mid-engine layout proposal that was dropped), fat rubber bumpers and curious oval headlamps it looked like no Jaguar before.
The XJ-S was Jag’s most expensive car ever when it was launched, costing £8900, which put it firmly in the Ferrari and Porsche bracket. This was intentional, as Jaguar wanted to move away from its bargain tag and appeal to a new buying base and keep E-type owners satisfied.
It boasted all the right ingredients to make a great grand-tourer and it succeeded.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- New Zealand new
- 5 long term owners
- Desirable with Walkinshaw body kit.
- Mechanically sound - Last serviced on 22/2/21, plus numerous other maintenance requirements including new front discs, brake pistons and seals and hoses. ($1655:00).
- Good tires all round.
- New battery Oct 2000
- Auto (zf) Jagsport.
- Being NZ new, it has a very clean rust free body with beautiful paintwork.
- Interior - we would describe it as immaculate. Hood lining in perfect order. Carpet in very good order. Upholstery (seats / door cards etc) in top condition, save minor wear and tear on the leather, on the entry side of the drivers seat (see photos).
- Drives very nice - well maintained vehicle.
OK so here's my verdict on this car - I love Jaguars and make no secret of such fact. They have so much character.
This is a pristine, meticulously maintained example owned and loved by its previous owners. It exudes charm and commands such elegance and presence.
It never fails to run perfectly and everything in it works plus outright acceleration, while satisfying, is only a distraction to the Jag’s true strength of soaking up roadways.
I suppose any car that lasts in production for 21 years, and which was selling better at its end than at the beginning, can’t be bad, can it?...
So why not take a look at the XJ-S, a true classic, offering qualities unheard of for the price, both when new and now?
Such is the value for money that even paying top dollar for a top cat is only MGB money anyway and you’re certainly getting a lot of prestigious classic for your money.
Values are starting to soar for good examples and all I can add is - everybody knows an E-type when they see one, and the same can be said of the XJ-S.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
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