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1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible


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After a difficult start, the Jaguar XJ-S eventually became a true classic in the canon of British grand-tourers.

The first thing you notice about an XJ-S is its sheer size – they're a tight fit even a 16ft garage. Inside, though, the car is surprisingly cosy, yet still provides enough room for the driver and front passenger to sit comfortably. With an attentive suspension setup, it's no surprise that the XJ-S ride is as smooth as your favourite easy chair too. The performance is equally refined, especially the all-aluminium, 5.3-litre V12. Jabbing on the accelerator off the line has the XJ-S easing gracefully away, with plenty of poise.

Once up and rolling, the hefty engines exhibit a satisfying depth of power. As a tool for travelling long distances in comfort, the XJ-S has few peers. Used in the manner to which it is accustomed, an XJ-S offers an excellent balance of conduct, be it pootling around town or cruising on the motorway.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • A MINT Example, that drives Beautifully.
  • Imported from the UK, it was first registered in New Zealand in 1997.
  • Straight, clean rust free body with beautiful paintwork.
  • Smooth Engine with no unduly noises whatsoever.
  • Well maintained vehicle
  • Five owners in New Zealand including us for the last three years. Previous owner 8 years.
  • This factory XJ-S convertible was launched in 1989, as Ford took control. The convertible top was built by Karmann; it is lined and weather-proof.
  • One of the better examples in New Zealand.

Presented in 1975, the XJ-S replaced the legendary E-type in Jaguar's range. As well as being great to drive, it introduced new standards of passenger safety, with impact-absorbing bumpers on special struts, side-impact barriers built into the doors and a fuel tank mounted directly behind the rear seats to protect it from rear damage. Despite all this, the XJ-S wasn't a runaway sales success to begin with, and it was only when the HE (High Efficiency) model arrived in 1981, complete with the chrome bumpers and wood veneer interior inserts so beloved of Jaguar buyers, that things picked up.

The XJ-S is now a fixture on the classic scene. Finding a good one can take time, but Buy a good one, like this one, and you'll have an extraordinary machine to be proud of.

Car will be sold WOF'd and registered.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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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.