CLASSIC CARS

29 MAY 2018
Auction, 0249
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JAGUAR XJS 6.0 CABRIOLET (1994)

Estimate
30.000 / 35.000
Price realized:  Registration

Jaguar XJS 6.0 Cabriolet (1994)

CHASSIS N.  SAJJNAFS4ER195337

ENGINE: 12 CYLINDER

DISPLACEMENT: 6.000 CM3

POWER: 304 BHP

BODY STYLE: Cabriolet 2+2

A MAJESTIC SPORTING V12 CABRIOLET

The Jaguar XJ-S was produced for 21 years with around 115,000 examples built.

in reality it was a GT rather than a sports car, an evolution perfectly in line with the gradual transformation of the brand’s DNA also thanks to the great success of the XJ saloons.

Developed and adapted over the years with various fittings and engine options, in the eyes of enthusiasts the most authentic XJ-S (subsequently called XJS) has to have a twelve cylinder engine.

The Cabriolet versions are among the most highly sought after and therefore the vehicle that we are proposing today, a rare Cabriolet 6.0 from the last period of production, represents one of the best options for anyone looking for the pleasure of driving in the open air with a great multi-cylinder engine.  An additional advantage is that, in the final period of production, the XJS benefitted from a series of construction modifications that made it more modern and reliable determined by the fact that the Coventry company had been purchased by Ford and subjected to an attentive process of modernization.

The vehicle proposed here has always been looked after with fanatical care.  It has classical British Racing Green and beige livery, and is equipped with very expensive wire wheels (the standard ones are available).  Recent interventions, in addition to the services and mechanical adjustments, have involved a complete overhaul of the complex hydraulic mechanism of the hood.

Whilst the 5.3 versions are more widespread – not to mention the less interesting six cylinders – only a few examples of the Cabriolet 6.0 were imported and it is practically impossible to find them in this condition.  Therefore this is a unique occasion for enthusiasts of this genre to enjoy a Cabriolet with a V12 engine.

The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.