1981 Jaguar XJ-S mark II 5.3L V12SOLD
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Estimate: €3,500-5,000

Sold: €5,900

The Jaguar XJS was launched to great acclaim in April of 1975 as a replacement for the legendary E-type, a tough act to follow! But, nonetheless, it has gone on to become another classic Jaguar design. There was no convertible available at the beginning mainly due to the way American safety legislation was heading during the XJS's development in the late 1960s. The specification from the outset was impressive and included the V12 5.3 litre engine which had already been seen in the Series III E-type. Automatic transmission was fitted as standard with a manual gearbox being a no cost option. Performance was impressive with a top speed of 150mph and 0-60mph acceleration in 6.9 seconds for the automatic version. In 1981 a new version of the XJS was introduced, the HE. This stood for high efficiency and greatly improved fuel consumption; the top speed was also improved and rose to 155mph.

This stunning XJS from the first year of production of the HE model is most attractively finished in blue metallic with a magnolia leather interior and the mileage of a mere 84,000km is believed to be genuine. A fantastically stylish and eminently useable entry into the enviable world of classic Jaguar ownership for a modest outlay.

Reference Number 14159

as of 10/13/2007

Car 1981 Jaguar XJ-S mark II 5.3L V12