1988 Jaguar XJS 3.6 CoupeSOLD

1988 Jaguar XJS 3.6 Coupe

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Registration No: E816YWE Engine No: 129775 CC: 3600 Colour: Met. Red Trim Colour: Beige MOT: April 2010

Reference Number 52396

as of 9/29/2009

Overview
Car 1988 Jaguar XJS 3.6 Coupe
VIN SAJJNCA146192 
Known History

Introduced in October 1983, the Jaguar XJS 3.6 was intended to be a sharper, more sporting foil to the range's established, soporific 5.3 litre V12 model. To emphasise the difference, it was fitted with a five-speed manual Getrag gearbox as standard. With some 225bhp and 240lbft of torque on tap courtesy of its 3590cc DOHC 24 valve straight-six, the claimed 140mph top speed and 0-60mph time of 7.4 seconds were a near match for the V12. Yet when such performance was not called upon, it could reputedly return thirty miles per gallon, a feat beyond the V12's capabilities. The brand new AJ6 unit also had the advantage of being considerably lighter. This weight saving allowed Jaguar engineers to alter the all-round independent suspension's coil-spring rates giving notably better turn-in and less body roll. A revised, more positive feel to the power steering improved the handling still further. Available in coupe or cabriolet guises (Jaguar's first open car since the Series III E-type was phased out in 1974), the 3.6 was a strong seller.

 

Finished in metallic red with beige leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition with regard to its engine, automatic transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. While, he goes on to say that the recorded mileage of 65,000 is substantiated by "seventeen stamps in the service book and eleven previous MOT certificates". Reportedly benefiting from "a recent service" and the fitment of "four new Pirelli P6000 tyres", this pampered XJS is offered for sale with its "original green leather folder containing the owner's manual and instructions for the Clarion radio / cassette player" plus MOT certificate valid until April 2010.