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    Results 1 - 15 of 68 Displaying 1 - 15 of 68 total results for classic Jaguar XJS Vehicles for Sale. (2) · (3) · (3) · (5) · (11) · (6) · (5) · (7) Jaguar XJS Coupe European car This is a European Jaguar XJS Coupe. Jaguar XJS cabriolet V12, km.

    JAGUAR XJS V12 H.E We have owned this car since Don't want to This V/auto two door coupe is all original, runs and drives very well. Smooth.

    Uncle Cliff takes a look back through the Unique Cars classifieds Where the E-Type now looks a bit of a museum piece, those bold sweeps, planes and arcs of the XJ-S that so alienated the motoring press have aged well. A door mirror on the side opposite the driver is essential to safe lane-changing. XJS Convertible and Coupe. The item you are attemping to add to compare is a different subtype to the items s in your list.

    Jaguar XJS V12 HE Coupé - Classic & Sports Car Auctioneers

    Ever fancied modern mechanicals in a classic package? Uncle Cliff takes a look back through the Unique Cars classifieds Cliff Chambers , Photography by: Browns Lane's big GT was a shock to the system back in but is it a viable option if you're after a V12 classic on a modest budget? Expectation is a funny old thing. It lacked great beauty. The reception was a rather embarrassed silence. This was unprecedented for a Jaguar. I remember the day well, and I remember the great disappointment.

    Where the E-Type now looks a bit of a museum piece, those bold sweeps, planes and arcs of the XJ-S that so alienated the motoring press have aged well.

    The Yom Kippur War erupted in October starting a spiral of events that led to an oil crisis. Hardly the perfect backdrop to be launching a cylinder grand touring coupe.

    Australia saw its first shipment of cars in , including some now-prized four-speed manuals. Most were automatic though, with air-conditioning as a standard feature and very tacky Kent alloy wheels that could have been pinched from any of a dozen British Leyland parts bins. Interior trim was leather of course, with a typically confusing Jaguar dash and massive console separating driver from passenger.

    Early cars had none of the timber embellishments that had characterised almost every enclosed Jaguar ever made. The XJS sat on a Saloon floor-pan that had been shortened by mm, with extra strengthening and sound absorbent panels. Even with all the extras installed, early manual-transmission cars weighed a trim kg. The revamped V12 featured a More significant was a 10 percent gain in torque, now developed at rpm not The change in engine characteristics possibly helped with the fuel savings as well; the driver no longer feeling a need to floor the accelerator just to produce some low-speed response.

    Acceleration had improved marginally in when Jaguar swapped Borg-Warner transmissions for the smooth and more efficient GM At the same time the manual option was quietly withdrawn, although not for competition cars that would compete successfully in European Touring Car events and even travel to Australia to win the Bathurst Promoting the XJS as exclusive executive and celebrity transport must have been difficult without a soft-top version and in a Cabriolet joined the range.

    It was the first Jaguar to offer this body style and also debuted the single overhead-cam 3. With fears quelled of a North American ban on open top cars, Jaguar was from finally able to offer a full convertible. Extra strengthening boosted weight to nearly two tonnes so the V12 engine was standard. Unlike the Cabriolet which was a strict two-seater, the Convertible provided accommodation for a couple of pain-tolerant rear passengers and there was a restyle that included rectangular rear lights.

    The six-cylinder engine was discontinued along with the Cabriolet in but in it came back; enlarged to 4. Four-speed automatic transmission was mandatory in Australian cars. The XJS is a big car and not one that shrinks with familiarity. Those up front are cared for very well but the rear seat — where supplied — is cramped with minimal visibility in any direction. A door mirror on the side opposite the driver is essential to safe lane-changing.

    Power steering and air-conditioning were expected inclusions when a car cost as much in as a modest inner city house. But having gone to the trouble of providing slightly excessive steering assistance and a very manageable 2.

    1985 Jaguar XJS V8 , Nice



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