As a successor to the legendary XKE, Jaguar designed a strikingly modern coupe for their 5.3 litre V12 engine, producing the new XJS from the mid-‘70s through the early ‘90s. It is a low-slung, masculine machine dominated by its signature ‘flying buttresses’ surrounding the rear window. This car helped define the ‘luxury-personal’ genre and was very successful. By the early ‘80s a revised V12 was incorporated that produced both higher horsepower and better fuel economy, called the HE or High Efficiency model.
This car was sold new here in Denver and was in the hands of the local Jaguar Owner’s Club President for most of its life. It was serviced regularly, pampered with little use and remains today one of the lowest-mileage XJSs to be found, with around 30K total miles. Virtually all Jaguars of the era were professionally repainted under warranty, due to lacquer-checking problems in the original finish, as was this one. The car has always been garaged, has never been damaged and has absolutely straight body panels. The smoke free interior is completely original and in exceptional condition, right down to the original radio. We have the full set of original owner’s books, a four-volume set of factory shop manuals and bulletins plus the spare and jack kit have never been out of the trunk. The period sealed beam lamps were replaced with European Ciebe units for better lighting and appearance.
The car was recently fully serviced by a Jaguar specialist and received a set of new Michelins. We have just had the air conditioning serviced as well. The current SCM Price Guide gives $7400 as a median value for a typical used XJS, with likely 100K miles on it, so this car at under $10K is an exceptional value and opportunity!