Jaguar XJS 4.0 AJ16 Convertible with interesting history – Nr 144 from the end of the line
HISTORY FILE – Jaguar Heritage have confirmed that our model was built just 6 days before the final ever XJS was produced and therefore number 144 from the end of the line. The documented history shows the single US owner used the car sparingly, with literally all the cars current mileage done between 1996 and 2011 when it arrives in the UK with 70,282 miles. The second owner’s intentions clearly did not materialise, as the car is sold in 2015 with 70,327 miles to the respected Jaguar Specialist, David Marks in Nottingham, who expertly maintained the car before arriving in Germany in 2017 with just 71,500 miles. Averaging less than 3500 miles per year, this stunning cat will suit any Jaguar aficionado’s collection. A car to be enjoyed now and most certainly long term collectable.
EXTERIOR – Our ‘two-plus-two’ Grand Tourer convertible is unmistakable in its classis combination of BRG – British Racing Green and Beige convertible roof. The mohair hood is tight and in wonderful condition as is the rear tonneau cover. The revised rear light cluster confirms the cars late production period. There are a few paint blemishes which really should be seen to appreciate, so viewing is recommended. Our example was recently fitted with new twin headlights suitable for continental driving.
INTERIOR – Finished in ‘Coffee’ leather with beige piping, this interior is a great place to be on a beautiful summers day. The rear (2 plus 2) seats are just as they left the factory. The electric six way, 2 way memory, heated front seats and cruise control make that planned journey to the south of France sound very inviting. The air conditioning has also been recently serviced. The headlining is tight and in lovely condition. The combined wood / leather steering wheel with original Jaguar embossed mats are all in superb condition.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION – The smooth 4.0 AJ16 engine, 4 speed automatic electronic ZF4HP24E transmission cruises and is known for being a much better ride than its AJ6 predecessor. With such low mileage, the car is probably only just run in.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES – The original factory ’11 Slot’ 16 x 7 alloys are all in good condition with almost new Bridgestone 255/60 R16 tyres displaying plenty of tread. The car pulls up nice and straight and with ease.