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Record Creation: Entered on 19 August 2023.
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2023-08-19 08:28:25 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 8/19/23
Classified ad price: $18,500, seller classicautomall, 37k miles
Offered for consignment, this 37,297 title verified actual mile thin line design cat has a wide stance, quick reflexes, good looks, and is well muscled. A no rust example with a fine working convertible top, a great color combination, the powerful V12 engine and upon start-up this car just growls at you.
Bathed in a clean white, the key to this car's design is a sleek body style with thin looks, yet a muscular stance which is often seen on expensive European cars that are capable of high speeds. Within this thin body style are straight panels and good gaps as well as a set of dual headlamps upfront, bordered on the bottom by an integrated chrome bumper with a black 5 MPH crash bumper inserted. This holds true on the rear of the car too, and the chrome is excellently preserved. Around the corner designed tail/turn signal rear lights frame the rear panel, and trunk rear deck. Aluminum 15-inch snowflake style wheels are all around and are wrapped in almost new all-season rubber. Flying up high is a dark blue canvas power convertible top with a glass rear window that operates flawlessly. A few slight wear marks and tears are noted in the canvas, but there are the biggest flaws on the entirety of the exterior.
A swing of the doors reveals dark blue colored leather on the door panels. There is a veneer strip near the upper sill of each door, and it has suffered some very slight wear over the years but still presents nicely. Other areas of the dash that have veneer are intact and nicely preserved and mix well with the dark blue colored leather. The 2 bucket seats are in glorious shape with just the expected wear that fine leather brings with age and some color loss on the piping of the driver's outer exaggerated bolster. A dark blue padded and burl dressed console races between the seats and hoses rocker switches for the power windows, power locks, and cruise control. The shifter resides here as well along with chrome dress ash receptacles and on the sides of the console are the switches for the front seat heaters. A small luggage compartment is behind the seats and allows you to share some space with the folded top when in the down position. Faded black carpet covers the floors and is showing some slight staining and soiling from the miles and years of careful use. The dash looks clean, and toggles were working for all functions. The trunk is nicely preserved with a tan terrycloth covering everything, even the tools are wrapped in it.
The original 5.3-liter V12 engine showing slight patina and some corrosion, sits tightly and snugly under the hood. Lucas/Bosch fuel injection feeds the 12 cylinders, and a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission is on back. A 2.88 geared rear axle puts the power to the pavement.
Underneath we can note some surface rust, but structurally sound metal makes up the unibody, and floor pans as well as the rockers. Independent suspension is on all 4 corners, and power disc brakes are also all around. Dual exhaust handles the exhale and all is looking good in this neighborhood.
This car started right up, and we were off to the test track. On our way we made note that both windows went down a little bit slowly and the AC was blowing warm. But overall though it was an impressive car, with rail like handling, great performance on the acceleration and handling front, and all in all very comfortable and a responsive car to drive. Those V12 engines just run soooo smoooothly I am always impressed with them. Especially when they are totally in tune.
A great powerful cat with this V12 XJS, plenty of conveniences and leather and burl. Nothing says power, prestige and prominence like a Jaguar, especially a convertible and this one hits all 3 marks. Couple in the thin body design being a sure hook for the Jag aficionados, and this one in good condition still has lots of life left to go outside, find the nearest country road, and play!