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1989 Jaguar XJS

Lot No.: 301

Registration: F395 LTY
Chassis Number: SAJJNAEW3BB157656
Engine Number: 8S064856SA
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5343
Year of Manufacture: 1989
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Buy now for (£): 26,500Contact us
  • A really smart V12 with three owners and only 10,700 miles from new
  • Superb coachwork in Black with a red and white pinstripe
  • Classic Jaguar Red Leather interior appears unmarked. Very tidy engine bay.
  • Brakes fully overhauled and fitted with new springs and dampers within the last 300 miles
  • Estimated sensibly considering the low mileage and excellent condition
  • XJS' of this quality are developing real 'legs' in the current market 

This 1989 Jaguar XJS V12 was a cherished purchase from the outset and was first registered on 23rd January 1989, remaining with its original owner for 20 years until July 2009. Remarkably offered for sale with just 10,700 miles from new, the car still wears its original Dutton Forshaw number plates and matching Dutton Forshaw rear window sticker and tax disc holder. There is some history on file, certainly enough to authenticate the mileage, with MoTs during the first owners custodianship dated 2001 at just 6,300 miles, 2004 with 7,721, and 2005 with 8,124, probably its most intensive period of use (following which the car was on SORN Certificates for some time a number of which are on file) until its next MOT in 2009 showing a mere 27 more miles added at 8,151.  Subsequent MoTs in the file and available online confirm that a further 2,600 miles were added in the last 9 years. In 2009, F395 LTY spent 6 months with its second owner, an XJS aficionado, before becoming part of a private car collection where its life of occasional use has been continued. Just 1,000 miles have been added since 2011 bringing the total to 10,700 in all. The original Bill of Sale and order paperwork are on file and this remarkable Jaguar even comes with the original sales brochure in which the first owner had marked his preferred options. The original owner's handbook, wallet and radio/cassette manual remain with the car. The car presents today in truly exceptional condition having escaped the dreaded rusting and corrosion that so often lets these cars down. The interior is as magnificent and unspoiled as the exterior and the colour combination of Gloss Black with a Bordeaux interior is a delight.

A recent comprehensive service by Clarke’s Jaguar (leading XJS specialists) was completed in September 2016. The work included replacing the rear shock absorbers and springs + radius arms, new front springs, drop-link bushes and bars, a full service with all oils and fluids replaced, and the underside was cleaned and protected with Waxoyl treatment to finish. The car is ‘on the button’, drives exactly as it should with a pleasingly quiet engine, and will undoubtedly bring much pleasure to its next keeper.