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1992 Jaguar XJS Coupe

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£8,480

  • Mileage~66,500
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.3L
  • LocationHeathfield

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1992 Jaguar XJS Coupe

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Introduction

Alan Stuart
Professional Consigner

The last of the old-school Jaguars, they have a huge cult following and the stock of the XJS has been rising steadily over time.

Development for the XJS started in the late 60’s and, when it became available in 1975, a 21-year production run began that made it Jaguars longest running model. As the successor to the E-Type the XJ-S had a tough act to follow but Jaguar didn’t play safe, using aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer to pen the initial design. One of the first designers to apply aerodynamic principles to mainstream production cars, Sayer died tragically in 1970 and the design mantle was picked up by Jaguars in house team.

The car was launched with a 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine before Jaguar announced the 5.3L V12 in 1985; outputting impressive figures of ~291BHP.

This car comes fresh to auction, having been in the careful hands of Pete for the past 5 years, finished in arguably the best colour combination, Signal Red over Magnolia and has clearly been cherished by its fastidious owners.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Pete the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I've thoroughly enjoyed owning this luxurious GT Tourer, although I hardly covered any miles over the last 5 years.

Pete will be sad to see his XJS go after 5 enjoyable years of ownership with the car. He has decided has to make a little more room in his garage and this "Signal Red" over magnolia XJS is the first to go. It's currently kept in a heated and dehumidifier garage with the odometer reading 66,590, having only covered ~2,400 miles in the past 10 years.

Although Pete has covered very few miles over the past 5 years he has not skimped on upkeep, reporting having spent upwards of £8,000 on maintenance, which includes a Fenair air condition system, new brakes, shocks and suspension, while attending to any previous corrosion. Pete will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this lovely XJS in the comments below.

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Exterior

A bold step change in design, the XJS was a little like marmite at launch - now gaining in appreciation, it's clear why.

Wheels and Tyres

The original lattice 15" alloy wheels look great all around on this example, with no curb damage noted.

They are wrapped in Pirelli P600's on each corner and dated 1998/2007. There appears to be a good amount of tread left on each tyre. Pete searched around especially to find the "P600s" as these were the original tyres to come fitted to the car from the factory, a lovely touch.

Bodywork

The bodywork on this car is of a very high standard, it's not the 'usual' standard that you'll often come across, careful ownership and stored in a heated dehumidified garage has definitely helped.

The shut lines and panel gaps all look great and flush with no signs of accident repairs in the past, with the underside of the car looking to be clean and solid without any damage.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in a very attractive and classic "Signal Red" which combines very nicely with the magnolia leather interior.

The paint looks even in finish and colour across all the panels. Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The chrome trim around the car appears in great condition with no obvious signs of pitting. The glass looks great with no signs of cracks, chips or discolouration.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed tour.

Interior

A versatile and usable grand tourer with the addition of two rear seats finished in luxurious full leather magnolia.

Seats and Carpets

Equipped with electrically adjustable, heated XJS seats, finished in magnolia leather make the cabin a very comfortable and luxurious place to be, especially on long journeys.

We observed some very light creasing to the driver's seat bolster and the slightest patch of wear to the carpet, however, all the seats look great for the age and mileage of the car. The cabin matches the rest of the car, in great condition throughout. The original Jaguar carpets are wrapped in protective plastic.

Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the interior.

Dashboard

Clear, unmarked instruments set in the signature "Burl Walnut" dash lets you know this cool cat is a serious grand tourer. The wood is in great condition throughout. The classic dials and gauges are a delight to look at and add to the classic experience in this XJS.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The classic XJS steering wheel with gold cat crest looks in great condition, along with the automatic gear selector and surrounding area in line with the interior of the car.

Mechanics

Although the cars covered little miles over the past 10 years, no expenses has been spared to maintain the upkeep of the fine V12 block.

Engine and Gearbox

This car has been subject to main dealer and specialist services throughout it's life, just what you want to see with a V12.

The engine bay is presented in a very smart condition. We've captured a detailed mechanical video that shows the car out on the road and a view under and around the engine bay. Please take a look at the detailed media pack to see a closer view of the clean mechanics.

Suspension and Brakes

Pete reports this XJS upholds its prompt stopping power and mentions the car received new brakes, springs and shocks over his ownership. Both the suspension and brakes are in full working order with no unusual sounds or vibrations when driving.

The Drive

This is the grand tourer you want for a summer full of cruising and country hopping. With the large V12 you'll be able to cruise effortlessly with tonnes of power to tap into.

Electrics and Other

All of the electrics on the car are said to be working, including the lighting and locking systems.

Pete reports fitting a Fenair air condition system to keep cool air flowing through the cabin.

History and Paperwork

An increasingly popular grand tourer with the silky smooth 5.3L V12, finished in Signal Red over Magnolia.

The car comes with a great amount of provenance over it's lifetime, with many main dealer and specialist services. Pete has covered very little miles over the past 5 years, yet he has not skimped on upkeep, spending upwards of £8,000 on maintenance, which includes a Fenair air condition system. Take a look at the history files in the media pack for a detailed view of the work carried out including the heritage trust certificate.

Pete will be happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
11.10.2021 MOT 66,590
08.10.2020 MOT 66,549
25.10.2019 MOT 66,410
15.10.2018 MOT 66,356
13.10.2017 MOT 66,127
11.04.2017 Service 65,624
14.10.2016 MOT 65,519
25.06.2015 MOT 64,974
15.12.2014 MOT 64,863
28.10.2013 Service 64,620
08.08.2013 MOT 64,500
11.08.2012 MOT 64,369
13.08.2011 MOT 64,181
28.08.2010 MOT 64,028
10.07.2010 Service 64,003
29.08.2009 MOT 63,866
16.08.2008 MOT 63,394
13.07.2007 MOT 63,117
23.08.2006 MOT 62,173
16.08.2005 Service (MD) 62,171
30.07.2003 Service (MD) 60,698
15.08.2000 Service (MD) 54,938
11.03.1999 Service (MD) 48,586
12.03.1998 Service (MD) 45,217
27.03.1997 Service (MD) 42,050
10.09.1996 Service (MD) 40,437
09.10.1995 Service (MD) 29,116
06.09.1994 Service (MD) 17,167
19.10.1993 Service (MD) 7,870
08.03.1993 Service (MD) 5,142
10.09.1992 Service (MD) 3,797
01.06.1992 Service (MD) 1,339
Key Details
  • ModelXJ-S V12
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date12.03.1992
  • CC5,344
  • Mileage~66,500
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourSignal Red
  • Interior ColourMagnolia
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SAJJNAEW3EN179845
  • Engine #8S083303SJ
  • MOTYes. Exp - 24.10.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre BrandPirelli P600
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned5 years
  • Key FeatureOwnership







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tim441
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tim441

The car does look in really good condition.
Can I ask does the Fenair air-conditioning system completely replace the old R 12 system or is it just supplementary to the existing?

JECman
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JECman

Hi Peter, the car looks a credit to you, can you confirm if the pictures of the offside sill are correct and show rust it looks like this is around the front wheel jacking point.

EHAQUE
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EHAQUE

Hi. Is this car showing any rust underneath OR under the floor mats as this is not clear from pictures. Was this dry stored? Any bubble appearing around wings, bumper, bonnets or rear bumper or wheel arch area? do you have a cover for this car? When MOT EXPIRES ? Does it need a road tax? if so how much and what is the current insurance premium?

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