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1989 Jaguar XJS XJS V 12

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: XJS
Year: 1989
Type: Coupe
Color: Red
Mileage: 48,000
Engine: V-12
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: beautiful
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Jaguar XJS XJS V 12 for sale

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This 1989 Jaguar XJS Coupe is a 48k mile example that is finished in red over Buckskin leather interior. The car is powered by a 5. 3L HE "High Efficiency" V12 driving the rear wheels through a GM-sourced 3-speed automatic transmission. I have invested over $10k in extensive engine work during his three years with the car. including all new belts. wiring work. and a resurfacing of both cylinder heads with recut valves and valve seats. The car has been regularly maintained and is sold with an extensive service history. clean Carfax. and a Tennessee title as Maine does not issue titles for cars of this age.

The paintwork shows well in photos. with only minor blemishes in typical areas such as wheel arches. Please note a 1. 25″ area of visible rust just ahead of the passenger-side rear wheel.

Just took out of hibernation and it started up without issue of hesitation. An oil change and check showed absolutely no leaks.  

The brightwork is all present and shines nicely with no obvious rust or pitting. though there is some fading on the driver-side rear chrome trim.  

Wire wheels were a common dealer or after-market option for the XJS. and this car rides on 60-spoke chrome wires. The wheels could benefit from a deep-cleaning. but are otherwise crisp with one wheel only showing some corrosion at the outer rim.

The Buckskin leather interior shows some limited creasing. but no tears. stains. or notable blemishes. The heated seats and lumbar supports work on driver side but only lumbar on the guest seat. Other interior elements are clean for their age. including door panels. wood accents. and dash pad. The fuel gauge registers only 3/4 after filling and that the cruise control has been removed. Finicky automatic seat belts have been removed and replaced with manual pull-type belts. Service history also notes the ABS indicator light comes on randomly. and the fault has been identified but not yet addressed. Braking is not affected according to my mechanic.  

The XJS center console "ski slope" trim has been replaced with a closely matching burl wood cleverly adapted to provide two stainless steel cup holders in place of the original cigar trays (available with the car). The A/C functions well. but cigar lighter is not working. A new radio and speakers with Bluetooth have been fitted. which required no new cuts in interior panels. The original radio is included in the sale.

The 5. 3L HE V12 is believed original and has no known leaks. Over $10k in mechanical service has been conducted during his three-year ownership including:
• Both cylinder heads resurfaced
• Cylinder head gaskets. seals. and O-rings replaced
• Valves and valve seats recut
• Valve clearances adjusted
• Auxiliary control valve replaced
• Oxygen sensor replaced
• Belts replaced
• Brake accumulator replaced
• Inhibitor switch at gearshift replaced
• A/C compressor and belt tensioner assemblies replaced
• Wiring tidied and labeled
Regular oil changes at 34k. 39k. 42k. 46k miles ( 48K after taking out of winter storage )

The undercarriage. drivetrain. and suspension components appear dry. with no signs of leaks from the engine or transmission. Some surface corrosion is visible. but photos show no signs of significant rust issues.

The car is accompanied by original paperwork including radio code. security sticker. Jaguar leather folder. and dealer catalog. Service history from the original and current owners is provided. Full details of the clean Carfax can be viewed in the gallery below. and reflect some gaps in ownership and service history.


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