1980 W Jaguar XJS PRE-H.E 5.3 AUTO COTSWOLD/BLACK LEATHER-3 OWNERS-29000 MILES
Sale price: £12,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 12.03.2014
Car location: Peterborough, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
|Interior/Comfort Options:||Air Conditioning, Central Locking, Leather Seats|
|In-Car Audio:||AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player|
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1980 W Jaguar XJS PRE-H.E 5.3 AUTO COTSWOLD/BLACK LEATHER-3 OWNERS-29000 MILES for sale
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Introduced originally in September 1975 this stunning new sports GT was built to take on the Aston Martin V8. Ferrari 400 and the legendary Porsche 911. Being so very different from the E-Type it replaced. the XJ-S initially had a slow start but soon gained pace with a new following of loyal customers giving this new breed of cat an impressive 21 year life and sales of over 115. 00. The XJ-S offered a very different type of motoring with the silky smooth ride of the big XJ and performance similar to Porsche and Ferrari but at half the price. I love watching episodes of the New Avengers and Return of the Saint seeing the suave Mike Gambit and Simon Templer flying around London and the continent in their XJ-Ss - these cars were a real gentleman's express.
This example is truly unique having covered only 29. 00 miles. Purchased new by David Carruthers (partner of John Laing menswear LTD) who owned it until 2005 having covered only 26. 00 miles. He then sold it to a lifelong friend. Gerald Stokes. who owned it for the next 5 years taking it to 27. 00 miles. He then in turn sold it to another friend Gerald Scargill (Davids original business partner of John Laing LTD) who had always admired the car from the moment he first saw it back in 1980. We have a huge history file with every MOT from new. service receipts (even the first one £125 @1125 miles). original price list. old petrol receipts. old tax discs and a letter from Lex Motor Co thanking Mr Carruthers for his purchase.
I have driven this car (on dry days only) for the past few weeks covering over 300 miles. It has been a pure joy and with so many admiring glances you feel really privileged to be driving this design masterpiece. The engine and gearbox perform exactly as they did 35 years ago. The gear changes are almost undetectable and the V12 engine still does what it does best offering silky silent performance which impresses me as it did 26 years ago when I first owned one. I do feel these cars don't get the praise they deserve and reading the original road tests its apparent that the XJ-S was always a truly great car that should be celebrated as one of Jaguars proudest achievements. I am sure in another 20 years we will see the best models of this first generation of XJ-S commanding figures of £50. 00 plus as we have with the E-Type.
THIS ORIGINAL MODEL OF XJ-S IS THE ONE I FELL IN LOVE WITH 38 YEARS AGO. BE QUICK OR I MAY JUST KEEP IT AS ITS LOWER MILEAGE THAN MY OWN EXAMPLE!
Call me anytime on 07850825266 - David
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Comments and questions to the seller:from dean cooke, dated 23 june 2016
Hi just noticed your Jaguar, did you manage too sell?
from Simon Howell, dated 02 october 2014
Great looking car. Probably sold though?
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