Rare Cat: 1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0 V12 Coupe – SOLD!
July 24th Update: We confirmed the private seller deleted their Craigslist posting of their gorgeous Jag we originally featured June 19, 2020, so we’re calling this one, “Sold!”
First launched in 1975 as the replacement for the XKE, Jaguar’s XJS contemporary styling managed to keep the car relevant 19 years on as this 1994 Flamenco Red over Cream Leather 6.0L V12 Coupe listed in Sudbury, Massachusetts proves proves. Said to be only one of 109 imported to the U.S. that model year, the current caretaker had it listed for $14,000. A check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his XJS priced $1,100 above the current #3 “Good” estimate of $12,900.
Jaguar launched XJS Series 3 in May 1991 under Ford Motor Company’s new ownership, as a division of its Premier Auto Group. Ford dropped the model name’s hyphen, marketing it as the XJS. The rear side windows appeared enlarged despite having identical glass apertures as the earlier cars, and the buttresses remained, minimized by the new side window trim. Designer Geoff Lawson noted the buttresses were part of the car’s character.
Buyers had a choice of two engines. Most opted for a new 4.0-liter version of the Jaguar’s AJ6 inline-six engine while a select few opted for the revised V12 now displacing 6.0 liters rated at 304 horsepower. Outboard rear brakes replaced the more complicated inboard brakes of previous models. With the introduction of the 6.0-litre V12, the transmission was also updated to a GM 4L80E with a fourth-gear overdrive, while the automatic six-cylinder models continued with the electronic ZF4HP24E transmission.
Based on the seller’s description, he’s recently had his XJS sorted both cosmetically and mechanically and reports he’s only selling to make room for another toy. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Selling my gorgeous and very rare face lift late model 1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0 V12. Car is in Flamenco Red with Cream interior contrasted with maroon piping. Car is running strong and has $7K of receipts spent on her. Recent work includes – New Rear inner/outer wheel bearings, rotors and pads, brake pressure accumulator, Rear pinion seal, full overhaul of smog system including new check valves, secondary air valve, cleaned the air rails (no CEL lights), spark plugs, leads, Distrbutor cap, fluids and all belts, front left upper control arm bushings, New hankook tires, new alternator, new AC condensor, drier bottle and expansion valve.
Car also had a recent paint correction and a full wheel Refurbishment. Paint is original and in good condition. Interior leather and wood is beautiful. Car looks stunning, and drives perfectly. Selling as I am making space for another toy.
If you know these cars, then you know what this is and that there are very few late model 6.0 V12 coupes that come up for sale (1 or 109 imported in 1994 to the US)
Clean carfax, Clean MA title in hand“
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