JCNA Member: 1994 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible 57K Survivor – Sold?

Aug 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

November 10th Update: We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this car expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Anytime you have the opportunity to buy a classic car from an owner belonging to the brand’s owner’s club, it’s a barometer the car they are offering for sale has been lovingly cared for properly.  Even better is when you have proof they enjoy showing their car at events.  Our latest example is this 1994 Jaguar XJS V12 convertible listed recently on Craigslist in Guilford, Connecticut by a Jaguar Clubs of North America (“JCNA”) member for the asking price of $15,950   Comparing this ask against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Jag priced $350 below the #3 “Good” appraisal of $16,400.

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 elected to pay a $17,000 premium 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.

We still enjoy Doug DeMuro’s quirky review of the Jaguar XJS he posted on YouTube about one year ago:

While we’re sure the maintenance records of this Jag will be exemplary, we still recommend having a Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) completed to ensure there are no upcoming expensive surprises on this otherwise stunning low-mileage XJS.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Super rare, super low miles (only 56,900), 2nd owner, fully loaded including CD changer, a/c, electric windows, electric top, heated seats.

The 6.0 liter V12 was a $17,000 option back in 1994 which made it a $82,550 car back then

Please do not confuse it with the older (pre 1994) 5.3 liter V12 with its three speed automatic and the famously sketchy electronics.

This particular one has absolutely no rust or rot, always been winterized in a heated garage, only driven on special occasions, never been in snow or ice and owned by a Jaguar Club member.
Two set of wheels, 5 x silver 15″ snowflake original Jaguar rims with brand new tires and 4 x silver/gold 5-star original Jaguar 16″ rims with tires ca 75% thread left plus one 15″ unused space-saver spare tire
Completely stock plus a built-in (stealth) period correct radar detector

Come and see this beauty in person

Do you have a Jaguar XJS story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!


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