1987 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Targa – Auction Withdrawn

May 14, 2022 Update – The seller withdrew his listing from further consideration.

Guys With Rides is pleased to offer this very rare 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC Targa in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the current caretaker. Bidding opened Wednesday, May 11, 2022, and will continue for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

This V12-powered 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC Targa currently resides in Clearwater, Florida

This particular example is a rare find in the luxury market as it represents one of just 1,710 built for the 1987 model year.


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Introduced in 1982, the Jaguar XJ-SC Targa Cabriolet was an early design solution to provide consumers with a convertible version of the popular XJ-S Coupe. Exceptionally unique, it consisted of two removable roof panels, and a folding rear section similar to a 1930’s landau cabriolet style roof. Used together or individually, they offered owners an easy way to choose the style appropriate for either their mood or weather conditions.  These XJ-SC models were manufactured from 1982 until early 1988, with just a total of just 5,013 produced for the entire world. Of those, 3,415 would be left-hand drive, with 2,915 were equipped with the powerful V12 engine and automatic transmission. Rarely seen on the market today, they have become a unique conversation piece at Jaguar events and club gatherings. The example featured here is one of only 1,710 produced for the 1987 model year.  The cabriolet models featured reinforced frames for stability that handles better than other Jaguar XJS standard models.

Offered here is a final year production 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC Cabriolet finished in a gorgeous factory color combination of Dorchester Grey Metallic over Navy Blue leather interior. This example features its original 5.3L High-Efficiency V12 SOHC power plant mated to a durable three-speed automatic.  The seller (and third owner) purchased the car from the fastidious prior caretaker who owned the Jaguar for over twenty years and consistently maintained it and preserved it in the condition presented here. Recent work done includes new vacuum hoses, fuel lines, relays, tune-up, and oil pressure switch. This is a classic that is driven often and is in clean condition. The paint and interior are all presentable for an unrestored car. The seller reports their Jaguar is turnkey and ready to drive and enjoy.

Features on this special XJ-SC include climate-controlled air conditioning, an on-board trip computer, power windows/locks, power-adjustable mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM/Cassette audio system, telescoping steering column, burled elm trim, rear locking storage compartments, bodyside moldings, glove box vanity mirror, locking gas cap, and more.

The complimentary CarFax® below confirms this 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC is an accident-free example.  To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:


To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Targa, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!


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