Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Tourer, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJS made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 saloon platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the XJ-S debuted as a V12-powered Coupe. It was not until 1988 that a full convertible became available, however, and it was a marvel of engineering. The 5.3 V12 Convertible is acknowledged as the XJS Convertible in its purest form.
The XJS Convertible was an instant hit, it helped secure the model’s production for another eight years. In 1991, the XJS was mildly face-lifted with smoked rear light clusters and a new instrument layout. Now available with a 4.0 six-cylinder engine, buyers either chose this all new engine or waited for the 1992 introduction of the 6.0 V12. As such, this car was to be one of the very few 5.3 V12 Convertibles to be ordered new during 1992, and among the last so produced.
Body: 2 Doors Convertible
Exterior: Regency Red Metallic
Interior: Magnolia Leather
Driver's Side: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 53,700KM (Not certain of accuracy)
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
THIS MOTOR CAR:
According to the production record certificate by Jaguar Heritage Trust, this XJS V12 5.3 was manufactured on 22 October 1992 with a GM 400 Automatic Transmission, making it one of the last 5.3 V12 produced before a new 6.0L V12 was introduced for this model. First delivered to British Motor Ltd Hong Kong on November 2nd, 1992 and registered in January 1993. The car has 7 previous owners when the seller bought this car back in 2018. The car was subsequently sent to marque specialist Knowles-Wilkins Engineering (KWE) for a complete restoration whereas the car has gone through a full bare-metal respray in the same Regency Red Metallic. Full KWE S1 suspension, brake, steering renewal and upgrade. A KWE V12 intensive Engine service, automatic transmission and differential rebuild. Electrical, fuel, air condition system overhaul along with full leather, woods, hood and carpet re-trim. The reborn car was completed on April 10th, 2019 at a total cost of over 850,000 HKD
Original Hong Kong delivered car and one of the last 5.3 V12 XJS Convertible out of the production
"Reborn" by Jaguar marque specialist Knowles-Wilkins Engineering in the UK
Mechanically overhauled and in excellent driving condition
Classic Insider condition score: 85 points out of 100
Bare-metal restored Original. Benefitted from overhaul by marque specialist in the UK, the paintwork and bodywork are still in good condition except for some stone chips from regular highway use. Wheels are curb-free and shod with 2018 tires. Inside, the magnolia leather presents well, but drive's seat showing some wear and tear, good condition on the dash, shifter and steering wheel. Mechanically overhauled to a very high standard, lifting the bonnet reveals a tidy engine bay. The automatic transmission performs without hesitation and shifts confidently through the gears. The convertible hood and mechanism are in excellent working condition.
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SERVICE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
Production record trace certificate by Jaguar Heritage Trust
Knowles -Wilkins Engineering (KWE) Reborn certificate and associated invoices for full restoration work
Repair records from Auto Dynamics from 2019 till today
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