RARE! 1 of 8 Circuit Show Car XJS V12 Collection Classic! One Owner - 36k miles!

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Trout Run, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XJS
  • SubModel: RARE! Circuit Show Car! Collectors!! 1 of 8 built!
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: XJS Collection Classic
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 36,000
  • VIN: SAJTW5849MC178771
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1991 Jaguar XJS RARE! Circuit Show Car! Collectors!! 1 of 8 built!

Here is your chance to own a truly unique and rare V12 Jaguar XJS. This is a very special factory Jaguar show car. There are no others like it for sale on eBay, r online anywhere else that I can find. (*****I am hoping some of you Jaguar experts out there might be able to help with the rarity of the car, r provide any additional information on it. I have searched and searched online and have yet to find one like this one. I am a car guy, ut unfortunately Jaguars are outside of my area of expertise. If anyone has any additional information that would be helpful for me that I could post with this auction, t would be extremely appreciated!!)
Up for your consideration is an original ONE OWNER Red Jaguar XJS V12 Collection Classic Coupe with only 36k original documented miles. You are purchasing this from the original owner and it comes with original dealership bill of sale and service records since new. Comes with original owners manuals & a lot of misc documentation, large folder of service records, nd 2 sets of factory keys.
Details:The car belongs to my Aunt, ho purchased it brand new from Ladd Hanford Jaguar in Lebanon PA on 12/23/1991. It has been her baby since new, owever, t is impractical for at this stage of her life, nd she has lost her storage spot for it. She has reluctantly agreed to part with it so I am trying to help her out.It appears that the car is a very special one. At the time of purchase they were told by the General Manager of the dealership, ob Lawson, hat this was one of only 8 like cars built by Jaguar, pecifically for the Jaguar show circuit. They were told this XJS was extremely rare and that this was the ONLYone of these cars that was sold east of the Mississippi. The other 7 remained and were sold on the west coast. They were told that this one differs from standard XJS's in that is has the following Jaguar factory modifications:
- Factory Jaguar lower body ground effects package (I have not yet found one online with this same package, here seem to be none anywhere)- Red piping on the seats (I haven't found one with this either)- Dual exhaust splitters (surrounded in the body-painted rear fiberglass valance) - again, he only one like it I have found.- Hand-painted tan pinstripe (supposedly done by a famous artist, ut neither of them can remember the name of the person). No others seem to have this same pin stripe that I can find online. It is a very high quality job!
There could also be some other differences, ut this is what they remembered. After exhaustive internet searching, would agree that it is definitely not a typical XJS and is unlike any others I can find.
She has a ton of original documentation for the car, ut has not been able to locate the window sticker. The VIN for the car is SAJTW5849MC178771. It is extremely original right down to the Jaguar stereo and even the original dealership license plate surround is still intact. It is exceptionally clean and unmolested under the hood as well (what an engine! Very impressive!)
The car is currently PA state inspected until the end of November.
Options/Equipment that I know of include:
- Power Steering- Power Brakes- 4 Wheel ABS brakes- Leather seats- Heated seats (driver and passenger) neither seat is heating from what I can see.- Power lumbar seats (works fine)- 4-way power mirrors (work fine)- Cruise control (I could not get it to work, ut may have been doing something wrong)- Climate control A/C (not blowing cold)- Original Jaguar AM/FM/Cassette security stereo- Power door locks (work fine)- Power windows (work fine)- Power antenna (works fine)- Intermittent wipers (work fine, s does the windshield washer/mist system)- Rear defogger (haven't tested)- Fog lamps- Driver air bag- Tilt Wheel- Tinted glass- 4 Wheel Disc Brakes- Travel computer, ells distance, iles per gallon, nd several other features- OEM Jaguar chrome spoke rims- Jaguar burl-wood shift knob (Aunt Sally didn't like the one that came on it and had the dealer install this one)
Here is what I have found that it needs: The car has been driven very minimally over the past 10 years or so and has mainly sat in her garage. I drove it approximately 30 miles to my house a few days ago (I couldn't believe all the heads it was turning!). It starts and runs fine. Shifts smoothly. Brakes fine, tc. It does need an alignment as there is a pull to the right when driving. Also, he tires are aging and they are definitely needing balanced. I did notice a "clinking" sound in the front end when you hit a bump. It sounds like shocks to me, hey are probably originals. With only 36,000 miles and having been driven mainly on the highway & on paved roads, can't imagine it is anything serious. The only damage I've seen worth noting on the exterior is on the front fiberglass ground effects package in front of the passenger side front tire (see pics). My Aunt said she scuffed it on a curb awhile back. There is also a very light door ding on the passenger side door. Very light and could be removed by a paintless dent guy. Did not chip the paint and it was small enough that I could not get it to show up in a pic. It is light but wanted to note it. There is also one scratch worth noting right under the driver side window (please see pics) Otherwise, he car is straight and I didn't see any body damage, ents etc to speak of. The only thing the interior needs is the headliner fixed, t is drooping. The material is in good condition, am sure that it could be removed and reattached. Lastly, he struts that hold the hood up have lost their strength so will need replaced.
There is NO RUST on the car anywhere and the paint shines about like new. It is not faded anywhere, he chrome is all bright & shiny and in excellent condition. The black rubber on the bumpers is nice as well and not faded.
The interior of this car is very close to mint throughout. It is 100% stock and original. Never been out and never modified in any way. You can see by the pics how nice the seats are. The back seat doesn't look like it's been sat in! There are a couple of dark spots on the driver seat as seen in the pics, believe they would come off but I wasn't sure what to use or try and I didn't want to take a chance on such expensive seats. The only other thing worth noting on the inside is that the burl wood on top of the console in the shifter area has a few light hairline cracking from age - see pics. The ash trays in the car are unused and like new.
The car was her baby and she took very good care of it and always had it serviced when it needed something. I have a file that is about 2 inches thick full of service receipts over the years.
The car is located in Trout Run PA. You are more than welcome to view it by appointment. The car has a current PA inspection that expires the end of November 2015. The car runs and drives and can be test driven, owever, would recommend having it transported to its new home. The tires (BF Goodrich Comp TA's), hile showing excellent tread are aged and I would not trust them. Plus, s noted prior, hey are in need of balancing. Also, s I mentioned prior, t does pull to the right so needs an alignment. I am selling the car as-is, here is with no warranty expressed or implied. This is a 24 year old vehicle and, hile I have described it in detail to the very best of my ability, would encourage any potential buyers to come and see it in person so you can see it first hand, or yourself.
As noted, he car needs a little work, ut nothing that appears major. It is a gorgeous vehicle and is ready for it's 2nd owner ever! Someone is going to get a very nice Jaguar that is pretty much like a time capsule!
Clear title in hand and can be transferred any time!
If you are serious about purchasing this car and would like to speak with the original owner on the phone to get more details and/or history on the car, lease contact me.
Payment:$500 non-refundable paypal deposit due within 48 hours of auction close. We will work out the details of the balance and timeframe for pickup from there. Cash on pickup is preferred. Unless we are meeting at a local bank branch where we can cash the check together, NY check will need to be deposited and 100% clear before the title will be released. Wire transfer is also a possible option.
Shipping:Transportation of the car, ncluding all transportation costs is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Car will need picked up within 2 weeks of auction close unless other arrangements are discussed and agreed upon in advance of the auction closing. I can possibly store the car a little longer if needed for a fee, roviding the car is paid for in full within 2 weeks of the auction close. I can be available to help load the car.
Reserve:PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME ASKING ME TO DISCLOSE THE RESERVE AMOUNT. Disclosing the reserve can discourage a bidder from bidding at all if they feel the reserve is too high, herefore I will not reveal the reserve. If you are interested in the car, lease bid on it. My Aunt is very motivated to sell the car and the reserve is very fair. We want to sell the car.
Keep in mind, his is a special Jaguar, t is not like any others listed on eBay. See for yourself.
Thanks for looking. Feel free to ask any questions!