Here we have a true design classic, the first, and most desirable, iteration of the XJ-s range. It is a 1979 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Pre-HE, Automatic, finished in Cotswold Yellow with Cinammon Leather Interior. As with early XJ-S models, she has the black rear number plater surround, no chrome on the bumpers and no wood inside, just as it should be! Our car drives perfectly, is absolutely solid and is showign a believed genuine 35k Miles from new, please inspect the car yourself to asceratin the condition of this car, it is absolutely original and drives superbly.
With E-Type sales falling and an outright ban on convertibles looming in its most important export market – the USA – Jaguar addressed the problem of defining its successor as the 1960s drew to a close. Code named ‘XJ27’, the car that would evolve into the XJ-S was styled by Malcolm Sayer, the man responsible for the E-Type, under the fatherly eye of Jaguar boss, Sir William Lyons. Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Routier, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 saloon platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the XJ-S debuted at the 1976 Frankfurt Motor Show as a V12-powered coupé, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions following in the 1980s, the expected ban on open cars having failed to materialise. The XJ-S would go on to become Jaguar’s best-selling sports car ever, well in excess of 115,000 being made up the time production ceased in April 1996.
Our car was supplied new by Byatts in Stoke On Trent and has only had 2 owners from new, the last for 27 years, there was about £3k spent on service work in 2016 and the car has been driven regularly since then, I have used her daily for a few weeks now and thoroughly enjoy her. She coems with a few invoices but not a complete service history but any inspection will show the condition of the car to be fantastic. Please get intouch if you think this lovely Pre-HE might be for you.