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SAJNA3844JC145443

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Record Creation: Entered on 13 August 2019.

 

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2019-08-13 16:27:21 | pauls writes:

Car was on BAT
bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-jaguar-xjs-3/
Sold For $18,500 On 1/17/17

Seller's description:
Lot #3023
Seller: cohenx4
Location: Huntington Station, New York 11746
Chassis: SAJNA3844JC145443
9,646 Miles
5.3 Liter V12
Automatic Transmission
Unmodified
Original Top
Clean Carfax
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

This 1988 Jaguar XJ-SC shows just 9,646 miles and is a US-spec example that has reportedly been owned by collectors from new. The XJ-SC launched in Europe in 1983 and was the first open-topped XJS offered. This unmodified example is powered by a 5.3 liter V12 paired to an automatic transmission and is equipped with functional air conditioning and interior power features. The most recent service included new fluids, filters, and a brake service. The car is sold with a clean Carfax and a clean New York title assigned to the selling dealer.

The SC was an interim model that debuted ahead of the full cabriolet XJ-S. According to some sources, the SC is actually somewhat stiffer than the fully closed car thanks to the extra bracing and partial top. The paintwork shows a deep, even gloss, and this Jaguar has no history of accidents or bodywork. The Haartz cloth top is original.

The top can be used in several configurations. With all of the panels in place the car is effectively a coupe. The center roof panel is removable in two sections, while the rear panel is retractable. The folding rear section features a glass window with electric defroster.

This XJ-SC retains all of its correct equipment, including the original wheels and lighting. Trim appears to be in good condition throughout. The five spoke wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P4 tires, though the spare wears an older Pirelli.

The finish is believed to be all original, and consistent paint meter readings are shown throughout the car.

US-bound XJ-SCs were all highly optioned, V12-powered cars. This example retains its original radio and automatic climate control with working air conditioning. The wood veneers appear to be free of cracking and fading, and the fragile dash vents are all intact.

Some wear is visible on the driver’s upper bolster from ingress and egress, but the rest of the blue upholstery is in good condition. The carpets and floor mats look clean with a deep pile, and the edging throughout the cabin is intact.

Gauges are the correct early type, with drum-style auxiliary gauges mounted between the speedometer and tachometer. The 9,546 miles indicated are reported as accurate.

The 5.3 liter V12 is unmodified and was rated at 262 horsepower and 290 lb-ft. of torque when new. The engine is backed by a GM-sourced Turbo-Hydramatic transmission that shifts smoothly per the seller. When the previous owner acquired the car it received a full service, including the replacement of all filters, fluids, and a brake service. A few other small items were addressed, including the replacement of a top seal and a new antenna cap.

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