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Jaguar XJS Cabriolet V12 — 1990

Iconic V12 XJS Cabriolet showcases Jaguar's devotion to elegance and high-performance. This car has been exceptionally well-maintained and preserved by its highly knowledgeable Jaguar aficionado and owner.

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"The owner, well-versed in the world of "Big Cat" Jaguars, has a profound understanding of the servicing and maintenance required for V12 ownership. His expertise and dedication to preserving the car's performance have resulted in an great driver's car that showcases the best qualities of the iconic Jaguar brand."

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Shaun Major
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"The owner, well-versed in the world of "Big Cat" Jaguars, has a profound understanding of the servicing and maintenance required for V12 ownership. His expertise and dedication to preserving the car's performance have resulted in an great driver's car that showcases the best qualities of the iconic Jaguar brand."


This car was originally sold in the sunny state of Florida before being imported to Sweden in 2014. It has had a few owners prior to the current enthusiast purchasing it in 2019. As a seasoned onwer of Jaguar models, this particular XJS Cabriolet met his specific criteria, given his extensive experience with similar cars in the past. The owner is also an active member of the Swedish Jaguar Club, as evidenced by his participation in the club's calendar.

Please see the owner's comments below:

Some repairs and replacements have been made due to faults that have arisen. Other repairs and replacements have been made as a preventive measure, and if, during inspection, I have received a remark about upcoming needs (i.e., not a fault), I have immediately replaced the part that was mentioned. A car like this should not accumulate small faults as it spoils the overall impression.

Other repairs have been made with knowledge that these are a weak point on this model with a V12 engine, such as overheating in the very cramped engine compartment where the entire cooling system has been replaced (and coolant channels in the block and cylinder head cleaned). The fuel hoses have also been replaced as my previous XJ-S caught fire in the engine compartment due to cracks in the hoses that leaked directly onto the distributor.

Boot Lock replaced in 2021 (apparently a weak point on this model)
Hinge left door replaced in 2021.
Tie rod end and steering gear boot replaced in 2022
Parking brake pads replaced in 2022
At the same time, the brake pads for the rear disc brakes were checked. No need to replace for a long time. Replacing the rear brake pads takes an experienced Jaguar mechanic 6.5 hours (according to Joe's Garage in Furulund), which is why many people cut corners on this.
New radiator in 2021, repair (resoldering) of the expansion tank in 2022.
New bushings for the body roll bar. Purchased but not yet installed but included.
Wheel alignment in 2022
Temperature gauge refurbished in 2021
Windshield wiper motor, washer pump replaced in 2021
Front wheel bearings replaced in 2021.
Engine and transmission removed in 2021. Cylinder head gasket was leaking and was replaced. Cylinder heads machined, block inspected and approved. All connecting rod bolts replaced.
New water pump. All coolant channels cleaned. New spark plugs. Oil + filter changed.
All fuel hoses in the engine compartment replaced.
All coolant hoses in the engine compartment replaced with silicone-based hoses in 2022.
Timing chain, timing cover gasket, chain cover gasket, timing belt replaced in 2021.
Catalytic converters replaced in 2021.
New (and more powerful) battery replaced in 2021.
Distributor cap and rotor replaced in 2023.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    94492 miles 
  • Kw / hp
    196 / 266 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Satin Beige Metallic AGA 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Your purchasing a well maintained XJS Cabriolet, as previously described, with numerous significant repairs and improvements completed. The car runs and drives as a proper XJS should, offering a truly enjoyable driving experience. The only minor issue is a ticking noise in the power steering during cold starts, which disappears once the car has warmed up and is being driven. All electrical components are in working order, including windows, mirrors, seats, and the roof, with no pixelation on the displays. This classic Jaguar is ready for its new owner to cherish and enjoy and just had a new oil and filter service in April.

  • Interior condition:

    The interior of this Jaguar features beautiful beige leather seats that are in great condition, showing no damage, just normal wear. The instrument panels and wooden trims are clean and well-maintained, contributing to the car's overall charm. A Motolita steering wheel adds a touch of elegance (though the original wheel is included in the sale), along with the gear knob. The carpets are in good shape, with only slight wear on the edges of the driver's mat.

  • Exterior condition:

    The bodywork is straight and has clean lines with no signs of damage or rust, and this extends to the underbody as well. The paintwork is well-maintained and presentable, with only a few minor blemishes. The alloy wheels are clean and attractive, fitted with quality tires that ensure a smooth and comfortable ride.

    The convertible roof is in good condition, with only a small scuff to note (refer to the picture provided), and it comes with a clip-on cover for added protection.

  • General condition:

    Well maintained car that has been diligently cared for by its owner. With a simple turn of the key, you can enjoy the captivating purr of the V12 engine, making it the perfect companion for unforgettable summer adventures.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2022-06-21
Ursprungsbesiktning: 2014-07-03 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 2014-07-16 (900101)
Senast godkända besiktning: 2022-06-02
Besiktigad tom: 2024-05-31
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 4

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007

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Collection must take place before: 2023-06-08.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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