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1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE
(Featured on 9th July 2013)

Make: Jaguar
Model: XJS
Year: 1981

Sellers original description:

Finished in beautiful rich Chestnut metallic with biscuit leather trim. Originally purchased new on the 1st August 1981 from Henlys (London) at the cost of £18105 (original bill with history file). The one and only fastidious owner from Surrey never drove this car in bad weather, choosing to store his XJS in a dehumidified garage with the wheels removed for most the cars life. I have now covered almost 300 dry miles (now 600 miles in 20 years) and have to say its been a pure joy, with so many admiring glances you feel really privileged to be driving this design masterpiece. Every part of this car still feels new, its just so smooth and effortless to drive, exactly as the road tests said it was over 30 years ago. The underside is of similar condition still having all the original components that Jaguar built it with, even down to the exhausts which still have their British Leyland stamps to them. This is number 158/49647 of the high efficiency model which was launched July 1981 and built for 11 years. The H.E model boasted 20% more economy and power up from 285 to 299 BHP over the old model. No changes were made to the body only subtle revisions to the level of trim such as wider road wheels (starfish alloys), chrome bumpers and burr walnut dash/door capings. We have all original service/handbooks plus many previous MOTs (starting with the first 1984 – 4631mile certificate). The youngest E-Type is only 6 years older than our XJS, if this was a 1 owner 14,000 mile series 3 E Type 5.3 coupe, the price would be around £100,000. Im sure the values of this model will soar over the next few years as all previous Jaguar sports models have. This surely is a Blue chip investment and so much more fun than money in the bank.

Photos:

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE 1

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Front

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE 2

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Back

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Boot

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Doors Open

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Engine Bay 1

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Engine Bay 2

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Interior

1981 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE Rear Interior

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