1985 Jaguar XJS V12 HE Project

1985 Jaguar XJS

Technical specifications of Jaguar XJS 1985

Price: US $3,000.00
Item location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Make: Jaguar
Model: XJS
SubModel: HE
Type: Coupe
Year: 1985
Mileage: 36000
VIN: SAJNV5849FC119766
Color: Burgundy
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
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

This Jaguar shows 36,000 miles on the odometer, but is exempt on the title because of its age. Judging by the condition of the car, I believe this is accurate. From the appearance, this Jaguar looks as if it sat undriven for several years in Florida and as a result it needs attention. Therefore it is being sold as a restoration project. These cars are becoming very valuable and sought after in the automotive collector world.
The exterior is very nice, but there are areas where the paint has chipped, door dings, minor scrap. There are two areas of the rear window that has bubbled up. Some of the rubber seals have dried out and need replacement. Other than that the exterior is in good condition. Chrome is excellent and overall paint is nice and shiny, but should be repainted. Interior shows very well with almost no cracks in the wood. There is one small crack in the rear seat. Engine compartments shows fine and very clean truck area. Undercarriage is very clean. Tires are fairly new. The wheel rims are color coordinated to the main body of the car. The V12 engine runs smoothly except has a tapping noise. A retired mechanic friend of mine said it sounds like a sticky valve, but I honestly don't know what it is. The transmission hesitates before it shifts into third gear.
This appears to be a very low mileage Jaguar and great candidate for restoration as you will see by the pictures. That is why I bought this car, but I have owned it over a year I can see that I will never get to this project. I am selling this car at a loss (I paid $7,000 in September 2018). Hagerty has these cars as one to watch for appreciation over the next few years and has the value of a Concours condition Jaguar XJS at $32,000. I must sell this car because I have no room leftin my carriage house. It is currently being stored in auto warehouse. Please email me with any questions and to schedule a time to view. I'm located in central Virginia. My price is negotiable!!!!

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