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1990 Jaguar XJS



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1990 Jaguar




Engine Size
5.3L V12
3 Speed Automatic
62,972 (Actual)
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Every time we see one of these gorgeous Jaguars, we wonder why they don't cost thousands more than they do. Even a late XJS with a V12 like this 1990 model are cheaper than a 5-year-old Honda and with proper maintenance, they're far from the reliability nightmares that their ancestors were. So here's a great opportunity to own an A-list grand tourer for pennies on the dollar. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone how affordable it really is!

This early 1990 XJS retains all the styling of the earlier models, as it was built before the July 1990 facelift. I call that a bonus, not a demerit, as the "facelift" only seemed to add boy-racer styling to one of the most striking and attractive designs of the 1970s. As a result, this car has a timeless elegance that will never be dated. The elegant light blue paint certainly helps with that air of refinement and the big cat never needs to make a scene, so subtlety is key. It's very nicely presented with only light signs of age and use, with a few paint repairs here and there to keep it looking fit. The flying buttresses are as dramatic here as they were when they first showed up in 1976 and Jaguar really knew how to use chrome, as there's just enough to show off the many wonderful details but not so much as to give it a heavy look. If nothing else, this Jag is impeccably dressed.

And if you want impressive tailoring, just wait until you see inside! Beautifully upholstered blue leather buckets are matched by deep wool carpets and real burled walnut trim to make one of the most attractive interiors of the decade. The British have always been superb at combining materials in the most elegant way possible, and this car even smells expensive when you first climb in. Big, easy-to-read gauges are fitted in the dash and the airbag steering wheel eliminates the pesky passive restraints that plagued earlier cars. There's a later AM/FM/CD stereo in the dash that sounds decent in the hushed interior. Everything was standard equipment in the XJS, including A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt wheel, which was extremely uncommon in the early days of airbags. Aside from some slightly faded carpets, this interior is shockingly well-preserved for being nearly 25 years old. Even the trunk is nicely tailored and surprisingly large and includes a full-sized spare with matching alloy wheel.

The 5.3 liter V12 engine provides the kind of effortless performance that you'd expect from Coventry's biggest cat. It's smooth and torquey, perfect for American roads, but highly refined with the most delicious exhaust note this side of a Ferrari Daytona. And while it's true that a neglected XJS can be insanely expensive to put right, a well-maintained one like this is a joy to own and remarkably easy on the wallet. Documented service work includes an A/C system overhaul, a new radiator, new brakes, a fresh fan clutch and alternator, replacement power steering pump, and a replacement exhaust system, so it's ready to enjoy. The transmission is a GM-sourced TH400 3-speed automatic (yes, really), so no worries about expensive service work there, and the suspension is as smooth and competent as ever. Factory alloys remain in very good condition and carry 16-inch performance radials.

With service receipts included, this is a Jaguar you can buy with confidence, and frankly, at this price, you'd be crazy not to. It's definitely an A-list celebrity ride. Call today!

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  • Coil-Over Suspension
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Cruise Control
  • Defrost
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fuel Injection
  • Heat
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Seatbelts (Front)
  • Seatbelts (Rear)
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Leather Seats
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Numbers Matching
  • Power Locks
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  • Maintenance Records
  • Owner's Manual
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Power Disc
Rear Brakes
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