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1989 JAGUAR XJS V12 Coupe - £18,500 oiro

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1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe

Owned since 2010, 64590 miles.

Extensive renovation over the past 9 years:

2010- Full Mechanical overhaul at 62k miles , more than £15k spent: (Hollygrove Jaguar- Dorset)

New brakes front and back, calipers, discs etc.
Replacement auto gearbox (Sourced from Jaguar)
Front subframe off and powdercoat- full suspension refurb, new shocks and bushes all around
Rear suspension overhaul, new shocks and bushes all around.
Cooling system overhaul
New rear exhaust boxes
New steering rack
New Wheel bearings

2011- Work

AJ6 engineering TT extractor exhaust from AJ6 engineering and new (remapped ECU) +20bhp
New Headlining
New interior wood veneers

2013-2018 Storage at Lake Autosnug: (Moved to USA with Job)

2015- Intermediate work at KWE Engineering £10k spent


Repair left rear tail, brake & number plate lamps
Clean window channels to improve operation; overhaul window mechanisms
Convert to quad headlamps
Replace wiper blades
Fix overhead courtesy light:Make up, re-upholster and fit light surround and retaining collars
Repair binding handbrake
Renew fuel injector loom
Cavity wax injection
Repair mirror operation
Recommission aircon: Replace receiver-drier; clean expansion valve filter; HP receiver and compressor hose seals. Re-gas with RS24/MO49 (R12-equiv)
Adjust throttle linkages
Replace left rear trailing arm c/w bushes
Replace inlet manifold gaskets, cam cover gaskets and recondition fuel rail and injectors. Renew Jaguar badges
Replace 4 tyres, Falken
Repair rust hole in inner wing, RHF
Prepare for and obtain MoT
Repair dash electrical fault - random warning lamps coming on. Remove instruments binnacle, scuttle panels, trace through all wiring, check/replace relevant relays, fuses etc
Replace broken LH aircon temperature control
Repair right hand heater fan controller (not operating except at full speed)
Fit basic remote lock/alarm system
Re-fit fallen-down cant rail; clean up glue marks
Fit GSH boot lamps, add LED lamps, tidy up boot liners. Repair wiring to LHF lamp
Check rear silencers for loose baffle(s)
Make and fit missing door damp-proof membranes
Repair n/w horn
Repair seized driver's door lock (prior to remote system install)
Repair non-selfparking wipers. Change stalk switch
Renew driver's seat piping
Re-dye and refurbish both front seats; clean and feed rest of leather
Fix boot not latching propery
Identify intermittent high battery drain. Turned out to be electric aerial. Replace aerial & battery

Oct 2017- Out of storage full service and recommission by KWE


Checkover road worthiness and function after storage. Fluids, tyres etc. Change engine oil & filter
Check wheel balance - wobble reported.
Clear misfire on A bank. Remove stuck injector, clean and replace
Re-repair cruise control. Check vacuum supply - replace seized vac solenoid. Re-seal actuator bellows. Repair faulty ECU
Re-align steering column for correct indicator self-cancelling and then adjust steering wheel (aftermarket)
Repair or renew (new) wiper stalk switch. Note that these are aftermarket copies and rather fragile. Replaced with GSH FoC
Re-gas a/c. Leakage during storage from compressor which should be replaced in due course.
Correct position of RH knee a/c vent


Nov 2019-Jan 2019

Full respray by MGV classics including new panels, welding as required. (£11K spent-concourse standard)

Notes:

Ive owned the car since 2010.original mileage was approx 62,000 miles and is currently 64,590 miles. The car had an initial full mechanical renovation at Hollygrove jaguar in dorset and I also made many improvements as noted above. I spent a lot of money on this car!

In 2013 I put the car in storage at Lake Autosnug as I moved to the USA with work. The car was in storage for approx. 5 years but well cared for and started/run on a monthly basis. In 2015, I had the car transported to KWE engineering for some additional work /renovation (see above) and in late 2017, they performed a full service and recommission when I brought the car out of storage.

The car was very solid from a bodywork perspective, but had numerous dings and dents, and a few areas of previous filler that were looking tired. I gave the car a full re-spray in late 2018 at MGV classics and I have photographs detailing the work done. This ended up being quite extensive and cost more than £11k.

This is an extremely nice XJ-S...Mechanically the car is superb, runs and drives superbly. The bodywork is now to a matching standard and you will not see a nicer example of this year. Interior is also in very nice condition but would benefit from a small degree of renovation to make the car truly concourse. I'd love to keep the car, but I have 2 more that need my attention and I've taken "Jessie-J" as far as I can take her. A fabulous almost end point car that needs just a bit of final tlc to make her truly exceptional.

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  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Automatic
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: DIY1159725

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