2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
Lot
119

1988 Jaguar XJS V12 HE Coupe

$20,000

Brisbane

Sold

Specifications

Engine 5.3-litre V12
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Coupe
Colour Tungsten
Trim Beige
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Discs

Description

This lot is no longer available

The Jaguar XJS was intended as a successor to the E-Type but filled a different role in the market – far more the refined and luxurious grand tourer than purebred sports car. ‘HE’ denotes the High Efficiency edition of the engine which appeared in 1981, the highlight being special swirl-design cylinder head designed by Swiss racing driver Michael May. The HE lived up to its name by delivering much improved fuel economy. Only now is the XJS finally receiving the attention it has always deserved as one of the classic modern Jaguars.