2021 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction
Lot
126

1980 Jaguar XJ-S V12 'TWR Bathurst Race Tribute' Coupe

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Specifications

Engine 5.3 litre V12
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Body Work Coupe
Colour British Racing Green / White (Race Livery)
Interior Black
Trim Leather
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Disc/disc

Vehicle Report

Description

Introduced at the 1975 Frankfurt Motor Show, the XJ-S ushered in a new generation of GT motoring from Jaguar with elegant styling, superlative performance, and exceptional luxury. It remained in production for the best part of two decades - testament to the popularity of the original concept and quality of the design. The XJ-S was powered by the superbly refined and smoothly powerful 60-degree all-alloy V12, with a single overhead camshaft per bank, fuel injection and 285bhp produced from 5.3-litres to provide effortless performance. In 1981, the XJ-S was updated to become the HE with a new high compression cylinder head design giving a noticeable improvement in fuel economy without sacrificing performance, while the interior also benefited from the addition of wood and chrome missing in the ‘70s original. Further developments included the adoption of anti-lock brakes and enhancements to the interior from 1986, so the XJ-S simply got better with age. The XJ-S represents excellent value for money and most pundits agree prices can only increase for good specimens - while ownership brings great rewards.

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