1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 TWR Sport Coupe/Hatchback

Lot Number 169

1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 TWR Sport Coupe/Hatchback

Very well restored, low mileage XJ-S with a professional hatchback conversion making it supremely practical.

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  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    DDU 989
  • ODOMETER READING
    56000 Miles

SUMMARY

Very well restored, low mileage XJ-S with a professional hatchback conversion making it supremely practical.

DESCRIPTION

  • Purchased (April 2015) as a restoration project after having been off the road for 16 years 
  • Standard 5.3-litre V12 XJ-S with TWR Sport body-kit (TWR dealer fitted)
  • Restored as a beautiful hatchback conversion using an Audi TT tailgate and fold-down rear seats
  • Refinished in its original colours of Dorchester Grey over Talisman Silver
  • Superbly retrimmed by Coventry Automotive; new wine red carpets, Magnolia hide piped in black
  • Many new parts including LED lighting, brakes, hoses, ignition system, brake calipers and discs
  • 'SimplyPerformance' straight through exhaust (non-cat) with quad pipes 
  • A full photographic record of the restoration is provided with the car and all receipts since purchase

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
169
Make
JAGUAR
Model
XJ-S V12 TWR SPORT COUPE / HATCHBACK
Registration Number
DDU 989
MOT Expiry
21/10/2022
Chassis Number
SAJJNAEW3BA143662
Engine Number
8S053409HA
Transmission
Automatic

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

107 / 135

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Remarks

The original and beautiful looking Dorchester Grey over Talisman Silver paintwork was restored and suits the TWR Sport body-kit, originally fitted by Jaguar Marshalls of Liverpool, enhanced with 16" TWR Aero wheels of the same size all round with new tyres. SimplyPerfomance quad. outlet pipes were added, the centre silencer removed and their straight through pipes to new rear silencers enhance the sound of the V12 engine, giving it a purposeful sound without being intrusive.

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The original Magnolia leather trim has been cleaned and updated and is in very good condition for the age of the car (35 years old). The rear seat benefits from a pull-out section enabling the seat squad to be folded down to provide a full length loading area. New red wine carpets have been used throughout and the carpet protectors in the boot replicate Jaguar traditional craftsmanship. The superb trim work was carried out by Coventry Automotive Trim.

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The standard 3-speed GM auto. shifts well and the standard axle / running gear is very quiet. The suspension has just the right balance of comfort and performance reflecting the car's sporting aspirations, on the up-dates springs, dampers and bushes etc.

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Very good condition with additional tailgate harness to the centre high mounted (Jaguar XK) stop lamp and all of the tail-lights benefit from LED lighting (excl. indicators and fog lamps).

Vehicle History

Remarks

A full photographic record of the restoration is provided with the car and all receipts since purchase. Registration DDU 989 is also included with the sale, itself an old Coventry registration (and not too dis-similar to one of the works C-Types). The restoration of this car followed another hatchback conversion on a facelift 4.0L XJS also completed by the owner. As a Jaguar Engineer, the vision for the conversion was drawn in the early 80's and this car was back on the road in August 2018 after a 19-year "rest", saving it from loss. Great attention to detail has been paid restoring the car and in making the conversion look almost factory. There are some elements of the prototype nature of the car to consider, but these do not detract from the enhancements made (e.g. fuel filling into the bespoke fuel tank which just needs a little more time to allow the air pressure to balance and the tailgate which fits and seals reasonably well within the adjustment possible). There is also no loss of body stiffness with the car handling beautifully and sounding great from inside, with the hint of the performance exhaust not affecting the serene quietness, free of any creaks etc. of the interior when driving. It drives surprisingly quick when required too! The car also benefits from life membership of the XJS Club, so the new owner can enjoy the car even more with enthusiasts of the model. Everyone who sees the car loves it and it is a pleasure to own and talk about.


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A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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