1989 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 Auto

Lot Number 377

1989 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 Auto

One of the most desirable evolutions of this increasingly popular classic subject to a £40,000 restoration.

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Solent Blue
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    G947 TYN
  • ODOMETER READING
    65705 Miles

SUMMARY

One of the most desirable evolutions of this increasingly popular classic subject to a £40,000 restoration.

DESCRIPTION

  • Superbly presented in Solent Blue over Saville Grey, a rather stylish combination
  • Sent from the owners's home in Edinburgh to KWE on the south coast simply because they are the best XJ-S specialist
  • Full glass-out, trim-out comprehensive body restoration. Many photos of work on the shell showing rust being cut out and replaced with hand-fabricated steel
  • £14,000 spent at Hollygrove Jaguar on mechanical work including a full suspension and braking system
  • New automatic transmission, wheel bearings, steering rack, AJ6 Engineering TT exhaust, engine wiring loom, several KWE modifications to improve reliability
  • Receipts for this work and recent maintenance total around £40,000
  • 65,705 miles and four former keepers. Fresh MOT until May 2022 (no advisories).
  • The original document pack includes the Jaguar Emergency Services Card and a (very expensive) original Jaguar enamel badge on the keyfob
  • The day of the XJS is undoubtedly here and an example of this quality may turn out to be a very sensible investment

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
377
Make
JAGUAR
Model
XJ-S 5.3 V12 HE AUTO
Registration Number
G947 TYN
MOT Expiry
23/05/2022
Chassis Number
SAJJNAEW3BB164391
Engine Number
BS070378SA
Transmission
Automatic
Body Colour
Solent Blue

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

121 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

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Remarks

The bodywork and paint are superb. In 2018 the car was sent to MV Classics for a full glass-out body restoration, including 28 hours of welding to fabricate and install new panels, leading to invoices for around £12,000. A new Jaguar Heritage bootlid had already been fitted. The overall effect is stunning. Photographs of the restoration are included on a USB memory stick. The owner at that time then found a new project and sold the car before finishing the final details. Consequently, the rear bumper top has had a small patch of chrome worn through by years of polishing and the off-side corner bumper top is slightly pitted, as are both door mirror casings.

Interior


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Remarks

The interior was renovated in 2017 and looks very nice indeed. There is a new headlining (with board, supplied by Aldridge Trimming) in a significantly better quality material than was used by the factory and this is continued onto the A- and B-pillars, giving a more luxurious feel than the standard vinyl. The ski slope is new, as are some of the switches to ensure their graphics are fresh. The radio casette is the original Jaguar-branded unit and the carpets are in first-rate condition. A tiny tear in one of the seats has been professionally repaired by Aldridge Trimming, who also refinished (not re-leathered) the end of the grab handles where they are worn. The radio sounds as though it has lost connection with the electric aerial. In the boot, the original Jaguar jack pouch is in excellent condition and the car comes with the original Jaguar tool case with all the correct tools (even the touch-up paint), beautifully Jaguar branded and looking unused.

Engine


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Remarks

Although the previous owner lives in Scotland, he had the car transported to KWE for engine and mechanical work (twice) because they have such a strong reputation with this model. The fuel injectors have been overhauled, the engine wiring loom replaced, the cam cover gasket replaced and several ancillaries were replaced to improve performance and reliability including ancillary wiring. Invoices from KWE detail a vast range of preventative maintenance, in total exceeding £10,000. Other powertrain work includes a full cooling system renovation at 61,000 miles as part of a £14,000 package of work at Hollygrove Jaguar, and the car is fitted with an AJ6 Engineering Stainless TT exhaust system and ‘super enhanced’ ECU. The sump gasket was replaced in April 2020 and the sump pan repainted, with a detailed photographic record of the work and the superb condition of the surrounding areas.

Transmission


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Remarks

A refurbished automatic transmission, supplied by jaguar, has been fitted.

Running Gear


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Remarks

The majority of the £14,000 spent at Holygrove Jaguar (at 61,000 miles) covered mechanical work including a full suspension system and brake renewal (front and rear) with new, upgraded bushing, the removal and powder coating of the front subrame, new wheel bearings and a replacement steering rack. A photographic record of this impressive work is included on the USB memory stick. Vehicle dynamics are now excellent without significantly compromising ride quality.

Electrics


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Remarks

The KWE work included renewing much of the powertrain wiring (see engine section). The central locking is currently disconected as one of the door locks would not stay closed but it works well manually. The nearside door mirror adjusts side-to-side but not up-and-down. The passenger electric window motor needs attention as it was working well before winter storage but having been unused, now only lowers the window a few inches. A new Bosch S5A08 70Ah 760A battery was fitted in June 2020.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Until 2010, this car led the normal life of a London-based Jaguar, confirmed by reguar stamps in the service book from main agents HR Owen, Stratstone Grays Inn Road and Stratstone Mayfair, covering a relatively modest mileage with very little additional information kept for the history file. But the first owner did keep the original documentation, including the pre-delivery inspection document from 01/08/89, the service book, handbook, sound system owners guide, various original data cards, a sales brochure and even the ‘Jaguar Stereo Radio Cassette Owners Guide’ audio cassette in its original box. From 2010 to 2020 the car was owned by a fastidious enthusiast who kept detailed records, both on paper and electronically, with photographs documenting the impressive body and running gear restorations. These are supplied with the car on a USB memory stick. There are MoTs and maintenacne receipts to validate the mileage from 2010, either side of a SORN period (2013-15) when the previous owner was working in the USA. The boxfile includes receipts since 2010 that in total exceed £38,800 plus notes of other items without receipts. Much of this expenditure is in the last few years. The car retains its original registration number, giving a continuos history and comes with a rare enamel Jaguar keyfob emblem, recently restored on a new mulberry leather fob.


Restoration Notes

Glass out, subrames off, with photographic record and receipts adding up to close to £40,000. Retrimmed, subrames powder coated, engine refreshed by KWE.

About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


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

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