Big budget Jaguar XJS

Big budget Jaguar XJS

Particularly appropriate in light of this month’s cover car, XJS values continue to rise, as illustrated by the May sale from SIlverstone Auctions which saw a pair of late-model XJS convertibles consigned.

The first was particularly intriguing, since it had never left Jaguar ownership since coming off the line in 1994 and had covered just 294 miles as part of what is descrbed as a ‘private collection within Jaguar.’ Having failed to sell under the hammer, as we went to press it was still available at a guide price of £115,000 which is of course E-Type rivalling money.

More attainable but still commanding a significant chunk of change was the 1992 V12 convertible originally supplied to Anthony Lofthouse of the company behind the Fisheman’s Friends cough sweets. With only 10,500 miles showing, it changed hands for £47,250.

Another V12 surprise in the sale was the 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 which was notable for being the last regular production E-Type to leave Browns Lane, which notoriety helped it to a £180,000 result.

Find the full sale results at

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