Its graceful, elegant form will remind you why the Jaguar brand has always been synonymous with style, and just a quick glance at the endlessly pleasing shade it wears will put you in a good mood. This 1993 Jaguar XJS convertible is the embodiment of its luxury grand tourer class - it's just a great looking car from end to end and it features a variety of mechanical components that put the driving experience it offers on a par with its curb appeal.
When the model was first introduced, the XJS represented a substantial aesthetic departure for its manufacturer. Its angled, aerodynamic form bore only a passing resemblance to any car that Jaguar had put out before - it was designed in large part by Malcolm Sayer, who rose up the ranks at Jaguar while being a self-described "aerodynamist" and was one of the first designers to apply principles of aircraft streamlining to cars. His work resulted in a car whose design is both functional and pleasing to behold - you can see why Jaguar kept the XJS in circulation for more than two decades. The calming blue shade this '93 wears suits it well and is accented by exterior brightwork that's in good shape and has a nice shine. Should you find yourself out on the road as the weather becomes unpredictable, the accompanying blue cloth power convertible top appears virtually new and rises into place with no issues.
Inside, the tan leather interior is a great complement to the exterior shade and makes for a pleasing driving environment. You'll find no tears on any of the seating, and just a little work will up the aesthetics of the upholstery. The dash pad is straight and free of any cracks, and the instrument cluster has a collection of clear gauges that all function as intended. Jaguar has become known for the burled wood accents in its interior features, and this XJS is no exception - check out the door panels and dash area, and you'll see how nice those accents look against their light tan background. An aftermarket Kenwood AM/FM/DVD stereo sits in place of the original, offering an auxiliary port, Bluetooth, and satellite connectivity. Additional comfort amenities include air conditioning blowing as cold as possible, cruise control, power seats, power door locks, windows and mirrors, and a rear defogger for the convertible top's glass window.
A fuel-injected 4.0-liter powers this classic, inline six-cylinder engine with a good reputation for reliability - ClassicsWorld.co.uk lauds the machine for its uncomplaining long-term nature when it receives consistent maintenance. In keeping with that reputation, the entire driveline on this XJS performs solidly - the engine fires right up and pulls without issue, and it teams with a 4-speed automatic that shifts gear with no slippage. This model featured independent rear suspensions upon leaving the assembly line. The Jaguar independent rear suspension is so revered that it's often used on several exotic aftermarket applications - so this open-air cruiser negotiates uneven surfaces with no annoying wheel hop. Aftermarket 15" wheels add the perfect finishing touch to its sophisticated appearance.
With its timeless aesthetics and strong running condition, this 1993 Jaguar XJS convertible would be the perfect match for the droptop enthusiast with an appreciation for its manufacturer's storied history. Call today!