Lot 113

Open Roads, February 2021

1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition *

European Offering


€18,700 EUR | Sold

Italy | Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy



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Previous and historic French Certificat d'Immatriculation
  • Special edition XJS V-12 commemorating Jaguar’s overall win at the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of only 65 built
  • Accompanied by a set of XJS owner’s manuals
  • Attractive Jaguar Racing Green over Beige colour scheme with gold BBS wheels
  • Showing just under 111,500 km from new

Remaining in production for over twenty years as their flagship model, the Jaguar XJS was the embodiment of British automotive sporting luxury. Powered by Jaguar’s 5.3-litre V-12 engine and with seating for four, this was an automobile built to cross continents at speed in uncompromising luxury. With the advent of a Series II example starting in 1981, power was increased to 295 bhp for European-specification models and three bodystyles were available: a coupe, targa, and a full convertible.

To celebrate Jaguar’s overall victory at the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans with the incredible XJR-9, Jaguar produced a limited run of special edition “Le Mans” XJS V-12 coupes. Totaling to just 65 examples, each car was finished in Jaguar Racing Green over a Beige interior with green piping and fitted with 15-inch gold BBS wheels. Other features include a body-length pinstripe in gold, a gold bonnet emblem and a serialized interior plaque, proclaiming that the car offered here is the 27th example built. Presently showing just under 111,500 km on its odometer, the car presents in well-preserved and original condition. It is accompanied by a French-language owner’s manual, toolkit, and a spare BBS wheel in the boot.

Delivered new to France, this XJS was exported to Spain in 2004 and acquired by the consignor in 2017. In his ownership, he’s refurbished the radiator and cooling system, serviced the car and fitted new liquids and filters, and fitted new Pirelli tyres. Presenting in a charming and quintessentially English colour scheme and produced as a special-edition model, this XJS presents well and would surely be an exciting addition to ay collection for an individual looking to experience the thrills of V-12 motoring.