1987 Jaguar XJ SC, Cabriolet V12, Rare, 63k Miles, Needs TLC, Lovely!

This is a very rare find that needs TLC to be a daily driver or weekend fun motorcar.  This example has been largely off the road since at least 2006.  Although it runs and drives fine as well as looking sharp, it has several issues that need attention as described below.  Fewer than 2,000 US spec’d XJ-SC’s were made making this an extremely rare model.

This motorcar is in overall very nice condition.  The original paint is in wonderful condition with several dents that can be removed easily with paint-less dent repair.  The chrome has superficial pitting in most places on the exterior.  The wheels also have pitting.  We point out most all of the observable defects of the car in the photo gallery as well.  Please review the photos closely and ask us questions as well.

The engine and transmission are strong.  The engine has the normal Jaguar leaking of oil.  The major mechanicals seem very nice.  There are many gremlins that need to be chased.  The temperature gauge and fuel gauge are inoperative.  The air conditioning is not working.  The XJ-SC has passed California emissions easily in March 2015.

There is a brake light that stays on, the radials are cracked from age from lack of use and old age.  There is also a need to replace the front struts and the struts for the front bonnet.  The owner wants to sell the car as-is, so while it is a nice and solid car it will require some tinkering.

This XJ was bought new in the San Fransisco Bay Area.  The first owner enjoyed it and put most of the miles existing today through about 1995 when he traded it in at the dealership.  The second owner was the brother of our consignment client.  He used the car sparingly for until about 2013, when he sold it to his brother.  It is a California car since new, with three owners.

For 1987, Jaguar added the XJ-SC two-seat cabriolet to the V-12 coupe. It had removable Targa roof panels and a manually-operated folding rear-quarter top. The cabriolets included full rear luggage-area carpeting and two locking storage bins. They had a removable hardtop section with heated rear glass, which could be mounted in place of the folding soft top. A three-speed automatic gearbox was mated to the 326 cubic-inch V12 engine. It had an aluminum block and head, electronic fuel injection system, Thimble tappets, and offered 262 horsepower.

This XJ-SC is available for inspection at our Temecula, CA location.  For more details please call Harry Clark at 951.901.5088 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

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