West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and extremely rare and increasingly collectible last ever year of production example of this classic and all original 1996 Jaguar XJS 4.0L 6 cylinder 2+2 roadster 'Celebration Edition', this is one of the very final-runs of the 'Celebration Edition' cars, released for the 1996 model year, with only some 8K (yes eight thousand!) original miles! 1 of only 1,485 models built in the last year of production for this iconic series!
In 1995, the final specification changes were made and the car was referred to as the 'Celebration model' to celebrate the 60th year of Jaguar Cars and included diamond-turned wheels, Jaguar-logo embossed seats, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. All Celebration models feature the later AJ16 4.0 engine with improved performance, electric seats, electric mirrors, air conditioning, heated rear window, half wood steering wheel, wood gear selector, embossed seats and stunning diamond turned polished Celebration wheels. These special models could be recognized externally by their chromed side view mirrors and headlight border strip. Other features were the all-over wheel rims, steering wheel with wood sections top and bottom separated by leather on the sides and air bag, the wooden selector lever for the automatic transmission, the black hand brake lever with full leather cover, a Jaguar "leaper" embossed into the leather centered in the upper part of the seat backs, and contrasting piping around the seats and boot cover. These very last series of the XJS Celebration had been fitted with an aluminum engine block and the XK8-transmission.
Gorgeous and very desirable color combination of original factory 'Spindrift White' (Code NDM) color paint with its original 'Light Tan' color factory canvas power soft top and with a beautiful doeskin 'Coffee' (Code SDC) leather interior and matching tonneau cover. This particular car must be seen to be truly appreciated! A real head-turner! Obviously always garaged with no history of any accident damage whatsoever with all original factory parts and a clean CARFAX report - never abused, babied all the way!
The original factory and very striking 'Spindrift White' factory color paint is in stunning condition and the original 'Coffee' color leather seats with 'Light' piping are also in outstanding condition with virtually no signs of any wear and there are no flaws in the dashboard or the walnut veneer, the door panels or the carpets. The complimenting 'Light Tan' color soft top is also in exceptional and all original condition. The interior is also completely original with it's 'Jaguar' radio/cassette stereo system with a CD changer in the trunk and all the options and gauges are working as they should including the ice-cold air conditioning!
The car drives exactly like a virtually still new Jaguar with such low miles should - no shakes or rattles - very smooth and powerful - must drive the same as when it left the showroom floor over 23 years ago!
This must be one of the finest and surely lowest mileage examples available anywhere of this classic and increasingly desirable and collectible last year of production for the Jaguar XJS - therefore proving a very collectible investment in probably the last classically beautiful design built by Jaguar in their long and famous history of classic lines - a sure-fire classic car investment for the Jaguar enthusiast or simply 'pride of place' in any astute classic car collector's collection!
You will certainly look long and hard to find a finer example of this obviously always garaged and accident free last year of production classic Jaguar XJS 4.0L convertible 'Celebration Edition' with only one California owner since new and with 8K original miles in this most striking of color combinations available anywhere else.