Registration Number: SIJ 149
Chassis Number: SAJJNAEW3BC138652

- One of only 25 Guy Salmon Jubilee editions
- Well maintained with large history file

More a long-legged GT than a pure sportscar like its forebear, the XJS used the saloon platform and running gear of the XJ6/XJ12, debuting as a V12 powered coupé with six-cylinder and soft top versions following in the 1980s. Its 21 year production life was a testimony to the excellence of its basic design. The XJS's superlative 5.3 litre motor developed some 295bhp in later fuel injected form and when allied to automatic transmission gave authoritative 150mph performance. 

The XJS styling and presence was noticed by leading dealer Guy Salmon, who commissioned a limited Jubilee Edition of only 25 cars, of which only 10 are thought to survive to this day. Styling enhancements included four round headlights, a unique front grille, roof spoiler, extra chrome work, walnut veneer throughout the interior, and a Motolita sports steering wheel.

One of that run of 25, this Guy Salmon Jubilee was first registered in April 1987, finished in Westminster Blue over Silver, with a cream leather interior extended to the arm rests and door panels, also wilton carpeting. This well-known example starred in Jaguar Magazine in the summer of 1999, in a feature entitled “XJS Specials, The Guy Salmon Jubilee”.

In 2017, after being dry stored for a few years, SIJ 149 was recommissioned, at a cost of £6,381. The Jaguar's large history file contains a number of bills for works completed, older MoT certificates, also a hand-written account of the car’s history. Never known to have been welded, the XJS also benefits from a recently fitted windscreen and rubber. The XJS is offered with a current V5 , handbook, MOT until Sept 2024, and fitted car cover. The vendor has advised there is a small area of corrosion on top of one rear wing, and the headlining has partially detached and will require a some attention.

With just under 70,000 miles recorded, this exceptionally rare car makes an interesting alternative to more mainstream examples of the marque.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)