1986 Jaguar XJSC V12 Cabriolet

Stock: J86-980
Current condition: DRIVER
Performance: V12 5.3L, 295 hp
Transmission: 3-Speed automatic
Suspension: Independent double wishbone coil springs, and anti-roll bar~ front suspension Coil springs, and anti-roll bar ~ rear suspension
Color exterior: Antelope
Color interior: Biscuit
Features: Multiple top car; locking storage compartment behind seats for luggage storage
Optional equipment: Apline AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system
Mileage: 96,613 showing
Tires: Michelin Defender 215/70/15
Vin #: SAJNV3842GC132980

This 1986 Jaguar XJSC is a great driver-level example that was initially available in limited quantities when new and presents nicely as a daily driver. It is one of the only 3,800 examples produced between 1985 and 1988 and features a 5.3L high efficiency V-12 engine that is very powerful, silky smooth, and quiet.

The XJSC comes equipped with a 3-speed automatic transmission, power steering and brakes, power tinted windows and door locks; On the inside it features Burl Walnut trim inlaid with contrasting matching wood inserts, leather upholstery, climate control air conditioning, driving lights, Alpine AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo, driver's side airbag, traction control, rear defogger, intermittent wipers, and cruise control.

Our team performed a number of services to the Jaguar, including:

• Recent service to engine and transmission.
• Installation of new hoses and belts throughout.
• Aesthetics were improved throughout.
• Rebuilt seats with diaphragms and padding.
• Installation of (4) new Michelin tires.
• Restoration of (4) Alloy wheels.
• Undercarriage service and detailing.


The Jaguar XJ-S (later called XJS) is a luxury grand tourer manufactured and marketed by British automobile manufacturer Jaguar from 1975 to 1996, in coupé, fixed-profile and full convertible body styles. There were three distinct iterations, with a final production total of 115,413 units over 20 years and seven months. Originally developed using the platform of the then current XJ saloon, the XJ-S was noted for its prominent rear flying buttresses. The styling was by Jaguar's pioneering aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer — one of the first designers to apply advanced aero principles to cars. The 5.3-liter HE V12 features high-turbulence combustion chambers and Lucas CEI injection for a factory-rated output of 262 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque in the US market. Shifting is through a 3-speed automatic transmission. From July 1981, the XJ-S was renamed the XJ-S HE and received the new High-Efficiency V12 engine for much better fuel economy. With the Fire Ball combustion chamber designed by Swiss Engineer Michael May, power output was increased as a by-product to 220 kW (295 hp) or 196 kW (263 hp) in North America. At the same time, the XJ-S HE received changes to its exterior and interior (body-colored trunk plinth in place of the standard previous black, new five-spoke (starfish) alloy wheels, chrome inserts on the upper part of the bumpers, burled elm inserts on dashboard and door cappings).