In edition #200 we featured a beautiful identical but green XJR-S sold new in Japan (now in Australia).
We mentioned then that from September 1989 the model got a 6.0 litre V12 engine with TWR's Zytek engine management system.
The XJR-S stayed in the Jaguar line-up until 1993 with 837 coupés created. Only 87 were manufactured in 1989, 122 in 1990, 65 in 1991, 249 for 1992 and just 23 in 1993. Peter Crisp had been looking for this exact model, abandoned his dream - then lucked onto it at a Club meeting!
He bought the car in September 2009 with a mere 4863 kilometres of driving recorded. He believed then that only around 300 Facelif t XJR-Ss were manufactured. Peter maintained it in perfect condition, but eventually sold it to Adelaide Jaguar stalwart Graham Franklin, a lifelong Jaguar owner and enthusiast.
Graham explains: I bought my first Jaguar, a MkV, when I was 17, and have owned a Jaguar ever since.
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THAT MISSING YEARS OF XK120
Kieran Lillis explains the previously unrecorded and lost years of the 1951 Darwin to Alice Springs world record breaking XK120. How it survived unscathed is astounding.
S-S- CARS: FIRST JAGUAR SALOON
WHEN PERTH'S GRANT PIERCE BOUGHT A 1937 1.5 LITRE S.S. JAGUAR IN THE UK HE DIDN'T FULLY APPRECIATE HOW SPECIAL IT WAS. HE SAYS HE DIDN'T WANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH IT - BUT IS NOW SMITTEN WITH PERHAPS THE FINEST ORIGINAL EXAMPLE IN THE WORLD.
Finding the right XJ-C two door saloon
They are beautiful, rare and still affordable but be quick they are on the rise.
THE DYE IS CAST
NO MORE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, SUVS AND LESS CARS PRODUCED. WE FIND WHAT THAT MIGHT MEAN. JAGUAR IS ALSO AT PROVERBIAL WAR WITH THE BUILDERS OF REPLICA C AND D-TYPES. THE REASON IS UNCLEAR, BUT IT IS GETTING MASSIVELY DAMAGING PUBLICITY.
THE CANARY THAT ROARS
THE V8 SUPERCHARGED F-TYPE'S DAYS MAY BE LIMITED, BUT THE MATT SORRENTO YELLOW JAGUAR AWAKENS ALL THE SENSES.
Jaguar restores 12 E-Types - all sold at a price
To mark the E-Type's 60th anniversary, Jaguar Classic has unveiled the first cars in the E-Type 60 Collection – what could fairly be called the ultimate factory 'restomod'.
Bob Berry (1929 - 2021)
ANOTHER UNSUNG JAGUAR LEADER IN THE 1950S HAS PASSED. WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HIM
SIXTY years on ... its creation
The E-Type was the creation of one person - aerodynamacist Malcolm Sayer. He was immensley private and secretive with his work, and was also a multi-talented artist and musician.
GRAHAM FRANKLIN'S: DREAMS DO COME TRUE
IF YOU ARE A REGULAR READER YOU WILL probably remember this eye-popping XJR-S in edition #162 when it was owned in Perth (WA) by Peter Crisp.
AN E-TYPE REALITY
Having owned E-Types almost as long as he has been driving, Tony takes a hard look at their rises and falls. His conclusion about their values will surprise.