These big Jag coupes have mostly gone overlooked thanks to their their iconic predecessor, the E-Type. But with E-Type prices far out of reach for most buyers, the XJS finally seems to be coming into its own. The model delivers retro cool in spades but with a reasonably modern driving experience – especially in later versions. And thanks to fairly simple running gear, they don’t cost as much as you might think to maintain.
Great examples are hard to find, though, and when you do find them the sellers usually want way more than they’re worth. Take for example this 18k-mile beauty that was listed on Bring a Trailer recently:
Bidding there climbed to almost $11,000 but ultimately failed to meet reserve. Now it’s offered on the selling dealer’s site for $25,000 – more than twice what it was bid to. Bit of a disconnect there.
That makes this lovely coupe, with slightly more miles but from the more desirable final generation of the vehicle (1992-96), an attractive offering at $12,500. It’s said to be well-looked-after, and that certainly appears to the case, with the only visible flaw some light some wear on the driver’s seat bolster.
Offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller in the Phoenix area.
I wouldn’t be surprised if nice examples like this one are pushing twenty grand in just a few years.