V12 Drop-Top: 1992 Jaguar XJS Convertible

While the XJS was a distinct departure in styling from its predecessor, the E-Type, these cars proved to be capable grand touring cars in their own right. Reader John S pulled this great looking XJS convertible out of longer-term storage back in 2016 and did all the necessary work and service to make it a nice driver again. The time has come to let it go to a new home though, so he thought he’d see if one of his fellow Barn Finders would want to own it! It’s located in Wildwood, Missouri with a $14,700 asking price.

What Makes It Special? British Racing Green over tan interior. Mostly in storage until December 2016. I have put in over $12,000 in parts/repairs. You can see a list of repairs here.

Body Condition: Clean body with original paint, top, and interior. The body is rust free.

Mechanical Condition: The car is a dream to drive. The V-12 is smooth and accelerates with authority. Most of the major components have been replaced or updated. Suspension, steering rack, brakes, AGM battery, new rear window motor, gas tank float, and gas tank breather valve. Many of the electric buttons and knobs have been replaced and updated. Original wheels are in great shape and included with this vehicle.

Seller’s Listing: Here on eBay

This looks to be a beautiful machine and with all the work that’s already been done should prove to be a great driver. You can find additional information on John’s XJS over at the Jaguar Association of Greater St. Louis as well. And if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in them in the comments below.

Do you have a low mileage survivor that needs a new home? Please consider listing it here on Barn Finds!

  • Asking Price: $14,700
  • Location: Wildwood, Missouri
  • Mileage: 72,602
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: SAJNW4849NC184400

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  1. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Lovely car. Great color combo as well. GLWS

  2. Ben T. Spanner

    Buy it now for $14,700. More then $12,000 in rstoration. As I have said many times, owning an XJS is seldom cost effective. I owned a 1990 Rouge Collection coupe, and am now kinda, sorta looking for a 1994 up 6cyl convertible, but later coupes are nice.
    Many, many out there at this price point, and Winter will soon be here.

  3. kerry Smith

    I drove an XJS once and it is thrilling. The V12 is like a turbine engine, velvet smoothness and endless torque.

  4. Matt steele

    Wow wee

  5. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    We own one of these in a coupe.

    What sold me on the car was its drivetrain. A little complex but the smoothness is worth the effort.

    Just about a month before I bought the car we were driving somewhere, and I was driving. Car was crisp and had just had new injectors due to a factory recall that had not occurred previously.

    We were running at about 80 mph on a nice smooth road. I was in cruise control and the car seemed to be dropping speed ever so slowly. I hit the button to goose it a little. Nothing happened. I then noticed we had no revs on the tach. Pressed the go pedal to the floor and nothing.

    Pulled to the side and cracked the hood open.

    Found one of the two high tension leads not attached. One goes for storage as it uses a second coil for storage.

    Put it right and life was fine.

    The V12 was impressive enough to make me forget about the issue. I’m sure the new injectors helped.

    These were in NO WAY a replacement for the E Type, but they were a great Grand Tourer. Wish these had come with a sunroof like the 450SLC’s.

  6. Wrong Way Member

    When I first started my search for a nicer important to drive other than the one I had! I looked into Jaguar, especially the V-12! So, I was schooled over the phone with a contact of mine who works for a very reputable import dealer on the west coast! So he wasn’t particular partial at all, as he deals with all imports! I was shocked to hear the upkeep on a Jaguar V-12! So now I am stumped between a 911 that I am looking at, or keep looking at the 944s I have been recently looking at! I intend to drive it daily until I go under? :-)

  7. Henryfrederick

    I saw this at a car show a few mos. Ago. 427bb Chevy powered. Thought it was cool and well done job..

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