Classics, passion for the past

1987 Jaguar XJ-(XJ40) Sovereign Saloon

£ 14000

Body Saloon
Odometer 25883 miles
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3590 cc
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Gold metalic
Interior Color Beige
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
History
Launched on August 28th 1986 as a replacement for the ageing Series III cars, the all new XJ6 (or XJ40 to use its code name) was well received by the contemporary motoring press. Boasting all-round independent suspension, power-assisted rack and pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and generous levels of sound deadening, it proved a credible alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-series. Initially available with a choice of 2.9 litre SOHC (165bhp, 176lbft) or 3.6 litre DOHC (221bhp, 248lbft) AJ6 straight-six engines allied to either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic J-gate transmissions, the XJ40 allowed potential purchasers to prioritise performance over economy and vice-versa.