This is my 1994 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible 2 2 with the Sport Suspension and Performance Tune Engine Package.
She is a factory built 2 2 Convertible and is w... Show morehat's known as a "facelift" model, built during the final three years of XJS production they featured body colored bumper covers both front and rear with integrated airdam in front that have functional brake cooling vents that take in fresh air and direct it into large tubes that carry it back and then aim it right at the backsides of the front wheels where it helps cool the large, four caliper front brakes.
Her exterior is Mica Flamenco Red Metallic with the Creme Parchment colored Full Leather interior featuring Burgundy piping on all of the seats, door panels, trim, and top boot.
Her engine is the 6.0L V12 equipped with the performance tuning package done by Performance Jaguar of Miami and her Suspension has the factory optioned Sport package. The transmission is the newer version 4 speed automatic with selectable Sport, Normal, or Traction Control modes. She rides on the original Jaguar 5 Spoke Diamond Chrome 16"x7.5" Wheels and 235/60ZR16 tires.
I bought my big cat with 37,500 miles from the original owner, the heiress to the stables featured in the movie Seabiscut. The woman had kept the cat in a climate controlled garage at their central Florida estate and stables where her and her family spend the winter months where the cat sat next to about 6 other high-end performance cars. The funny part was the car was licensed in California where they own another large estate and stable so even though it was in Florida it had California plates and registration. I told them that they seemed to have one for every day of the week.
These pictures were actually taken by the woman's niece when I had contacted them about buying it. These were just some of the 60 pictures they originally sent me when I was first thinking about buying the cat. I haven't taken new ones yet because after a nice, top down trip home from Florida I came home to rain and stormy weather that has lasted for the two weeks I have owned her now. I did remove the front license plate holder since our state only uses a single plate in the rear and I think she looks much better without that holder in the middle of her front bumper. Fortunately the factory threaded mounting holes for the bracket were up underneath the bumper so are hidden, leaving the face of the bumper pristine. I have already ordered a custom tag for her from our state, we decided on "Purrin" since I already had a Black '86 V12 Coupe with "Purr".
On the interior I have also now added a Kenwood KDC-X791 Stereo head unit that fit perfectly in the factory location without modification. The Kenwood plays Mp3 CD's but more importantly has a 3 foot cable coming out of the back with a USB connector on the end that lets me plug in an 8.0 Gigabyte USB flash drive that easily holds all of my Mp3's at once with instant access to them so it totally blows CD changers right out of the water. I routed the cable so it's hidden normally but I can easily get to it if I want to add/edit/delete songs stored on the USB flash drive. For Christmas my wife got me a beautiful hand carved burlwood shift knob that matches the cars wood trim pieces that has a circular 24 karat gold growler logo inlaid with silver and mother of pearl and accented with black and white lacquer that says Jaguar over the top and Coventry underneath embedded in the top of the knob, all sealed under something like 60 coats of varnish. I also have ordered a set of custom Jaguar logo floor mats ordered from Custom Fit Auto Accessories in Missouri, they make such awesome heavy duty extra-plush floor mats with serged edges, heavy backing that doesn't slide around, and your cars name or logo on them. In the case of the Jaguar they have the Jaguar "Leaper" logo over the word Jaguar. I ordered them in a matching color to my cats carpets but then got my logo and serged edges in contrasting burgundy so it goes with the piping on the interior. I also have installed a Valentine One radar detector hard-wired so it comes on with the ignition and mounted up at the top edge of the windscreen just above the left side of the rear view mirror and just low enough to clear the visor when in the down position, mounted on a mate black bracket that we custom fabricated ourselves at White River Performance here in Batesville, Arkansas.
Performance wise I have added K&N high-flow air filters, an 8mm performance plug wire set, performance rotor/cap set, Bosh 4 platinum plugs, performance coils, changed all of the steering rack bushings out with urethane upgrades, upgraded the stock anti-roll bars with larger diameter aftermarket models also with urethane bushings, installed all new Bilsten performance shocks, switched her to Casterol Syntec pure synthetic oil, Valvoline Max Life transmission/power steering fluids, and Valvoline Max Performance dot 4/5 synthetic brake fluid. Soon I plan on changing the mufflers and converters out with some stainless models from Borla that flow better and are a little bit more aggressive sounding than the factory ones without being obnoxious or disturbing to conversation when cruising with the top down. My goal is to further optimize her performance without dramatically altering her originality. Show Less