Jaguar XJS Frank Sinatra

The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced by Jaguar from 1975 to 1996. The XJ-S replaced the E-Type (or XK-E) in September 1975, and was based on the XJ saloon. It had been developed as the XK-F, though it was very different in character from its predecessor. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJ-S was a competent grand tourer, and more aerodynamic than the E-Type.

From July 1981, XJ-S received the new High-Efficiency engine for much better economy; as a by-product, power was increased to 263 hp. At the same time, the XJ-S received changes to its exterior and interior (new five-spoke alloy wheels, chrome inserts on the upper part of the bumpers, wood inserts on dashboard and door cappings.

This elegant 1989 Jaguar XJS is documented as having been owned by the Chairman of the board himself, Frank Sinatra. Featured in an article written by Sports Car Market’s Keith Martin for a Jaguar book, it is in beautiful condition, finished in British Racing Green with a Cream leather interior filled with all the luxury for which the marque is famous. Its 5.3 liter V-12 feeds turbine-like power through a GM 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission for one of the smoothest power deliveries in the luxury tourer class. This desirable celebrity vehicle, which sold for $178,000 in 1998 at Pebble Beach, comes complete with a copy of the registration bearing Sinatra’s name and address. It was featured at a Monterey, California Mecum Auction in August 2010.

Source: Wikipedia, Mecum Auctions

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