12th Nov, 2023 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 17
 

1990 Jaguar XJ40
Highly-original, timewarp example, with just 16,700 warranted miles from new

Registration - H321 UHD

Chassis No. - SAJJFALG3AK633475

M.O.T. - March 2024

Odometer - 16,700

This elegant and remarkably original motorcar has covered just 16,700 miles from new – a figure fully supported by the extensive history file that accompanies the vehicle. The rare Jade green metallic paint is that applied by the factory in 1990, and the vendor, a former Chair of one of the Jaguar Enthusiast Club regions, has recently spent more than £1,000 having stone chips and some minor paint ‘spiders’ professionally remedied. The Parchment-coloured leather seats look barely sat on, and the vendor informs us that everything under the bonnet is ‘as it left the factory’. The XJ40 sports a period Jaguar radio-cassette player, factory electric sunroof and Jaguar toolkit. The spare wheel has never been used, and even the registration plates are those supplied by the dealer who first sold the car; the 1990 bill of sale is amongst the hefty pile of receipts and MOT certificates on file. Although the five-spoke alloy wheels are not factory fit, the original steel ones and their tyres and plastic hubcaps form part of the sale, making it easy for a future owner to return that element of the car to standard specification should they wish. This very attractive executive saloon was the subject of a four-page article in Jaguar Driver magazine in 2020, and is now being sold complete with the aforementioned history file and an MOT valid to March 28, 2024. The vendor presently classes the body as ‘close to show quality’, and the 3.2-litre engine, J-gate automatic transmission and interior as ‘excellent’. He summarises the driving experience as ‘a silky-smooth ride coupled with surprisingly precise roadholding, and the tight feel all-round that you would expect from such a low-mileage car’.

The all new XJ6 (code name XJ40) was launched in October 1986 in replacement for Jaguar’s ageing Series III cars. It proved to be a credible alternative to Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class and BMW’s 7-Series and was well received by the motoring press. The newcomer was initially available with a choice of two variants of the straight-six AJ6 powerplant - the 2.9-litre SOHC unit or the 3.6-litre DOHC engine. These were later enlarged to 3.2 and 4.0-litres respectively.

In summary:

  • A highly original example, cherished by an enthusiast owner
  • Warranted mileage of 16,700 supported by extensive history file
  • The car’s original steel wheels form part of the sale

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.


 

Registration - H321 UHD

Chassis No. - SAJJFALG3AK633475

M.O.T. - March 2024

Odometer - 16,700

This elegant and remarkably original motorcar has covered just 16,700 miles from new – a figure fully supported by the extensive history file that accompanies the vehicle. The rare Jade green metallic paint is that applied by the factory in 1990, and the vendor, a former Chair of one of the Jaguar Enthusiast Club regions, has recently spent more than £1,000 having stone chips and some minor paint ‘spiders’ professionally remedied. The Parchment-coloured leather seats look barely sat on, and the vendor informs us that everything under the bonnet is ‘as it left the factory’. The XJ40 sports a period Jaguar radio-cassette player, factory electric sunroof and Jaguar toolkit. The spare wheel has never been used, and even the registration plates are those supplied by the dealer who first sold the car; the 1990 bill of sale is amongst the hefty pile of receipts and MOT certificates on file. Although the five-spoke alloy wheels are not factory fit, the original steel ones and their tyres and plastic hubcaps form part of the sale, making it easy for a future owner to return that element of the car to standard specification should they wish. This very attractive executive saloon was the subject of a four-page article in Jaguar Driver magazine in 2020, and is now being sold complete with the aforementioned history file and an MOT valid to March 28, 2024. The vendor presently classes the body as ‘close to show quality’, and the 3.2-litre engine, J-gate automatic transmission and interior as ‘excellent’. He summarises the driving experience as ‘a silky-smooth ride coupled with surprisingly precise roadholding, and the tight feel all-round that you would expect from such a low-mileage car’.

The all new XJ6 (code name XJ40) was launched in October 1986 in replacement for Jaguar’s ageing Series III cars. It proved to be a credible alternative to Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class and BMW’s 7-Series and was well received by the motoring press. The newcomer was initially available with a choice of two variants of the straight-six AJ6 powerplant - the 2.9-litre SOHC unit or the 3.6-litre DOHC engine. These were later enlarged to 3.2 and 4.0-litres respectively.

In summary:

  • A highly original example, cherished by an enthusiast owner
  • Warranted mileage of 16,700 supported by extensive history file
  • The car’s original steel wheels form part of the sale

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 12th Nov, 2023

Our November auction of classic and performance cars

Viewing Days:
Saturday 11th November,12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 12th November, 9am - 12 noon

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