How could you replace the Superlative E Type and please the buyer safety experts and move into the 1970s.
The XJ S had big shoes to fill and by the mid-1970s although the E Type was looking dated it was still a desirable icon.
So early on at its launch in 1975, the XJ S was not very well received with many disliking its shape especially the rear buttresses and more contemporary looks.
I have personal memories as my dad receiving his white one in 1975 and I can remember it being good looking but very poorly built with lots of mechanical defects from day one!
However, over the years Jaguar managed to develop the car to become a much more appealing grand touring machine and the later Facelift model was a much improved and economical version of the original car whilst being much better built.
This is a stunning 4-litre example finished in Steel Grey with rare cloth/leather seats
Originally delivered in Japan she was repatriated in 2016 and has been cherished by 2 owners since
She’s in exceptional condition with no rust issues associated with many Uk examples and drives as well as she presents.
On the road, the 4 litre provides plenty of performance and is much more economical than the V12 models whilst still offering typically high standards of refinement
Supplied fully inspected, serviced with 12 months warranty.


– Workshop inspection and report inc photo library
– Engine compression check and boroscope
– Full service inc engine tune
– New mot inspection (inc exempt cars)
– Detailed valet inc Dynoglaze paint treatment
– Free delivery in covered trailers
– Detailed handover inc “user tips”
– Travel spares kit inc fluids etc
– 12 months comprehensive warranty
– Free collection/delivery and loan car if necessary
– Free 11 month warranty checkover and service