Produced under ‘privatised’ Jaguar, the top of the range Jaguars enjoyed a higher specification than the previous Daimlers  having air conditioning, electric seats, on-board trip computer, pepperpot alloy wheels and wooden door caps as standard. This one has the rare option of a factory fitted electric sunroof.  Build quality was superior on this later ‘Series 3’- a model still traceable to the original ‘Sir William Lyons’ XJ with later input by Pinafarina. A car known for some years, we purchased it from a Volvo dealership in 2005 where it had been traded-in by its original owner at 15,000 miles. We spoke directly to the owner who reaffirmed that mileage as genuine. We sold the car on to long standing client since the early 90’s, who was a Series 3 devotee. We not only maintained it,  but were instructed to run the car monthly during his absence, though owing to a full time move to Vienna in 2019, he sold it back to us (at 19,000 miles). The next (and last) owner had also bought a Series 3 from us way back in 1991 and wanted to re-live that experience, and during his ownership instructed a well-known Jaguar restorer to effectively disassemble and rebuild the mechanicals which, in two stages cost £22,000. Selling back to us only due to loss of storage, the current mileage is still just 27,000 from new. Presented to a lovely standard with a notably pristine original interior, the opportunity to own this unique car is an unrepeatable.  Finished in Regent Grey with Saville Grey Hide, it is a very smart combination.

1985 Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 – 27,000 Miles – Sold