OWN EGAN’S XJ-S

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

An XJ-S Con­vert­ible orig­i­nally used as a com­pany car by Jaguar chair­man Sir John Egan is up for sale in Ire­land.

Dublin-based dealer David Gold­ing says he ex­pects the 1988 V12, which has 49,000 miles on the clock plus its orig­i­nal Bri­tish reg­is­tra­tion plates, to end up with a UK buyer. It also has a cur­rent UK MoT, valid un­til next month.

The XJ-S was used by Sir John for the first year of its life. It was then owned by

Cen­tral News an­chor­man Bob War­man, who ran it un­til 1996.

The most re­cent owner has treated the XJ-S to a Har­vey Bai­ley han­dling kit, up­rated shock ab­sorbers, a Xenon twin-head­light con­ver­sion and a stain­less steel ex­haust sys­tem with by­pass pipes. The in­te­rior has also been fit­ted with a wooden steer­ing wheel and ad­di­tional wooden dash­board trim.

‘While it’s not 100% orig­i­nal and has been given quite a few up­grades, the car is in very good con­di­tion and it’s al­ready had a quite a lot of in­ter­est,’ says David.

‘It’s a great bit of Jaguar his­tory. Among the things that have come with it is the RAC mem­ber­ship card Sir John had for the car – al­though I don’t know whether the chair­man of Jaguar ever had cause to call them out!’

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The XJ-S is be­ing ad­ver­tised in Ire­land but seller David Gold­ing reck­ons it will end up back in Bri­tain.

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