1986 Jaguar XJ-SC Cabriolet (Manual)

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Offered for sale is a 3.6L 1986 Jaguar XJ-SC Cabriolet manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Delightful example of these rare cars and only 17,000 miles from new.... 

  • Resident in Guernsey until 2018 and now fully UK-registered with all import duty/taxes paid
  • Presented in a fresh (2018) coat of Sage Green with Gold coach lines and coated by 'Ceramicx'
  • Immaculate Cream leather interior with Chestnut carpets and unmarked Burr Elm veneers
  • One of 648 right-hand drive cars. 3.6-litre, straight-six mated to a five-speed manual gearbox
  • All new front suspension, discs and pads and caliper rebuild. New rear pads. New 'starfish' alloys
  • Featured in Jaguar World magazine in 2011 commanding a four-page spread
  • Plenty of paperwork for all the recent work carried out by marque specialists, Jagtech
  • These are rare cars, particularly in this stylish hue, and are becoming increasingly topical

Lot Details

Registration: C151 BDL RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1986 Engine size: 3.6L
Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 17000
Model: XJ-SC Cabriolet MOT expiry: 2021-03-12
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: SAJJNACC7CC129372

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The XJ-SC model isn't a full Convertible, but rather a Targa Topped Cabriolet model with a roll bar and a fold down hood for the rear. The Cabriolet was not purpose built as such, but was rather a Jaguar factory conversion of a newly built XJ-S Coupe car without it's roof and with the rear buttresses cut off to make way for the Targa arrangement and folding hood.

Full respray in early 2018. Beautiful paintwork and straight panels with all chrome in excellent condition. Roof panels and rear soft top are original and in good working condition. Set of new Targa panels come with the car for future use. New starfish alloy wheels with excellent Pirelli tyres.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Excellent interior with flawless seats and having benefitted from some re upholstery work around the Targa panels and beautiful new wood. Carpets are in excellent condition and boot carpets/mats are all brand new.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine is smooth and strong and runs perfectly. Engine bay is extremely clean as you would expect from a 17,000 mile car. Recent 480 mile round trip with no issues whatsoever.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Superb transmission with the excellent 5-speed manual gearbox. Smooth and sure gear change with no issues.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brand new front suspension, brake discs and pads with caliper rebuild. New rear pads. New starfish alloy wheels with excellent Pirelli tyres all around. Professionally undersealed every year by previous owner.


Minor: Major:


All electrics are in good working order.

Vehicle History


Plenty of recent paperwork for all work carried out under my ownership. All recent work undertaken by the reputable Jag Tech. History file with parts receipts etc from previous owner with Jaguar World magazine from 2011 in which the car featured in a 4-page spread.

About the Condition Report

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history