|Description||Jaguar XJS V12 Lynx Spider Convertible|
|Engine size||5,343 cc|
This car is one of only 180 XJ-S convertibles made by Lynx Engineering in the mid-1980s. Fitted with an electrically operated hood, it was produced in response to customer demand several years before Jaguar themselves were offering the car in this open body style. Each conversion took ten weeks to complete as the donor car had to be significantly re-engineered to retain sufficient strength in the structure with the roof chopped off. Converted in 1985 and still with its original Lynx conversion invoice for £4,325, the car started life as a fixed head model seven years before. Also present is the original purchase invoice from Henlys of London for £13,500 in 1978.
The car was restored about five years ago with new sills, repairs to the rear subframe area and full Waxoyl treatment and is now said to be in very good order throughout. It was also recently converted to twin headlight specification. It is now showing around 48,000 miles on the clock which is believed to be genuine but there is insufficient supporting history to verify this. The car is said to drive very well and the engine bay is certainly as clean as you would expect from a low mileage car. It should have a fresh MOT and six months road tax before the sale.