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Jaguar - XJS Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible - 1988

Jaguar - XJS Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible - 1988

From 1986, a full convertible XJS was available through some US-dealers, modified by Hess & Eisenhardt. The Hess & Eisenhardt coachbuilding firm was located in Ohio, USA, and built convertible modifications for the XJS under contract from Jaguar, before the official Jaguar-built XJS convertible became available in 1988.

The Hess & Eisenhardt convertible differed from the later Jaguar-built XJS convertible as its un-padded top folded down deeper into the body structure of the car resulting in a cleaner rear profile when the roof was lowered. Only 2.100 units were made!

This clean example still has it's orginal Nimbus White paint, with all the VIN stickers on each bodypart still available. Chrome is still in great condition. The soft top is replaced in 2016 and in great condition with no rips or tears. Small rust repairs were done by us on the floors, which we have documented.

The interior is all original and the leather has no rips or damages. The original radio has been replaced by a newer one. The AC works, which is important since it also cools the fuel lines. All gauges work as well.

Mechanically everything is in great order too. The car has just over 67.000 miles (107.200 km) and received a new radiator and coolant, alternator, oil pan gasket, oil change, oil filter and valve cover gaskets. The car runs and drives as it should without any issues.

Overall this is a very nice and rare XJS which will only go up in value!

If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Brand Jaguar
Model Type XJS Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible
Year 1988
Located in Belgium
Body style Cabriolet / convertible
Mileage reading 67000 mi
Registration papers with American registration
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Petrol
Colour White
Horse Power 256
Cubic capacity 5344
Matching numbers Yes
Matching colours Yes
Service book/history No
Valid MOT Yes
Condition (Paint & Body) 2 - Very Good: minor chips or scratches, minor conventional body and paintwork
Condition (Interior) 2 - Very Good: clean, showing minimal wear. May require replacement of minor missing or broken parts
Condition (Frame & underbody) 2 - Very Good: frame/structure is in a well preserved condition, minor signs of usage/wear
Condition (Mechanical) 2 - Very Good: mechanically sound, may require minor service
Condition (Overall) 2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear
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