Located just down the street from L.A. Union Station, this all-original, British racing green-colored 2+2 convertible is the ultimate luxury tourer for exploring L.A. and for road trips up and down the 101 or Rte. 1, out to Palm Springs or to San Diego or to the Paso Robles wine region.
FOR DRIVING RENTALS
***This is a 5-speed, manual transmission, 3-pedal car. If you are not an expert in driving a manual transmission car, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT rent it***
FOR EVENT RENTALS
Price assumes one full day (12 hours) including a driver with the car at your location (assumes up to 25-mile distance from car's location). Please contact me. The rental price may vary due to the driving distance, setting, amount of time you need the vehicle, and amount of time you need the driver. In some circumstances for a very short, very close booking, the price can go down. For a booking in the desert (very dusty) 100 miles away, the price may have to increase somewhat.
The Jaguar XJS (formerly XJ-S) was a grand tourer built between 1975-1996, replacing the legendary E-Type. The last generation, of which this is an example, is the most developed and most reliable of these future classics. This is one of just 56 manual-transmission convertibles sent to the U.S. in ’94. Only about 2% of the XJS sold in the U.S in ’93 and ’94 came so-equipped. Other than some early V-12s in the 1970s, no other XJS’ were outfitted with manual transmissions. This is definitely the most engaging of the XJS line!
This vehicle is not flawless, but overall has been very well-maintained and is reliable. The only faults are that the CD changer doesn't work, and the top canvas is wearing in places (it doesn't leak)—these problems will be fixed soon! But everything else works as intended, and mechanically the car is in very strong shape. For example, the power top works perfectly--unhook two handles and hold the button and the roof is down in less than 10 seconds!
You’ll be amazed at how it smothers bumps yet takes corners with aplomb. The seats are supple yet still supportive, the driver position is normal, and visibility is great. The interior trim is real wood. The trunk is a good size for a convertible and you can use the rear seats for added storage (although the rear seats themselves are seemingly designed only for legless children). The XJS’ combination of refinement, sportiness, panache, and practicality is superior to anything you’ll find, including my own Abarth Spider and Ferrari 348 Spider.
Some of the other features are:
-AM/FM radio with cassette and trunk-mounted 6-disc CD changer
-5-speed MANUAL transmission
-automatic climate control
-6-way power seats
-full-size spare tire with jack kit
-dual front airbags
Engine: DOHC, 4.0L inline 6, 24V
Power: 245 bhp
Torque: 273 lb/ft
Suspension: Independent all round
0-60 mph: 7.8 sec.
Top Speed: 141 mph
Factory 16-inch wheels
Most pick-ups will be in-person, although some may be done remotely. Either way, I'll tell you where the car is--it will either be on the street or in the parking lot at this address. Feel free to contact me any time after reserving for any reason at 703-785-5298 If we do a remote key handoff, it's a good idea to take photos of the car before driving away. I will do the same before I leave the car for you. That way, we both document the condition in which the car was last left. To return, just find a legal spot in the general vicinity of where you picked up--there is plenty of FREE street parking. DO NOT park in a street sweeping zone within 24 hours of the restricted times. Again, I suggest you take photos of the exterior and the interior before you leave. I will either meet you or have a designated method for dropping off the keys. At the end of your trip, please remember to: 1. Turn off A/C or fan 2. Leave in 1st gear 3. Don’t use parking brake unless on a grade