Located in DTLA, 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. Remember that it's almost 30 years old so it's not as technically advanced, quiet or refined as current luxury cars. There will be minor squeaks, rattles and whines if you listen very closely but everything is normal. Mechanically, it is sound and reliable in all aspects. Everything works properly and A/C is cold. The power top works perfectly--unhook two handles and hold the button and the roof is down in 15 seconds! BRAND NEW soft top installed August 2023--see last picture.
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
The Jaguar will be parked in the vicinity of 1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles 90015. I will tell you exactly where we'll meet the day before. I just want to show you a couple things before sending you on your way! I’ll send you some tips and warnings in a message shortly before your trip starts. Please read these and let me know if any questions. Please confirm the time you would like to meet at trip end. Unless coordinated otherwise, we'll meet at the exact same location we met at trip start. Please ensure you bring the car back with the same level of fuel. 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