Restoration Pass

Work task
Car fault detection
The front axle and brake repair. 
Rear axle repair and replacement of brake hoses
Engine repair 
Transmission and body repair
Body painting and anti-corrosion treatment
Car assembly, testing and final testing
Initial condition 

Renovated JAGUAR XJS 5,3 V12 Coupe

JAGUAR XJS 5,3 H.E. V12 Coupe
Manufacturing year: 1987.
Production Time: 1981. - 1993.
Total production: 14,860 cars
Body type: two-door 2+2 sports coupe
Color: black
Engine: V-12 cylinder engine, 24 valves
Engine displacement: 5,343 cc
Power: 295 hp at 5,500 rpm.
Compression: 12.5 / 1
Valve: 2 OHC
Transmission: 4-speed automatic gearbox
Drivetrain: rear-wheel
Maximum speed: 245 km / h
Dynamics: 0-100 km / h - 5,5 s
Fuel consumption:
- City Mode 15 l/100 km
- Highway 9 l/100 km
- The average fuel consumption of 12 l/100 km
Fuel: gasoline
Weight: 1695 kg

JAGUAR XJS is one of the most popular models in the 80-ies of comfortable two-seat sports Grand Tourers (GT).  Two-seats coupe Jaguar XJS 5,3 were produced from 1975 to 1993.

Initially, JAGUAR XJS competed with such prestigious cars as Mercedes 450SLC, Maseratti Indy, Lamborghini Espada, Ferrari 365GTB and Aston Martin DB6.As alternative to coupe Jaguar XJS 5,3 V12, experts mention Mercedes SL of 1989 year issue, BMW-M635 (1976-89) and Mercedes CE (1985-96).

In 1980, the independent Swiss engineer Michael May began works on technical improvement of JAGUAR XJS motor who, despite the existing engine with an already high compression rate (12.5: 1), provided every cylinder with the modern four-valves mechanism, thereby improving not only the engine power and torque, but also reducing  fuel consumption by 20%. In addition to the improved engine, the interior has been designed differently, by improving the instrument panel and sound insulation. In turn, body of XJS has got elegant sleek lines, new forms of bumper and side mirrors as well as exclusive "Starfish" light alloy.

From 1983 to 1988 JAGUAR XJS was produced without any visible changes, though exactly this time XJS has got the ABS brakes, as well as slight improvement in the driver's seat arrangement. In 1986, auto designers of Ogayo Hess & Eisenhardt have developed a new project of car conversion and new body design JAGUAR XJS. Within the next 20 months 2,100 cars were sent to Cincinnati, where they lost the roof and turned to cabriolets. In 1988, new JAGUAR XJS cabriolets became one of the most intriguing sensations at the prestigious auto show in Geneva.


During the entire 80-ies JAGUAR closely co-operated with British sport team Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) formed in 1976 by the famous Scottish racing driver Tom Walkinshaw. Objective of TWR was to make XJS the leader among racing drivers at the FIA European Touring Car championship and compete with BMW - the leader of the racing cars of that time. Auto engineers succeeded to increase V12 engine power, reduce weight and improve braking performance. Achieving of the set goals did not take much time for Tom Walkinshaw and his teams and already in 1982 JAGUAR XJS won victory on Brno track in the Czech Republic, the legendary Nürburgring in Germany, on the track in Zolder, Belgium and at home in Tourist Trophy RAC race at Silverstone. And finally, the very creator of the team succeeded to win the European Campion title driving XJS in 1984.
In 1987 and 1988 XJS won overall ranking in the World Cup in Le Mans with the specially built XJR. In honour of this victory, JAGUAR Company's Management has decided to design new wheels, make new interior trim and paint the body in tungsten colour for XJS 100.
JAGUAR customers from North America had to wait almost until 1993 to get ownership of a two-seat XJS-S, which was available only in red or black with the specially designed aerodynamic appearance, wheels of special design and interior trim.

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