Ron Remschel’s XJ-S Jaguars

1990 XJ-S and 1991 XJ-S Classic Collection Coupes (US Spec, 5.3L V12)

Text Box: I purchased my 1990 XJ-S Coupe in November 2001 and according to the CarFax report, I was the fourth owner.  The car had 69,000 miles on the odometer and a sticker in the driver’s doorjamb indicating the odometer was reset at 15,000 (about 84,000 total miles).  The car ran great and had virtually no rust.  It is “Signal Red” with “Barley” interior.

I picked up my 1991 XJ-S Classic Collection Coupe in August 2002, being the third owner of this car with about 95,000 miles.  It is also “Signal Red”, but has “Magnolia” interior.  A bit of rust and some maintenance work needed…

The “Classic Collection” differences are a gold-colored “growler” on the bonnet, accent-colored piping on the Magnolia seats, a matching leather wrapped shift knob, lighter wood trim (Elm) and a “Classic Collection” badge on the rear (in place of the “V-12” badge).  I’ve seen photos of others that also have part of the wheel painted to match the car…

The cars are of the same vintage, both with Marelli ignition - the only mechanical difference I’ve seen so far is the vacuum and PCV systems, and even that is relatively minor.  That’s a big help when working on them for those “where the hell does that thing go” moments.

1990 and 1991 XJ-S Coupes

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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