I shot this for-sale feline around the same time as the outside-kept collection of Saabs. While I haven’t got the faintest idea if the owner of the Saabs is willing to let them go, this blue 1991 Jaguar Sovereign is being advertised for sale by the caravan dealer.
By the looks of things, the Jaguar has been for sale for a little while, and needs some TLC to present beautifully. Right now, I can’t see it advertised, so perhaps someone has snapped it up. Or then the ad has merely expired.
I still maintain the opinion the XJ40 would look excellent with Azev wheels, but originality is always enjoyable.
The hood has no leaper this time around. I’m pretty certain the car is a German import, as XJ40s weren’t too popular back in the day. They had their usual clientele in the late ’80s, and the 300SEL/735i/LS400 backseat directors most likely looked at Jaguars as well.
The amount of swirls is too damn high! The paint would probably respond to a skillful buffing very nicely, though.
Inside, the leather looks intact and nothing appears too worn.
I’ve always liked the XJ40, though. I know it’ll destroy my wallet, well-being and more, were I ever to trade any of my cars for an affordable one, but the clean-cut yet traditional lines and details work very well.
If I remember correctly, the asking price for this exact car was somewhere in the 7000 eur region. It’s about double the amount considered reasonable, but then again – I wouldn’t dare buy the cheapest one available, either.
[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]