This is an excellent example of a very rare variant of the iconic Jaguar XJS. In 1992, Jaguar closed the department tasked with manufacturing the ultra luxurious, hand-made Daimler DS420. This left their craftsman facing redundancy unless their skills were used elsewhere – hence ‘Insignia’ was born. This was a bespoke service, allowing prospective buyers to specify an XJ40 or an XJS in various unique colours that were created for the Insignia Collection. You could also specify the trim, wood, wheels etc. – an opportunity to create a vehicle tailored specifically to you.
This particular car is one of the best around, having been specced with the majority of the options that were available. Although Jaguar were planning to produce around 200 XJS Insignias, in fact, only 57 were ever produced. Of those, only 7 of the four litre straight six coupes were RHD. This car is one of them, and 1 of 1 in this particular colourway – it is truly unique. A 1993 model, presented in Jaguar Lavender metallic with Lotus white leather interior, and having covered only 48,000 miles – remarkably low for its age – the car is in stunning condition.
Without question, one of the most rust free, unmolested examples of an XJS you are ever likely to find. Given the rarity and standard of the car, we couldn’t bear to see the car left with small imperfections, such as car park dents, stone chips etc. Thus, the car has been through our workshop to tidy and freshen up the paintwork, refurbish the wheels etc., which ultimately has brought it up to an excellent standard befitting of its rarity, low miles and originality. The car is also supplied with its attractive K1 XJS numberplate.