1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition
1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition | Image Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition

The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer produced from 1975 through to 1996 and replaced the E-Type. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJS was a competent grand tourer and actually more aerodynamic than the E-Type.

1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition
1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition | Image Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

To celebrate Jaguar’s overall victory at the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans with the incredible XJR-9, Jaguar produced a limited run of special edition “Le Mans” XJS V-12 coupes. Totaling to just 65 examples, each car was finished in Jaguar Racing Green over a Beige interior with green piping and fitted with 15-inch gold BBS wheels.

1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition
1988 Jaguar XJS V-12 Le Mans Special Edition | Image Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s