XJSC 5.3 V12 Automatic Hess & Eisenhardt Classic Cars for sale at Luzzago 1975 in Brescia
Our brands
Jaguar

XJSC 5.3 V12 Convertible Automatic Hess & Eisenhardt (1 of 2100)

C815 - (1 of 2100)

Jaguar XJSC 5.3 V12 Convertible Automatic Hess & Eisenhardt (1 of 2100) - 1988

Jaguar XJSC 5.3 V12 Convertible Automatic Hess & Eisenhardt (1 of 2100) - 1988
Sold
On sale
limited time offer
20/04/2024

Model history and curiosity

Hess & Eisenhardt convertible
From 1986, a fully convertible version was available from some dealers, modified by Hess & Eisenhardt in the United States. The Hess & Eisenhardt coachbuilder was based in Ohio, USA, and built convertible modifications for the XJ-S under contract to Jaguar, before the official Jaguar-built full convertible XJ-S became available in 1988.

The Hess & Eisenhardt convertible differed from the later Jaguar-built XJS convertible in that its unpadded soft top folded deeper into the car's body structure resulting in a cleaner rear profile when the roof was lowered. To accommodate this design element, Hess & Eisenhardt convertibles have two separate fuel tanks, positioned to allow the roof to retract fully. The process of converting the production Jaguar 20 lb) placed just behind the headlights to eliminate the harmonic resonance caused by the significant modifications made to the car. H&E XJS convertibles are easily identified by their lower folding roof and two small badges located just behind the front wheels. The later Jaguar full convertible had a heavier padded top that did not fold as low as the H&E convertible, but retained nearly all of the coupe's original components.

The number of H&E Jaguar XJS produced is unknown, partly because a fire at the Hess & Eisenhardt factory destroyed most records relating to Jaguar XJS conversions. According to some sources, a total of 2,100 cars were converted.


Gallery

Request information



Technical data

Brand
Jaguar
Model
XJSC 5.3 V12 Convertible Automatic Hess & Eisenhardt (1 of 2100)
Year
1988
Mileage
53554 (odometer)
Fuel
Benzina
N. Doors
2
N. of Seats
2
Exterior colour
White
Interior colour
Black
Gearbox
Automatico
Speed
4 + R
Dysplacement
5344
Cylinders
12
Registration plate
Italiana
Driving Position
Sinistra
KW/CV
221/300
Availability
Venduta

Optional

ABS
Airbag
Allory wheels
Car Radio
Disc brakes
Electric side windows
Fog light
Leather interior
Matching Numbers
Power steering
Sun roof

  Terms of sale
  Automotive practices