Reply To: Welcome new Cabriolet Member – Leroy Bullock

John Bleasdale

    Hi Leroy welcome

    Not sure if you told Laurence the history behind your 2 Cabriolets both Tickford built I have quite a write up from when I found 113789.

    What’s the story behind the side exit exhaust certainly not standard ?

    This is how it was described back in 2014.May 02, 2014. Has an Unknown Reserve Price and it now says it has 99,000 miles. Had 100,117 miles when it was last seen. Listing says “Jaguar XJS Super Cat Cabriolet 3.6 XK Twin Cam. This is a very spacial XJS Cabriolet built by Aston Martin Tickford. I have a very rare Jaguar super cat twin cam 3.6 XK Engine with 30 years of competition, a distinguished engineering pedigree sports Cabriolet. One of only 130 built by Aston-Martin-Tickford from 1982-1985 for Jaguar.

    Photo 935 does not exist

    As for 112162 the listing says “Jaguar XJS Cabriolet, pre production factory prototype, with extensive modifications. Reputedly this is the car shown on the Jaguar stand at Earls Court in October 1983 to launch the new XJ-SC Cabriolet. It is the 24th Cabriolet ever built. Owned by Jaguar Cars for the first four years and used as Press Car and as a Demonstrator. The car has been extensively modified and the current specifications are: A 4 litre 6-cylinder engine fitted with AJ6 Engineering large bore plenum chamber and inlet manifold, AJ6 Engineering modified ECU, Lightened steel flywheel, Stainless steel large bore straight through free flow custom made exhaust, Alleged bhp is in excess of 300bhp, 5-speed Getrag gearbox. Brakes are Front, 15inch diameter AP Racing ventilated discs and calipers (same spec as XJ220), Rear, inboard AP Racing ventilated discs and calipers (same spec as XJ220). Stainless steel braided flexible hoses. Suspension is Jaguar Sport (Bilstein yellows) shock absorbers front and rear. Jaguar Sport front and rear anti roll bars. Harvey Bailey Engineering under body cruciform. Jaguar Sport steering rack. Wheels are 17 inch Jaguar Supercharged Saloon alloys with 255/45 ZR17 Tyres. The car itself has not been used for many years and will require complete restoration. The interior has been removed and placed in boxes, believed to be complete but will need restoration. A quick look underneath reveals an advanced state of corrosion in all the usual XJS places. Please assure yourself that this is no weekend project. I have not tried to start the car but will do so before auction end if that is possible”. Per a message from Kevin Haslam on August 24, 2015, the car is now in a salvage yard. Ex David Rosser. Jaguar Sales & Marketing pre-production special development car.