Chris Leeson's Interesting XJS Cabriolet

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    • #2559
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      One of our member’s has an interesting XJS Cabiolet, which definately won’t be being recorded on the International Cabriolet Register.

      Chris Leeson’s Cabriolet is an “after market conversion” of a 4.0l AJ6 XJS Facelift Coupe, that was converted by Paul Banham in 1996

      Photo # 288

      I know there have been other “after market conversions” of XJS Pre-Facelift Coupes to Cabriolets, but I’m sure I’ve not come across one that’s been done to a Facelift Coupe.

      With this site covering all XJS Soft Tops, I’m pleased to include Chris’s car, and am keen to highlight other variations out there. I have updated the XJS Ownership page now to include a field to state who built the member’s Cabriolet or Convertibles, with an area to give breif details too.

      Laurence

    • #2570
      Robin
      Participant

      Most interesting, I would have expected the conversion to be to a full convertible as the parts were available at that time rather than a cabriolet which was designed for the pre-facelift body shell.
      In response to Bleasie posting about the vin for a ‘non-cabriolet’ I put up a couple of conversion ads for interest from 80’s/90’s in my photos..

      Robin

    • #2572

      Had a look at the photos pity they don’t enlarge but you can clearly see the rear quarter light is original so with the hood up you could easily spot it was a conversion no matter how good the conversion it was, I could never understand why people had them done you could buy a genuine Cabriolet for less than a conversion.

    • #2574
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi Robin – great clips. I’ve rotated the one that was sideways on for you.

      Bleasie – if you actually click the photo in the album it opens into a full size photo – just presse The go back button on the left to return to the Gallery.

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      As posted elsewhere, I will be adding ability for members to add thier photos into posts, but relying on a supplier’s release date for some code they’ve changed for me.

      Laurence

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