Welcome new Convertible member – Vince Jones

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    • #8174
      Laurence Jones

        Welcome Vince

        I hope you find the site interesting, please feel free to participate in any new or past discussion topics.

        If you could please reply to this topic and tell us a little about your XJS Convertible, and even something about your enthusiasm and interest in them.

        You now have two Photo Albums created for you on this site, one for XJS Photos and one for just General Photos – it would be great if you could add a photo or two of your Convertible for all members to see.


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        Vince Jones

          Thanks for the welcome .

          Just a little bit about me and then a bit about my Xjs convertible. My name is vince or most call me Vinny I live in Bridgend south wales and I’m a classic car enthusiast I love all the old cars and love going around all the classic car shows. My father always had a love for cars when I was growing up and he had all sorts of cars over the years but mostly I always remember jaguars & Daimlers with him and I think it rubbed off on me so I’ve had many classic cars & Daimlers & jaguars to over the years , I’ve got a few classics at moment like old police cars and a triumph stag etc but I’ve always loved the Jags and had a good few now but this is my first convertible jaguar .

          Now about the car I’ve only owned this xjs convertible for coming up 2 years now and didn’t really realise when I bought it maybe how rare it is and have only really started thinking about it lately . This is a 1989 model originally on a G registration but now on a private Jag registration I’m told this Jaguar Xjs Convertible is Rare because its a 3.6 full convertible 4 seater & Jaguar never made a full convertible in a 3.6 all were the V12 at the time apart from the targa top ones the xjs-c were also a 3.6 but not a full convertible and also most jaguar xjs convertibles I’m told are only 2 seats but this has back seats making this a full 4 seater . I was told that its believed jaguar sent 10 xjs cars to Banham conversions and they converted the 10 normal 3.6 xjs jaguars into full convertibles so after looking through all the paperwork I had with it I found bits & pieces in with it all in the folder and it says about banham doing some so again I tried to do some research and also asked few jaguar boys in the JEC and on some xjs forums and apparently yes there was 10 done and some said there are only 2 left so that makes this 1 and another somewhere so could be very rare to have this car in a 3.6 & with 4 seats. If anyone on here can shed some light on this and give me any info to if this is all right or not that would be great.

          I will upload some pictures of my car soon

        • #8192
          Laurence Jones

            Hi Vinny

            Thank you for your comprehensive response, and for uploading some photos

            Photo 928
            Photo 925

            I knew that there were a few bodyshops around the world who were undertaking to create bespoke XJ-S Convertibles, whilst the XJ-SC Cabriolet was still in production and for sale. I personally hadn’t heard of a Banham created XJ-S Convertibles – and it would be really good to learn how different they are from either the US Hess and Eisenhardt bespoke Convertibles (around the same date as yours) and the later Jaguar produced models

            Great to have you and your car in the Club


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