Classics for sale: Lynx Eventer Jaguar XJ-S Estate
A standard Jaguar XJ-S not roomy enough for you? We have the perfect solution with this Lynx Eventer – that’s an XJ-S estate to the likes of you and me…
Usually, if you are human shaped or have legs, you won’t get in the back of a Jaguar XJ-S. Not without taking a hacksaw to a chosen limb, at least. The front of Jaguar’s gentlemanly cruiser may offer more legroom, but sprout beyond six foot and the E-type successor will mercilessly rub your scalp until bald. You will look like Alf Garnett in no time.
On paper, the V12 XJ-S is useless. It devours a gallon of fuel every 12 miles, falls to pieces when treated with anything but kid gloves, and offers the impracticability of a marzipan stove. If you want to carry four people, you’ll have to hail a taxi for two of them. Need to take your luggage to the airport? You’ll need to send the suitcases ahead.
However, there is a solution. For those seeking the pace and grace of Coventry’s finest, yet who are desperate for added space, the Lynx Eventer is your prime candidate for practical exclusivity. This one up for grabs in our classifieds for €99,500 (£89,180) is located in Holland. Who said you need drugs to plan your visit? Although you could probably fit a fair load of plants in the rear...
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Only 67 Eventers were crafted by Lynx, a Sussex-based engineering firm. Originally starting with faithful C- and D-type replicas, the company eventually moved away from drop-top conversions and instead crafted an XJ-S with a difference. Mainly, one that could be used as a daily car without causing a mental breakdown.
The V12 was still up front, guzzling away like Richard Burton mid-pub crawl, but it offered the extended rear of an estate car. Suddenly, 12mpg wasn’t so tear-inducingly redundant. Here you could cart four four people in luxury, as well as the dog, effectively making the XJ-S five times more efficient. Well, in theory, maybe.
Sadly, with so few constructed by Lynx, the Eventer estate rarely appears for sale. That’s why we sat bold upright upon clocking this beast in our classifieds.
From the classifieds
Constructed in 1991, this Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer is number 62 of the original 67 vehicles built and has covered 128,705km.
Sporting blemish-free Solent Blue paintwork with contrasting Magnolia leather interior, the Eventer was originally delivered to its first custodian in Holland, thus is left-hand drive. In fact, it remains the last-ever left-hand-drive example made.
Not exclusive enough for you? It’s also one of only three produced with the facelifted XJ-S aesthetics.
Boasting an electric sunroof, cruise control, ear-piercing alarm, sports suspension and all the usual Jaguar-based refinements, this rare classic remains richly equipped for such an age-old special order.
Having been kept in fastidious style, the Eventer is presented in fine form. There are bills for well over £40,000 worth of maintenance in the past five years alone, with receipts and certificates of work embedded in the comprehensive history file.
Over the past couple of years the suspension, brakes and performance have been tweaked, while a new stainless-steel exhaust has also been fitted – making this a highly useable thoroughbred. Get a closer look with the classifieds listing.
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Excellent condition Jaguar, full service history with 13 stamps, the most recent being in June 2018, 100k since new. Very good exterior with unmarked alloys, excellent bodywork for year and very good leather interior. Light metallic blue with smoked alloys. Just had two new rear tyres and rear brake pads. Very good mot history which is definately worth checking prior to purchase. Car is MOT`d unti
Finished in silver metallic with cream leather upholstery. Car is in beautiful condition inside and out and has been my daily use car for the last year. Selling as I have now bought a later super V8 model. 71,000 miles and has electrically adjustable and heated front and rear seats, cruise control, rear window and door sun blinds, multi play cd, parking sensors, Xenon headlights, climate control
Excellent condition throughout. I am the second owner (none smoker) from February 2009 (9 months old). First. registered 25th April 2008. MOT until April 2019. Full Jaguar Service History. The interior is in pristine condition and the bodywork/ paint work is free of any blemishes (apart from a scuff on the bottom of the front spoiler). Everything works and drives like new as you might expect