We purchased this Vanden from its original owner, last year on behalf of a client. The car was accident free, flawless and maintained to Jaguar specifications from new. We completed a thorough inspection and replaced the original tires with new Michelins. Our client loved this car but found it to large for her driveway and traded it back to us for a smaller summer sports car. The photos can not capture the quality and condition of the opulent Jaguar. You will be impressed with every aspect, we guarantee it! There is a small stone chip on the hood and a small flesh wound on the front bumper. 100% original paint, no accidents damages or concerns. This is a rare opportunity to own an iconic luxury sedan that could easily pass for new.
Every Jaguar presents a distinctive mode of transportation, yet few automobiles of this or any other millennium can compare with the level of sensuous luxury found in the Vanden Plas. Inspired by a legendary coachbuilder, no Jaguar is roomier or more lavishly equipped. Its cabin reveals virtues that both look forward and harken back to a nearly forgotten era of craftsmanship. And no Jaguar is more capable of captivating your imagination, due in part to its regally lengthened carriage and stately external styling cues. Yet perhaps the Vanden Plas' greatest luxury is its driving character, thanks to the silken power of its AJ-V8 engine, the boulevard-smooth ride of its long wheelbase and finely calibrated suspension, and the control afforded by its variable-ratio, speed-sensitive steering system.
Jaguars uniqueness is especially evident inside. Getting in is like sliding into an English gentlemans club, with yards of supple leather, luxurious deep-pile carpeting, and polished wood on the doors, instrument panel and steering wheel. The instruments are simple and understated in keeping with the elegant mood. Thanks to the long wheelbase of the Vanden Plas, or L model, the rear compartment is huge and legroom is expansive. The bench seat has two depressed seating areas, but a third person would be comfortable in the middle. Airplane-like tray tables fold down from the front seatbacks. A small pod with two rocker switches on the left side of the passenger seat allows rear-seat passengers to move the seat fore and aft and adjust the angle of the seat back. Headroom is just as generous as legroom. The trunk will easily accommodate luggage for four adults.
Heated Front and Rear Leather Seats
Driver and passenger Lumbar support
Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering
The premium Alpine system provides a 320-watt amplifier, 9 speakers, interior parametric equalization (17 bands of equalization, customized to the sedan's interior) and digital sound processing (DSP).
6 Disc CD Autochanger
4.0L V-8 Engine
5-spd auto w/OD Transmission
290 @ 6,100 rpm Horsepower
290 @ 4,250 rpm Torque
Rear-wheel Drive type
ABS and driveline Traction control
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting steel Sunroof
16" silver aluminum Wheels
Front air conditioning, automatic
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio
Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
Front and rear Fog/driving lights
Windshield wipers - rain sensing