Jaguar XJS for hire in Los Angeles
Hire this Jaguar XJS for your event
Located just down the street from L.A. Union Station, this all-original, British racing green-colored 2+2 convertible is the ultimate luxury tourer for exploring L.A. and for road trips up and down the 101 or Rte. 1, out to Palm Springs or to San Diego or to the Paso Robles wine region.
FOR "SELF-DRIVE" RENTALS: Car must be picked up from its home location in DTLA (delivery MAY be available for an add'l fee). Car comes with 100 miles per day, with each add'l mile at $2.50 per mile. ***This is a 5-speed, manual transmission, 3-pedal car. If you are not an expert in driving a manual transmission car, DO NOT rent it***
FOR "COMMERCIAL" RENTALS: Please contact me for a custom quote. The rental price may vary due to the driving distance, setting, amount of time you need the vehicle, and amount of time you need the driver. Minimum 3-hour on-site PLUS minimum 1-hour drive-time equals minimum 4-hour rental. All-day and multi-day bookings will receive a substantial discount.
The Jaguar XJS (formerly XJ-S) was a grand tourer built between 1975-1996, replacing the legendary E-Type. The last generation, of which this is an example, is the most developed and most reliable of these future classics. This is one of just 56 manual-transmission convertibles sent to the U.S. in ’94. Only about 2% of the XJS sold in the U.S in ’93 and ’94 came so-equipped. Other than some early V-12s in the 1970s, no other XJS’ were outfitted with manual transmissions. Not only is this an extremely rare cat, but the manual cars came with other upgrades, including uprated suspensions, premium wheels, and firmer steering. This is definitely the sportiest and most engaging of the XJS line!
This vehicle is not flawless, but overall has been very well-maintained and is reliable. The only faults are that the CD changer doesn't work, and the top canvas is wearing in places (it doesn't leak)—these problems will be fixed soon! But everything else works as intended, and mechanically the car is in very strong shape. For example, the power top works perfectly--unhook two handles and hold the button and the roof is down in less than 10 seconds!
You’ll be amazed at how it smothers bumps yet takes corners with aplomb. The Connolly leather seats are supple yet still supportive, the driver position is normal, visibility is great. The interior trim is real wood. The trunk is good-size for a convertible and you can use the rear seats for added stowage (although the rear seats themselves are seemingly designed only for legless children). The XJS’ combination of refinement, sportiness, panache, and practicality is superior to anything you’ll find on Turo, including my own Abarth Spider and Ferrari 348 Spider.
Some of the other features are:
-AM/FM radio with cassette and trunk-mounted 6-disc CD changer
-5-speed MANUAL transmission
-automatic climate control
-6-way power seats
-full-size spare tire with jack kit
-dual front airbags
Engine: DOHC, 4.0L inline 6, 24V
Power: 245 bhp
Torque: 273 lb/ft
Suspension: Independent all round
0-60 mph: 7.8 sec.
Top Speed: 141 mph