I was out at the local Brit car show on the weekend. I came across a really nice 1992 5 Speed XJS. The car was in great shape and someone was saying tis is a fairly rare car. I checked my XJS book but couldn’t find how many were produced. Does anyone know how many 5 speed XJS’s left the Jaguar factory. It also had a two leather upholstery which looked nice. Wasn’t sure if it was a red collection edition or not.
I had two in the UK, an 84 convertible by Paul Banham and an 85 coupe both 3.6 of course. Not super rare in UK & Europe but scarce. A test batch was imported to the US I believe and sold off by Jag eventually as there was no interest. The 92 XJS would use a 290 Getrag with integral bell (4.0/3.2 engined sedans also, up to 96) whereas 3.6 XJS /XJ6 (including 2.8 XJ40) used the 265 with separate bell.
For the US (North America), the only year 5 speed manual was offered was 1993. Only 6-bangers.
Anything else is either changed by the owner or grey market
PS Peter misspoke. 1992 for the US market was only V12.
I was just responding to the question, which describes a 92 5-speed. Assuming the OP didn’t miss-speak and the car is described correctly, I just said that any six with a 5-speed would be 290 for 4.0/3.2 years and a 265 for 3.6/2.8 cars, which is true wherever the cars wound up being sold, or not. The changeover happened around 1991 in the XJ40/XJS ranges IIRC.
You should call in again some time and see what I have in the garage nowadays
From just doing a quick Google search , I discovered this from another Jaguar forum.
So I sent an email to the archivist at JLR asking for 5 speed production numbers by body style for the US and Canada. After speaking to a specialist for this area, the archivist responded with the following:-
"I did the figures for US and Canada for XJS facelift manual cars.
1992 Coupe - 33 Canada only
1993 Coupe - 37 US and 4 Can
1993 Convertible - 62 US and 4 Can
1993 2+2 - 2 US and 4 Can
1994 Coupe - 19 US only
1994 2+2 - 56 US and 2 Can
There was none in 1995 or 1996. There was approximately 70 Manual AJ16 engine XJSs and none were sold to the USA. It doesn’t mean none have been imported though."
Remember these are calendar year production figures, so some cars produced in 92 may be 93MY and some in 1993 may be 94MY.
So a total of 176 cars for the US and 47 for Canada. A manual AJ16 looks to be a very rare bird and if someone did bring one over here, it’s probably the only one!
I guess the only reason I was curious is a gentleman at the car show said there were only 26 in Canada.
I’ve only seen two in my entire life.coincidentally both were red. One at an auto manufacturers auto show in the early 90’s with a cloth grey interior and the one on the weekend.