[xj-s] 96 "Celebration" XJS

I recently acquired a 1996 sapphire blue (or Ecurie Ecosse blue, perhaps)
convertible, and am still sorting out the license, operating systems, etc.
I am looking forward to some Grand Touring as soon as I can get the time.

I have recently moved to Texas from Hawaii - there are lot of family
reasons for such a move, but we had a hard time leaving Hawaii after 35
years. Have also been quite active in the development of
the electric vehicle industry, as a consultant in Hawaii, Washington, DC,
and California, for the last 5 years or so. While the EV’s don’t have the
traditions andmystique of the Jags, Porsches, MG’s and Alfas, which I have
owned and raced over the years, they are definitely coming, and are a
fascinating
technical challenge.

In Graham Robson’s book “Jaguar XJ-S, The Complete Story”, and in some
other publications, there is a mention that the later XJS models were known
as “Celebration” models. Was there any special identification of these
models (badging, model numbers, etc.)? Were they a subset of the “standard”
XJS in those years, or were all of these known by that designation?

Not a major problem, but something I have not found explained anywhere
else.

Ralph Patterson
Austin, TX
'96 XJS Convertible
'95 Mazda ES

At 09:37 AM 1/21/99 -0500, Ralph A Patterson wrote:

In Graham Robson’s book “Jaguar XJ-S, The Complete Story”, and in some
other publications, there is a mention that the later XJS models were known
as “Celebration” models. Was there any special identification of these
models (badging, model numbers, etc.)? Were they a subset of the “standard”
XJS in those years, or were all of these known by that designation?

I have wondered about this too. In 1990, Jaguar came out with a “Majestic”
series in the USA. The cars were a burgandy-red and the lattice wheels had
matching red paint on the inside of the spokes. Is this what Mr. Robson was
refering too perhaps? Or is there some other special model?

Sometime back I suggested the list colloborate on cosmetic changes in models
from 1976 to 1996. I did not get any responses, but if anyone is still
interested in cooperating, I can make it easy for everyone by writing a
web-application on-line questionnare and publish the results on my website.
Let me know if you guys are interested and I’ll do it.

Regards,

Wayne Estrada
1989 XJ-S Convertible (Dorchester Grey)
1989 Vanden Plas Sedan (Alpine Green)
Richmond VA, USA
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Wayne Estrada wrote:

At 09:37 AM 1/21/99 -0500, Ralph A Patterson wrote:

In Graham Robson’s book “Jaguar XJ-S, The Complete Story”, and in some
other publications, there is a mention that the later XJS models were known
as “Celebration” models. Was there any special identification of these
models (badging, model numbers, etc.)? Were they a subset of the “standard”
XJS in those years, or were all of these known by that designation?

I have wondered about this too. In 1990, Jaguar came out with a “Majestic”
series in the USA. The cars were a burgandy-red and the lattice wheels had
matching red paint on the inside of the spokes. Is this what Mr. Robson was
refering too perhaps? Or is there some other special model?

Sometime back I suggested the list colloborate on cosmetic changes in models
from 1976 to 1996. I did not get any responses, but if anyone is still
interested in cooperating, I can make it easy for everyone by writing a
web-application on-line questionnare and publish the results on my website.
Let me know if you guys are interested and I’ll do it.

Dunno about the “Celebration” models or “Majestic” series, but my 1990 XJ-S is
Signal red with matching paint inside the spokes of the lattice wheels, red
piping on the magnolia (beige) leather, and it is badged “Collection Rouge
Edition”. As i understand it, there were also Collection Rouge XJ-6’s. There
was apparently another 90’s edition badged “Classic Collection”, but I don’t
know what was special about them. Kelly adds about $500 to the blue book value
on these 2 series. In my case, when I titled the car, the Minnesota DOT gal
wouldn’t take my word for the purchase price because my VIN starts with SAJTW
where the T represents “Collection Rouge/Classic”, and she couldn’t find a T
anywhere in her pricing guides. Fortunately the PO had the original bill of
sale.
As for your web application, I’m pretty thin on knowledge apart from my
specific application, but I’d be happy to supply you with VIN and whatnot if
you like.

Hasta chihuahua,
Keen Young