Time To Pounce We test five undervalued Jaguars to capture while they’re still £5k-£25k – S-type, XJ12C, XJS, XJR and XKR. The distinctive style and performance that marks out Jaguars needn’t cost a fortune to own. Here are five that offer the best value of the lot. Words Russ Smith. Photography Charlie Magee.
Who says you can’t herd cats? Left to right: XJR, XJ5.3C, XJS Convertible, S-type and XKR offer unrivalled style and ability for the money.
JAGUAR BEST BUYS How to get into these silken performers while they’re still £5-25k Choose from S-type, XJC, XKR, XJR and XJS. Forget the E-type – our pick of great-value classic Jaguars to buy this summer.
Look beyond the obvious icons of the revered E-type and XK and the entry price to performance Jaguar ownership is actually set pretty low. Yet you are still joining a smart and exclusive club, in which powerful and characterful engines, a smooth ride and great style are prerequisites. They’re vehicles of distinction too – no one ever mistakes a Jaguar for anything else. The company’s back catalogue contains some sleepers – models that offer all of the above, but also represent remarkably good value when measured against their rivals or just plain logic. We’ve settled on five of them which do just that and are also showing early signs of price rises – which means now is the smart time to buy one and enjoy driving it in the knowledge that you’ll also be smiling if you come to sell later.