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**SOLD** 1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible


1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible

We have been asked to re-home a selection of cars previously owned by not only one of the most enthusiastic & knowledgeable classic car owners you could ever wish to meet, but a gentleman who with the help of his fellow members at York Vikings Rotary Club, helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities in our area.

Tony Raylor entered many international rallies in the 1960’s and was also Chairman of York Motor Club in the 1970’s.

Tony together with his wife Carolyn, certainly used their car collection. Regular tours on the continent include, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, Norway, Le-Mans and Ireland. Wow... not many of us could match that!

Tony passed away earlier in the year. Consequently this is one of those cars.

'The Raylor Collection'

Imported by Tony over the later part of 2007 from Marietta Sports Cars in Texas USA. Arriving on our shores and being registered by the DVLA in November 2007.

Finished in Sapphire Blue with matching colour hood, biscuit leather interior and factory alloy wheels. This was one of Tony's favorite cars. Purchased specifically for European touring for for himself and carolyn. Various tours were undertaken, hence the 'velcro' sticky strip on the vehicles bumpers. There to hold the event entry plate. (These should hopefully remove without issue should they not be required)

Despite being an imported vehicle, which as we all know traditionally have very little in the way of paperwork, the Jaguar has a reasonable history folder.

Paperwork from the dealer, previously issued MOT test certificates & service invoices clearly state recorded mileages at various stages in the vehicles life. These will no doubt substantiate the vehicle mileage. These recordings are as follows:-

  • 4377 miles @ February 1996
  • 10,401 miles @ April 1997
  • 12,814 miles @ October 1997
  • 15,704 miles @ April 1998
  • 30,534 miles @ September 2001
  • 44,309 miles @ January 2007
  • 45,462 miles @ May 2007
  • 46,363 miles @ August 2007
  • 46,748 miles @ October 2007
  • 51,640 miles @ April 2009
  • 54,791 miles @ April 2010
  • 57,057 miles @ April 2011
  • 58,115 miles @ April 2012
  • 61,241 miles @ April 2013
  • 62,615 miles @ May 2014
  • 65,036 miles @ April 2015
  • 65,648 miles @ April 2016
  • 68,259 miles @ April 2017
  • 68,648 miles @ April 2018
  • 70,913 miles @ April 2019
  • 71,418 miles @ May 2020

A large selection of service invoices and parts supply receipts are in the vehicles history folder together with importation paperwork, vehicle payment receipts, HMRC duty paid information, transport / shipping details and a large number of UK MOT test certificates.

There is also a workshop manual and parts / service information on CD-Rom.

Absolutely perfect for exactly what Tony purchased the car for - European touring.

NB:- The bulk of this description above was taken directly from the show boards which Tony had for each vehicle. These can be seen in the photographs. We cannot be 100% accurate on the mileage reading at last service. Although, the engine oil is super clean, as is the transmission fluid and engine coolant. Also the engine oil filter looks relatively recent. 

On site now for viewing by appointment only - please call us to arrange on 01751 477555 Thank you


  • Lot Number: 201
  • Year: 1995
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XJS Convertible
  • Registration: M113 YRN
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 3980
  • Current Milometer Reading: 71,438
  • MOT Expiry Date: 04-05-2021
  • Estimate: £16,500 - £18,500