Why hire a Jaguar XJS?

The Jaguar XJS convertible is a superb grand tourer, with light power-assisted steering, effortless acceleration, and armchair luxury. With its grace and pace it makes a stylish and comfortable motorway cruiser. Most modern sports cars are faster, but few ride better than an XJS. In a beautiful shade of red, our XJS has a thunderous 5.3 litre V12 engine and automatic gearbox.

If you want to cruise the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire with the top down, this luxury jaguar car hire could be the choice for you.

Experience driving a Jaguar XJS

Jaguar XJS hire
Rent this Jaguar XJS and experience this luxury period piece
Jaguar XJS in South Yorkshire, showing it's luxury cream leather interior
Jaguar XJS heads off for the Yorkshire Dales

Pick up point for the Jaguar XJS is Leeds

Hire our Jaguar XJS from £133 to £195 per day

Jaguar XJS hire

Our 1990 Jaguar XJS convertible is completely original and in pristine condition for a sports car of that year. With its turbine smooth 5.3 litre V12 engine delivering 280 bhp at 5000 rpm, and seemingly endless torque, it has silky-smooth performance, perfect for cruising in total comfort. Hire a Jaguar XJS for the day and, upon return, you can get out of it as if you’ve just been asleep in an armchair.

If you want to hire a Jaguar with panache, our XJS is in an attractive combination of Signal Red with Magnolia hide interior and power hood. Our convertible 2 seater sports car is a real period piece, a classic car reminiscent of the 1970s.

Everybody likes an open top Jaguar, and when the XJS convertible was introduced in 1975, it soon became one of the most popular Jaguars of the day, and a firm favourite with company executives. It surprised the market when it was launched – the smooth curves of the Jaguar E-type had been replaced by a much more angular style which was very, very 1970s. It quickly became the height of fashion and production ran through until 1996.

If you can remember “The New Avengers” then you may remember Gambit driving around in a Jaguar XJS, as did the ultra cool Simon Templar in “The Return of The Saint”.

Many people are of the opinion that we don’t just think things were better in the 1970s, they actually were. Jaguar cars have always been the affordable luxury car, so why not remind yourself of those care free days of the 1970s by hiring an XJS?




5.3 litre V12 engine

Top Speed

152 mph and 0 – 60 in 7 seconds

Power (BHP)

280 bhp at 5500rpm, torque 318 lb.ft.at 3000 rpm


Estimated 15-17 mpg


Automatic 3 speed gearbox


Vented Discs at the front and Discs at the rear.



2 door, 2 seater soft top

Luggage Space

Good sized boot for this type of car, big enough for a medium suitcase and golf clubs


Signal red with magnolia leather interior

Weather Protection

Black power hood

In Car Entertainment

Original radio cassette, tapes supplied

Sat Nav

Socket for sat nav.

Hire a Jaguar XJS as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00


Additional days £170 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast.  The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours


Additional days £170 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00


Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.

Proms Package

Available Monday to Thursday

Evening to following morning


Price includes 50 miles

This package is tailor made for proms. As long as you are not going too far,  this package should suit you perfectly. You can collect the car on the evening of the prom and return it the morning after.

Wedding Package

40 hours hire


Price includes 125 miles

This package is tailor made for weddings making it easy to pick the car up and drop it off without interfering with your big day.  Collect the car the evening before the wedding (17:00 – 20:00), use it all day on your wedding day and then return it the  morning after the wedding (09:00 – 10:30).


All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £0.95 per mile

Security deposit £1500

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 25, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.

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