Jaguar XJS Cabriolet, 1989-96
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Jaguar specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top, You will re-use your original glass window
  • Original Factory Material: Classic German Sonnenland Canvas
  • Original Window: You will reuse your original
  • Original Colors: Black, Blue, Dark Tan and Brown
  • Alternate Materials: Sonnendeck Canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Package Specials: Include all items required for Do-It-Yourself convertible top replacement. Includes fully illustrated manual.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders available and in stock.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

Best Buy!
A.) Restoration Package:
Classic German Sonnenland Canvas (OEM) Convertible Top. For use with original Glass Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pairof Side Tension Cables and Rear Attachment Cables
  • 8 Feet of Double-Sided Tape
  • Rivet Gun with Rivets
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Top Pads
  • Rear Cable Tool
  • 6-feet Velcro
  • Detailed Instruction Manual (see below at 'installation supplies'
For: 1989-96 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Convertible Top
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$739.95
B.) Classic German Sonnenland Canvas(OEM) Convertible Top. For Use with Reinstalled Glass Window.
For: 1989-96 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Convertible Top
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$589.95
Best Buy!
C.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Sonnendeck Twillfast Canvas Convertible Top. For Use with Original Glass Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Side Tension Cables and Rear Attachment Cables
  • 8 Feet of Double-Sided Tape
  • Rivet Gun with Rivets
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Cloth Top Pads
  • Rear Cable Tool
  • 6-feet Velcro
  • Detailed Instruction Manual
For: 1989-96 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Convertible Top
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$709.95
D.) Sonnendeck Canvas Convertible Top, for Use with Reinstalled Glass Rear Window.
For: 1989-96 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Convertible Top
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$559.95
Best Buy!
E.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top. For Use with Reinstalled Glass Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Side Tension Cables and Rear Attachment Cables
  • 8 Feet of Double-Sided Tape
  • Rivet Gun with Rivets
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Cloth Top Pads
  • Rear Cable Tool
  • 6-feet Velcro
  • Detailed Instruction Manual
For: 1989-96 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Convertible Top
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$649.95
F.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, for Use with Reinstalled Existing Glass Rear Window.
For: 1989-96 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet Convertible Top
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$499.95
Jaguar XJS Cabriolet convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Top and Headliner Installation Manual
Included in packages; will be sent-on request- with order of top.
1
4 pages 8 1/2 x 11 fully illustrated.
No Charge!
4oz Can of Contact Trimmer Cement
$6.95
Rear Attachment/hold Down Top Cable.
$31.95
 
Replacement Pads.
$99.95
Universal Foreign, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$22.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1989-96 Jaguar XJS Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1989-96 Jaguar XJS Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Headliners

Headliners

A.) Jaguar XJS Cloth Headliner with Foam Backing. for 4-Seater. Please specify Grey or Tan in your checkout message.(ACH-16)
Color:

$279.95
B.) Jaguar XJS Cloth Headliner with Foam Backing. for 2-Seater. Please specify Grey or Tan in your checkout message.(ACH-16)
$279.95


Boots

Boots

A.) Jaguar XJS Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In German Sonnenland Canvas.
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$599.95
B.) Jaguar XJS Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Sonnendeck Canvas.
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$549.95
C.) Jaguar XJS Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Haartz Stayfast Canvas.
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$529.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Seat Covers

Seat Covers

1988-94 Jaguar XJS, Style "B", Original Jaguar Leather, Seat Upholstery Kit, 2 Cushions, 2 Backrests & 2 Headrests.
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$1695.95
 
1988-94 Jaguar XJS, Style "B", Original Jaguar Leather, Seat Upholstery Kit, 2 Cushions, 2 Backrests & 2 Headrests.
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$1695.95
1994-95 Jaguar XJS, Style "D", Original Jaguar Leather, Seat Upholstery Kit, 2 Cushions, 2 Backrests & 2 Headrests
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$1299.95
1995-96 Jaguar XJS, Style "C", Original Jaguar Leather, Seat Upholstery Kit, 2 Cushions, 2 Backrests & 2 Headrests.
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$1299.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1986-96 Jaguar XJS Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
1986-96 Jaguar XJS Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95
1986-96 Jaguar XJS Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$239.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue, Dark Tan and Brown

Original Fabrics and Colors:
A5 German Sonnenland Canvas, Black, Beige, and Blue

Alternate Fabrics:
Sonnenland (Twillfast) Canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas and Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl

About The Fabrics:

German Sonnenland Canvas is the original German made canvas used in many Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and other convertibles. It's general construction is very similar to the other two canvases. It is hard to tell the surfaces apart among the three. But the manufacturing specifications make this the longest lasting top. There is an approximate twenty percent greater wear rating for Sonnenland than for Haartz Stayfast. Some of this is due to the abrasion resistance of the exterior canvas. This is a factor in certain tops where the framework design tends to produce friction between the top's surface and the car's hardware. (It is a well known 'trade secret' that the Haartz Division of Glen Raven Mills purchased the Sonnenland factory.)

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl’s design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.

All tops include the boot straps.

Rear Window:
Most owners have an intact glass rear window and frame that can be transferred to the new top. The tops require this transfer

We also offer a top with an encapsulated plastic rear window for those owners whose window frame or glass cannot be reused.

Headliner:
The headliner is the interior roof covering. It is a separate part from the top and is listed under 'accessories.' Most headliners were originally tan cloth, some were gray.

The headliners are slightly different for the four-seater and the two seater. Be sure to order your headliner accordingly.

Special Pads:
Our pads are made of non-original foam rubber. These make for an excellent replacement.

Attachment Cable:
We list the rear hold down cable under 'accessories.' This cable us used to secure the base line of the top to the body lip of the car. It is wise to replace the cable with each top.

Hydraulics:

We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible tops. All are made to OEM specifications. Each can be ordered separately; however, when ordering hydraulic cylinders we recommend replacing both. The chances are that both hydraulic cylinders were manufactured at the same time: if one is on its way out the other may follow. If the top is raised and one hydraulic cylinder is working harder than the other the result over time can lead to a slightly bent convertible top frame. The replacement of both hydraulic cylinders will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and have a 1 year warranty when used with this fluid. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.

We also offer a rebuilding service for motor-pumps. Not all are repairable, but it is less expensive to have one rebuilt than to buy a new one. The motor-pump would need to be sent to us for evaluation. Hoses come with all new fittings and are made specifically to fit your car.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Jaguar XJS Cabriolet) fit cars for years: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.