In the fall of 1983, the XJ-SC 3.6 was introduced, a convertible with Targa roof and foldable rear window. The clientele, however, longed for a “ironless” convertible, which was previously only as a subsequent conversion, especially Arden Automotive in Germany. The XJ-SC was therefore a transitional model because Jaguar was busy developing a torsion-resistant convertible based on the XJ-S 5.3 HE Coupe (Series 2). In February 1988, the XJ-S 5.3 V12 Convertible (Series 2) was then first presented to the world public at the Geneva Motor Show as a full convertible. From the XJ-SC 5.3 HE, only 3,925 vehicles were produced.