- Classic and elegant coupé
- 77000 restoration invoices
- Rare 5-speed manual gearbox
- No reserve
It is difficult to replace an icon. And so the car that would succeed the famous Jaguar Mk II was keenly anticipated. Presented in 1968, it didn't disappoint. The XJ had an added level of sophistication that made it inviting to drive : leather upholstery, varnished wood dashboard, smooth and silent running, precise steering, with power and torque that gave its passengers the performance and comfort expected of a motor car of this standing.
According to the certificate from the Jaguar Heritage Trust, this XJC V12 coupé left the production line on 8 December 1975 and was delivered to New York. It was the subject of a very thorough restoration in the US between 2007 and 2011, when it was taken apart and completely rebuilt to the highest standards for a total cost of87,000. The engine was rebuilt, including the camshafts, with re-bored cylinders, new pistons, valves, valve seats and guides, for a sum of close to10,000. A 5-speed manual gearbox was fitted with reinforced clutch. The differential and front axle were refurbished as well as the brakes and the radiator water flow that was enlarged. All engine components were refurbished or changed as was the wiring and the instruments on the dashboard. The body was stripped and repainted in British Racing Green while the " Biscuit " interior, carpets and wood trim were renewed. The seals and the chrome work are new and a file of invoices comes with the car. It is rare to find one of these elegant XJC V12 models that has been restored from top to bottom, for just a fraction of the cost of the work carried out. This car, one of just 603 examples built, has covered just 18,000km since being restored.