Between 1971 and 1975, a new 5.3-litre 12-cylinder Jaguar V12 was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase fixed head coupé body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The car was easily identifiable from earlier models by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proudly states V12.
Finished in its original striking colour combination Azure Blue with contrasting Cinnamon leather interior, ‘TJJ 289M' was originally dispatched from Browns Lane to Henlys of London in 1973.
An original right-hand drive, late Series III 5.3 litre V12 Fixedhead Coupe 2+2, this beautiful looking automatic car also benefits from being a matching engine and chassis numbers car as confirmed by its Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Built in July 1973, this car has the pleasure of a webasto sunroof for those long summer days.
There is a history file supplied with the car containing details of previous owners and including over 30 years of invoices and MoTs showing mileage and maintenance records, including a complete engine rebuild in 1987 at circa 54,000 miles. There is a photographic record showing a complete bare metal strip down and rebuild to bodywork in 1992 and further photographs of a full brake, suspension and sub frame replacement rebuild in 2006.
The car was recently fully serviced at 89,700 miles, including new fan belts, new handbrake pads, new fluids and three new tyres. The current mileage stands at 90,011 unwarranted miles and the MoT expiry date is 08/07/2015.
The car presents very well in its original colour combination and the chrome is still in excellent condition. The wire wheels catch your eye. And upon opening the doors the Cinnamon leather looks sharp. When you place your hands on the wheel and start her up, the 5.3-litre V12 sounds fabulous. We are advised that the oil pressure is good; the gearbox changes up and down smoothly and we are told the car drives well.
We are proud to offer a very collectable version of the car that Enzo Ferrari once described as "the most beautiful car in the world".