JAGUAR XJ12 5.3 HE (1984) CHASSIS N°: SAJJDALW4CC384727, ENGINE: V 12, DISPLACEMENT: 5345 CM3, POWER: 285 CV, BODY: SALOON, GEARBOX: AUTOMATIC, DRIVE: LHD, THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD
When the XJ was launched in 1968, it marked Jaguar’s passage from a specialist factory to a proper manufacturer, able to play its role among the world’s great. With a sporty line, a luxurious leather and walnut interior and a very sophisticated drivetrain, the XJ was the first modern luxury saloon. When four years later Lyons launched the top version with a V12, the XJ really was at the top of the automotive world. The V12 engines only were used in touring cars for a brief period before the war, mainly in the US. Since Ferrari started in 1947, they were only considered in super sports cars. Lyons changed all that, and everybody had to follow his example. After a few years Jaguar’s V12 was modernised with new high-turbolence chambers which increased dramatically its efficiency and consumption. When CAR magazine run a Giant Test with the XJ12, the Mercedes Benz 560 S, the BMW 750 and the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the surprise verdict was that the Jaguar was the Best Car in the World! Today we offer a rare opportunity to acquire a pristine and original example of a very rare Italian XJ12, perfectly maintained and with an ASI Targa Oro for the price of a secondhand citycar: make sure you don’t miss it! The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.