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1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)

Sale price: £5,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 27.05.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)
Year: 1978
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 25,401
Transmission: Automatic
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre) for sale

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  • 1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)
  • 1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)
  • 1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)
  • 1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)
  • 1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)
  • 1978 Jaguar XJ12, Series II, (5.3 litre)

For sale by auction on Saturday 06 June 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Jaguar XJ6 was the long awaited replacement for both the Mk.
X. S-Type and Mk. II saloons of the 1960's. The XJ had an all-new
body that utilised the legendary XK engine initially in either 2. 8
or 4. 2 litre form. Independent rear suspension was essentially a
modified design from the previous saloons. The XJ debuted in 1968
and was produced in three different Series through until 1992. It
was the last Jaguar to have direct development input from the
company's founder. Sir William Lyons. At the launch. he referred to
the new XJ saloon as "the finest Jaguar ever". It was indeed very
well received and set new standards for ride quality and comfort in
its class. A new flagship model was announced in July 1972
featuring simplified grille treatment and housing the mighty 5. 3. br/>V12 engine used in the E-Type. The car as presented at that time
was the world's only mass-produced 12-cylinder four-door car. and
was able to boast a top speed "around 140 mph".

This example is a late Series II XJ12 in red with period black
vinyl roof and tan leather upholstery. The history file contains
photographs from approximately 12 years ago of the car in a Jaguar
showroom surrounded by then new generation Jaguar XJ models. The
original Owners wallet is present and includes the original Leyland
Cars Service Passport which documents annual servicing up until
July 1982 at which time the car was recorded as having done just
8. 05 miles. There are 12 MoT test certificates which chart the
cars progress from 11. 89 miles in 1987 through to 22. 98 miles in
November 1999 and then in June 2007 an MoT testing station recorded
the mileage at 25. 57 miles. The car has passed a further four MoT
tests since but has continued to be very little used. The most
recent was in March of this year with less than 50 miles travelled
since. Consequently today. this fine example has a remarkably low
mileage of just 25. 01 well documented miles. There were no
advisories issued on the certificate from the last MoT test so the
car is presented in good order throughout and ready to be shown and
enjoyed. This comes from a small private collection of British cars
and with two sets of keys. it is worth considering the very high
attrition rates of the mid 1970's Jaguar saloons. combined with
values of sister E-Types climbing so steeply recently. indicating
that such a scarce and super-low mileage V12 XJ could make a very
shrewd investment for the discerning collector. 

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