Original left hand drive,1976 Jaguar XJ12 Series II Coupé Chassis no. 2G50398BW Engine no. 7P257235SA

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1976 Jaguar XJ12 Series II Coupé
Chassis no. 2G50398BW Engine no. 7P257235SA

Sold for € 13,800 (US$ 15,447) inc. premium
Original left hand drive
1976 Jaguar XJ12 Series II Coupé
Chassis no. 2G50398BW
Engine no. 7P257235SA
Although the Xj6 had been introduced with XK six-cylinder power under the bonnet, it had always been Jaguar's intention that its flagship saloon would accommodate the new all-alloy V12 engine that had debuted in the E-Type sports car, and the resulting XJ12 duly appeared in July 1972. With a top speed of 145mph courtesy of the 5.3-litre V12's 272bhp, the newcomer combined high performance with a level of luxury unmatched by many a less-accommodating Grand Tourer costing several times as much. The prohibitive expense of getting its two-door bodyshell to meet United States safety regulations meant that the Coupé version never went on sale in the USA, Jaguar's biggest export market. Consequently the model is one of the rarest of the XJ family, being produced between 1975 and 1977, during which period only 1,873 were completed with the 5.3-litre V12 engine.

This example of one of the rarest and most highly sought-after of modern Jaguars was delivered to its first owner in Innsbruck, Austria in July 1976 and was purchased by the current vendor in 1994. Restored some time ago, the car is finished in dark blue with black vinyl roof and believed-original matching leather interior. Accompanying documentation consist of Austrian registration papers and a 1993 condition report.

No reserve.

Cet exemplaire volant à gauche d'origine d'une des Jaguar modernes parmi les plus rares et les plus recherchées a été livrée à son premier propriétaire à Innsbruck (Autriche) en juillet 1976 et achetée par le vendeur actuel en 1994. Restaurée il y a quelques temps, la voiture est de couleur bleu foncé avec toit gainé de vinyle noir et intérieur en cuir assorti très certainement d'origine. Les documents joints sont les papiers d'immatriculation autrichiens et un rapport d'expertise de 1993.

Sans réserve.
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Original left hand drive,1976 Jaguar XJ12 Series II Coupé Chassis no. 2G50398BW Engine no. 7P257235SA
Original left hand drive,1976 Jaguar XJ12 Series II Coupé Chassis no. 2G50398BW Engine no. 7P257235SA
Original left hand drive,1976 Jaguar XJ12 Series II Coupé Chassis no. 2G50398BW Engine no. 7P257235SA
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