<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA

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Lot 258¤
One owner from new, 99.99 point JCNA winner
1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan
Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607
Engine no. 7P40614LA

Sold for US$ 30,800 inc. premium
1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan
Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607
Engine no. 7P40614LA
5,343cc SOHC V12 Engine
Bosch-Bendix-Lucas D-Jetronic Fuel Injection
283bhp at 5,750rpm
3-Speed GM Turbo Hydro-Matic Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*Single owner from new
*Fewer than 7,000 original miles
*99.99 point JCNA winner
*Believed to be one of only 6 Series III XJ12 delivered new to the US
*One of the finest examples extant


THE JAGUAR XJ

Although 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, and the resulting XJ12 duly appeared in July 1972. With a top speed of over 135mph courtesy of the 5.3-liter V12, the newcomer combined high performance with a level of luxury unmatched by many a less-accommodating Grand Tourer costing several times as much. A longer wheelbase version was introduced in August 1972, becoming the standard bodyshell when the model was up-graded to Series II specification the following year, while the 'Sovereign' version took its name from the range-topping Daimler variant and came with just about every conceivable optional extra incorporated as standard. Forced to withdraw its 12-cylinder cars from the United States market in 1980 because of their inability to meet fuel consumption targets, Jaguar responded with new cylinder heads, designed by Swiss engineer, Michael May, and a revised ignition system. Combined with the existing Lucas/Bosch fuel injection, the result was a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20% for the new 'HE' (High Efficiency) engine. A truly magnificent car, the original XJ12 bowed out in Pininfarina-styled Series III guise in 1992.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Tudor White over Biscuit leather XJ12 was purchased new by the vendor in September of 1979. With the Series III XJ only offered with the 4.2-liter straight six in the US, this is believed to be one of only six Series III XJ12s sold new to the United States.

Immediately recognizing its rarity, the long term owners of this car have meticulously maintained it. Always garaged and driven infrequently, it has fewer than 7,000 original miles on the clock. Complete with its service records, books, tools, and Heritage Certificate, it has won numerous shows and been judged at 99.99 points by the JCNA.

Surely one of, if not the, best examples extant, this low mileage, one-owner from new XJ12 is now ready for its next careful owner.

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  • Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number JBVL49C307607.
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<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
<b>1979 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. JBVLV49C307607 ,br>Engine no. 7P40614LA
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