1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW

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1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon
Registration no. RYD 999L Chassis no. 2C1484BW

Sold for £ 6,187 (US$ 8,425) inc. premium
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon
Registration no. RYD 999L
Chassis no. 2C1484BW
Odometer reading: 39,630
MOT: 29/03/2022



*Jaguar's flagship luxury saloon
*39,630 miles recorded
*Much recent work



Launched to much acclaim in 1968, the XJ6 refined concepts embodied by previous Jaguar saloons to create a car rivalling the best offered by Mercedes-Benz. Although introduced with XK six-cylinder power, it had always been Jaguar's intention that its flagship saloon would accommodate the E-Type's new all-alloy V12 engine, and the resulting XJ12 duly appeared in July 1972. With a top speed of over 135mph 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. An improved rear legroom version was introduced in August 1972.

Finished in Glacier White, the car presents well having been in the hands of only three recorded owners from new, and with these cars a short ownership history is always reassuring. The interior retained the original blue leather and is in very pleasing order.

Works carried out in 2015 included renewing the suspension and brake pads. More recently the car has benefited from a tune up and service. It comes with numerous MoTs dating from the 1980s and 1990s; a few receipts; some DVLA correspondence; and a current MoT valid until March 2022. The mileage is recorded at 39,630. The XJ12 brought even greater refinement to a startlingly brilliant model and still impresses after nearly half a century with its magic carpet quality.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 55 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 5 /10
    Main components: 2
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 8 /20
    Starting: 2
    Running: 2
    Under Bonnet: 2
    Mechanical components: 2

    Car History File: 3
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
1973 Jaguar XJ12 Saloon  Chassis no. 2C1484BW
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