Lot 302 - 1977 12947 XJC 4.2
|Odometer reading||50,634 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,576|
The XJ series of motorcars were the mainstay of Jaguar cars since 1968 and was the last model to have any input by Sir William Lyons, its founder. After the Series One and Two, a relatively short run of two door XJ coupés with a pillarless hardtop body called the XJ-C was built between 1975 and 1978. The car was launched at the London Motor Show in October 1973 but it subsequently became clear that it was not ready for production and the economic troubles unfolding in the western world at that time reduced further any sense of urgency about producing and selling the cars. They finally started to emerge from Jaguar show-rooms only some two years later. Priced higher than the four-door version, they were immediately relatively exclusive and the profile of these sought after touring cars was so attractive, with windows down, that they are often hard to find in good condition.
This example is presented in Jaguar Yellow Gold with the optional upgraded red leather trim; very much reminiscent of the period in history in which it was built. The bodywork and chassis are described as exemplary by the current owner due to a restoration project which also included a replacement 4.2 litre Daimler engine. Benefitting from low mileage, one year's MoT certificate and plenty of MoT and service history, this will be seen as a solid investment for any Jaguar enthusiast and is offered at no reserve. Guide price £3,000 - £5,000.
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