Lot 324 - 1977 Jaguar XJ-C
|Odometer reading||64,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,424|
The XJ series of motorcars were the mainstay of Jaguar cars since 1968 and, in fact, was the last motorcar to have any input by Sir William Lyons, its founder. After the series 1 and 2, 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 actually 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 this time seem to have 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. These were priced higher than the four-door car so were immediately relatively exclusive. 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 excellent 1977 Jaguar XJ-C coupé is fitted with the six cylinder, 4.2 litre engine and has been the subject of a cosmetic restoration which included replacing the wings and changing the colour to Masons Black. Fitted with a full length Webasto sunroof it gives the impression of driving in a soft top without the wind buffering around you and the appearance is enhanced by the optional Kent alloy wheels. Finished in black with a black leather interior and black everflex roof, this striking XJ-C is supplied with a V5c registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2015, the original handbook pack containing the handbook and service book which is stamped up to 2014 and a file of invoices relating to the car. Jaguars were the ultimate in luxury in the 1970's as is clearly evident in this fine example.
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