Lot 247 - 1988 Jaguar Sovereign V12 Series III
|Odometer reading||52,085 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,150|
This example of the desirable Series III Sovereign, we are informed, was owned and run for 20 years from 1988 to 2008 by a Dutch grain baron, registered to his double-fronted Georgian mansion in the heart of Chelsea. The XJ12 has worn the cherished registration A2DCW its entire life, and this valuable registration mark is included in the sale. The service record bears 12 stamps from the local Jaguar/Daimler main dealer until it was then retired into storage before acquisition, in 2018, by the current owner, a former Aston Martin engineer who missed the purr of a V12. The car was given extensive recommissioning in 2018 by Keith Parrington at XJ Restorations, a doyen of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club and we are told the country's pre-eminent expert restorer of these cars. This included renewal of all brake components, all suspension and steering rack bushes, new tyres, a complete new stainless exhaust, major service of all fluids and rectifying all issues found. A few months later in 2019, the Jaguar was back with Keith for rectification of a few areas of minor bubbling but our vendor states it has never required any structural welding. The opportunity was taken to remove the bonnet leaper for a cleaner look and Keith's team gave the car a full respray in the original stunning shade of Diamond Blue. The original door cards were refurbished using the original material and lastly, a period-replica stereo was fitted, giving DAB and Bluetooth functionality.
Clearly this car has wanted for nothing and we are told has always been looked after on a money-no-object basis. Timeless elegance, blissful comfort and the effortless progress achieved from a V12 are a combination which stands in comparison with many other classic or modern cars today. The current owner only fills up the twin tanks with super unleaded, and never uses it for short journeys. Since using it for a honeymoon road trip in 2019 it has had regular use and is now for sale due to loss of storage. Offered with an excellent history file, including original PDI, warranty, handbooks in original wallet, stamped service record and an original registration document.
Guide Price £10,000 - £15,000
Previous lotLot 246 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
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