1976 Jaguar XJ12C XJ12 Coupe XJ12

Price: US $1,976.00 Item location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XJ12
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: XJ12C
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 76,000
  • VIN: 1234567
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 5.3 V12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1976 Jaguar XJ12

1976 Jaguar XJ12C:

Offered here is the rare Jaguar XJ12C, reputedly the favorite car of Sir William Lyons.

This particular car is not currently running and indeed has some rust but is definitely worth bringing back to life; this was my plan when I purchased the car a few years back. In the meantime I acquired an XK120 (seen in the background) and have decided to do a complete body-off restoration on it, so the XJ12C is now offered for sale.

What this car has going for it is that it is original, complete and has a great color combination. Notwithstanding the comically peeling vinyl roof, the paint still looks OK and has gloss. The car appears to never have been in an accident, and the coachwork isvery straight.

This car will need a bit of rust repair, but it is very far from being a lost cause likeothers;the rust is very isolated in small areas on either side of the transmission tunnel, the right rear floor and the passenger side door. The rest of the floors, rockers, driver door and trunk floor are solid, straight and clean. My speculation is that the rust was caused entering through rolled-down windows, getting the carpets and underlayment wet, and time. In other words, it was not caused by road salt as this was a California car.And as you can see, the rest of the underside is really pretty clean.

Ultimately this is a car that one could easily get running and driving, and then doa restoration.

If you have any questions, please ask:I'm a Jaguar enthusiast and want this to go to a good home.The car is currently in rural Fredericksburg, TX but I can trailer it to San Antonio, TX if it facilitates shipping.