39,486 MILE - Jaguar XJ12L - 1979- RESTORE -PROJECT or PARTS CAR, god forbid

Price: US $500.00 Item location: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XJ
  • SubModel: XJ12L
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 39,486
  • VIN: JBVLV49C109014
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 5.3 L V12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Jaguar XJ XJ12L

This was my personal car. It was, n essence, y daily driver. It needs to be rebuilt as it is EXTREMELY low mileage. A very beautiful car MARRED by a fire under the hood. As best as I can reconstruct the fuel line worked away from the fuel rail enough to have been squirting gas on the engine. When the fuel got hot enough it ignited and I had a fireball come over the hood as I was driving. I had to bailout. Realizing that my cellphone was still in the car I reached back in and got it so I could call the Fire Department and a ride home since I had several hundred dollars of groceries in the trunk. (I lost a chicken).
I don't drive much anymore due to spinal cord damage so it is for someone else to get this wonderful car back on the road.
It has been repainted once. The bottom of the backseat is vinyl, ot leather. I didn't notice for a couple months but it wasn't aged like the rest. Beyond those two things I don't know of anything that was different then when it rolled off the factory floor other than ongoing maintenance.
I included a picture of the front of the car from before the fire. It looks like these cars are starting to really hold value. A few years ago that wasn't the case but now $15,000 is common, ut seldom do you see such a low mileage car.
I haven't had it on a lift lately but the exhaust still looked like factory when I got the car and I ALWAYS garaged it.
I will try to get the photos to tell the story but will welcome questions.
Message me through eBay or if you like Call Sam 501 627-6277