1973 JAGUAR XJ 12 Series1 SWB LHD Four Door Sedan

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1973 Jaguar XJ12 CLASSIC, Short Wheelbase Left Hand Drive. We have owned this car for 42 years having bought the car May 5, 1980. Jaguar first introduced the v12 engine in the final year of production of the Series 1, four door Sedan, only produced 1,761 SWB, LHD. XJ12 and sold 926 Series 1 cars in the United States in 1973, making it a very rear collector car. This put the 1973 XJ12 Series 1 in the unique position of being both the first of its kind and the last. Jaguar started production of XJ 12 Series 1 in July 1972 for Model year 1973 and ended production in August 1973 so they could start producing the XJ 6 and XJ12 Series 2. When the 1973 XJ 12 was introduced, it had the distinction of being the only Production Line four door sedan powered with a v12 engine in the world, other than Ferrari and Lamborghini. It was also the fastest 4 door Production Line car in the world, reaching a speed of 140+ miles an hour. According to JAGUAR - DAIMLER Trust, this car was built on 17 October 1972 and was dispatched on February 23,1973 to British Leyland Mtrs., Inc., New York, USA., It was 161st car of this model off the Assembly Line. We have the Production Record Trace Certificate No. 1831, which lays out the information regarding this particular vehicle and indicating that it has matching numbers. This is a California car, and the body is sound straight and has only two places where there is slight rust as indicated in the photos. I had the car re-painted approximately ten years ago and had the bumpers re-chromed at that time. The car for many years has been a third car with very little use. After re-installing the newly chromed bumpers and while parked on the street both bumpers were damaged within two weeks of being re-installed. Several years ago, when using the car, while my minivan was being repaired the jack-shaft that drives the distributor broke and the car was placed in storage. The car now besides needing the jack-shaft replaced it has a sticking valve when I hand turned the engine the other day, when checking to see the overall condition of the car to be put up for sale. The engine rotates 360 degrees, but is stiff A BUYER WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER GOING THROUGH THE ENGINE (a complete rebuild). The Transmission was replaced after we received the Certificate of matching numbers, so the replacement transmission would have to be removed and disassembled to be re-assembled, using the original gear box Case, with the Matching number, that I kept The car will...

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  • Price :     $15,000
  • Time Left: (Aug 19, 2022 20:39:19 UTC)
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: Xj12
  • Body Type: Sedan
  • Condition: Used
  • Mileage: 55256
  • Engine: V-12
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Exterior Color: White
  • Interior Color: Blue
  • Drive type: RWD
  • For Sale By: Private Seller
  • Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
  • Fuel type: Gasoline
  • Location: Capistrano Beach, California
  • VIN Report

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