1976 Jaguar XJ-C 5.3 Cabrio-Coupé
Lot Number 783
1976 Jaguar XJ-C 5.3 Cabrio-Coupé
- NOT SOLD
Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.
- Lot Number
- XJ-C 5.3
- Registration Number
- WXJ 12
- MOT Expiry
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
- Body Colour
CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT
85 / 130
The white pearlescent paintwork is in generally good condition but has some blistering, the Fondmetal Wheels have been refurbished and benefit from a virtually unused set of Pirelli P Zero tyres.
Tee seats and leatherwork (comprising no fewer than seven of Connolly's finest hides) are in very good condition but the carpets are now somewhat worn and could do with replacing.
The Michael May HE V12 engine fitted during the car's restoration is in superb order hsving since covered under 21,000 miles.
The transmission is excellent with no sloppiness or clonks. It is all ready to embark on a long-distance trans-continental drive. The new Getrag five speed gearbox fitted has, like the engine, less than 21,000 miles under its belt and is in perfect condition, with smooth gearchanges and a light clutch.
Wheels & Tyres:
This has to be the ultimate Jaguar Big Cat. A full on 'optical tuning' project commissioned in 1991 by the publisher of Bodyshop Magazine, this original V12 Coupe (one of just 600 or so RHD examples ever produced was subjected to a total cost-no-object makeover bring the car up to then current MkIII specifications, modified create a unique businessman's express. The work included the installation of a brand new V12 HE spec. engine mated to a Getrag 5 speed manual gearbox, stiffened suspension, and a total reworking of the bodywork (including a cabriolet conversion and TWR front and rear bumper panels) and a spectacular interior incorporating top-of-the range Recaro seats, a built in telephone and even a mini fax machine housed in a bespoke fold-away housing. Originally purchased by the vendor in 1983 the car comes with an extensive history file and, whilst not concours is in good useable condition and (as the owner can attest from extensive personal experience) is the ideal machine for long-distance high speed road trips, with the HE engine providing turbine-like performance with (in relative terms) excellent fuel consumption.
About the CCA Vendor Condition Report
A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history
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