1977 Jaguar XJ-S V12

No Reserve

Early pre-HE V12 coupe with vinyl roof pulled out of a garage after 17 years requiring restoration; showing just 64,758 miles - worthy project

Dating from March 1977 this early pre-HE XJ-S coupe features the 5.3 litre V12 engine driving the rear wheels through automatic transmission (unclear if its the Borg Warner Model 12 auto 'box, or the GM Turbo-Hyrdamatic 400 transmission given the car dates from the change-over point in early '77).  Finished in red with black vinyl roof the car shouts late 70's and is aching to be restored, a worthy project given its the early and late model cars fetching the most money.

Pulled out of hibernation in the last couple of months by the same South Hereford garage that placed it carefully in the garage of the now deceased former owner some 17 years ago following works documented on two invoices which included collection of the car fitment of new spark plugs and return of the car back in January 2004. Then later in March of 2004 at 64,750 miles, its last outing, for a £1,275 spend on a new battery, new steering rack and track rod ends, stripping of the front and rear brakes, new pads, new rubbers to the front shocks, repair of the headlamp dip switch, repair and fabrication of new sections for the OS sill and floor with underside waxoil, repair to a blowing exhaust and submission for MOT.

The car was then returned, where it remained unusued until earlier this year, just 8 miles covered since this work was undertaken 17 years ago.  The interior is finished in black and bar the usual sagging headlining is acceptable with good scope to recondition. The boot floor looks okay and under the bonnet dusty but all present and correct.  The bodywork shows signs of decay from so many years sat but by no means beyond repair.  No attempt has been made to turn or start the engine given its been sat idle for so long and we'd recommend a thorough check over and major service with fresh fuel before any attempt is made.

In addition to the 2 invoices on file we have only the V5C showing 11 former keepers to the current who pulled it out of storage following the demise of the owner who was custodian since 1994.  A quick check online shows the car has not been taxed since 1997 further confirming the lack of use prior to the works undertaken in 2004.

A worthy project that rolls freely making transport easier for the buyer. Offered here at No Reserve, the highest bid takes it away.

For more information contact - [email protected]

Reg No: TFH939R
Chassis Number: 2W2302BW
Engine Number: 6678
Engine Size: 5343
Docs: V5C; 2 invoices from 2004

Lot 85

Lot ended

Monday 17/05/2021

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