Lot 95 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000
Registration No: H142MPD
Chassis No: SAJDL184XL0483264
MOT: February 2021
Supplied new to Canada where a single keeper is understood to have covered the majority of the warranted 54,300 kilometres (c.34,000 miles) shown to its odometer, ‘H142 MPD’ has been registered to the same UK family since being repatriated during 1995. Laid-up for much of the last twenty-five years, the Jaguar was treated to approximately £8,000 worth of recommissioning works in 2018 (c.1,100 miles ago). Described by the vendor as ‘a very original car that drives superbly with no known issues’, he rates the 5.3 litre V12 engine, automatic transmission, electrical equipment, bodywork and Beige leather upholstery as ‘excellent’ and the Dark Blue paintwork as ‘very good’. Riding on pepperpot alloys and sporting an electric sunroof, this lovely low mileage LHD Jaguar is offered for sale with ‘full service history to 1995’, list of the 2018 recommissioning works, two keys and a MOT certificate valid until February 2021.
Visually updated by Pininfarina with a new 'glasshouse' and sharper, more a la mode sheetmetal, the Series III Jaguar XJ12 was launched in March 1979. Appreciated for its elegant styling, effortless performance, quiet refinement and inviting cabin, some 10,500 (Jaguar and Daimler variants) had been made by the time production ceased in 1992.