A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £34,875
Produced in very low volumes and built between 1975 and 1978, XJ Coupe production reached a mere 6,505 cars. The 2-door XJ Coupes, with a pillarless hardtop body called the XJ-C, were built at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory. The car was actually launched at the London Motor Show in October 1973, but it subsequently became clear that it was not ready for production - it was reported that problems with window sealing delayed production. XJ Coupés finally started to emerge from Jaguar showrooms some two years later to widespread delight. The Coupé was based on the short-wheelbase version of the XJ. Both six and twelve-cylinder models were offered, 6,505 of the former and 1,873 of the latter. Both the door and side windows could be wound down, resulting in a most attractive pillar-less look. However, the prohibitive expense of getting its two-door bodyshell to meet United States safety regulations meant that the Coupé version never went on sale in the USA. Consequently, the model is one of the rarest of the XJ family with production ending in 1977. Presented here is this exceptional XJC delivered new in New Zealand by Shorter Jaguar on 26th September 1977. Finished in dark green with a green leather interior, this car was first registered to Mr Shorter himself under the company name until 1995, when Mr Shorter Jr took ownership of the car. In his possession until 2014 the car has a full Shorter Jaguar Main Dealer service history as one would expect and is in superb original unrestored condition. With all of its original books contained in the leather Jaguar wallet and having covered a mere warranted mileage of 17,400 miles, this car is ready to show and with NOVA complete ready to drive once UK registration has been processed. Surely one of the finest XJC's to come to the market in recent time. A truly once in a lifetime opportunity......
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