Lot 105 – Jaguar XJ12 One Owner 1986
Estimated Value : £3,000 – £5,000
Yes “One owner from new” and owned by the man that bought us rear window louvres and shiny plastic hub caps, things that were the absolute “must have” back in the 70’s. Just about every one over 40 would have owned an “Autoplas” product at some point.
Being an ardent lover of Jaguar cars the owner of this one, now sadly passed away, would buy a jag, keep it until he wanted another or a new model XJ came out then buy that, he never sold the old ones, just parked them up in his garages!
This is what happened to this lovely XJ12 Saloon, it was driven into the garage 22 odd years ago and that was where it stayed until now. It was like a time warp, exactly as he left it!
With only 64,890 miles on the clock not much will be worn out and the engine runs. The body work has survived well with very little rust just various “storage marks” Inside, apart from the drivers foot well that has its original floor mat the other 3 foot wells have expensive and very thick shag pile over mats, these have been there from new so you can imagine what the carpets are like underneath, new! The leather needs no more than a deep clean and feed. The electric windows are temperamental, sticky switches probably. In the boot is the original Jaguar tool kit in its box plus the jack and original owners book, there is even a Jaguar map showing where Jaguar dealers are round the country (For our younger visitors, a map is like a fold out Sat Nav. Sorry couldn’t resist).
This is a superb opportunity for someone, yes it needs recommissioning but it’s a One Owner low mileage 1986 5.3 V12 XJ12 and even better, it still has its “Auto-plas” rear window louvre in place!!