– Jaguar XJ 12 H.E. Sovereign (Series III), built in 1986
– 5.3 liter twelve-cylinder engine with 217 kW (295 hp) and automatic transmission
– German first registration
– 2 vehicle owners
– Since 2005 with the current owner
– Driven with red 07 license plate as a classic car
– Low mileage with 93,000 km tachometer reading
– Classic color combination: petrol green with a “beige” leather interior
– burl wood dashboard, center armrest
– electric windows, cruise control
– Two fixable dents, caused by maneuvering in the hall
Noble Jaguar sedan with minor traces of use
The XJ can be considered Sir William Lyon’s masterpiece. It was the last car that the Jaguar co-founder drew; and what he had created in 1968 proved to be consistent: the luxury sedan was built for 24 years with only minor modifications to the body shape. The XJ not only replaced the S models, but also the 420 and Mk II; it became the only Jaguar sedan and one of the most famous British cars ever. Initially only available as XJ6, the 12-cylinder version XJ12 followed in 1972, at that time the only four-door series sedan with 12 cylinders.
The first major facelift for 1974 brought raised bumpers, resulting in a flatter grille, making the XJ even slimmer and more elegant.
In 1979 there was another facelift, which included a careful redesign of Pininfarina, but largely retained Sir Lyon’s original shape. Approximately 318,000 XJ6 and XJ12 were built over the entire production range.