Only 686 of these Jags were produced for the U.S. market.
Classic Investments is offering the perfect opportunity to take home this rare 1979 Jaguar XJ12C. In fact, the XJ Coupe is the rarest Jaguar ever built to date. With production starting in 1975 and ending in 1977, only a total of 10,426 XJ Coupes were made. Out of that number, a mere 1,855 of those were XJ12C models. The XJC shares the chassis and wheelbase with the short wheelbase XJ version, but it differed in regards to longer saloon doors and a newly designed roof.
Given a high-quality repaint in its factory beige hue, the hand-built body of this vintage Jaguar is in fantastic shape. Peek inside to an immaculate interior that oozes luxury. The leather seats were recently reupholstered and appear to be in flawless shape as if they have never been sat in before. While the upholstery may be new, the rest of the interior remains original and is in great condition for its age.
Under the hood sits a large 5.3-liter SOHC V12 engine that is backed by a Borgs-Warner smooth-shifting transmission. With plenty of bottom-end torque ready to go, this vintage Jaguar has no trouble getting up to speed while under the throttle if need be. According to the listing, either this engine bay has been well-maintained and serviced meticulously throughout its entire life thus far, or everything under the hood has been updated with all new rubber components.
Gallery: Keep It Classy In This Rare 1976 Jaguar XJ12C
This luxurious 1976 Jaguar XJ12C would make the perfect fit for those family outings or for taking it on your daily commute from time to time. Full of comfort, luxury, and reliability, distance is not an issue. If this rarity is calling your name, do not hesitate to contact Classic Investments today. This stunning car has a listing price of $29,900, but feel free to make an offer.