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Jaguar XJ12 Series 1 1973
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"I really couldn’t be any happier with the Mercedes, that I purchased. The car really is every bit as good as you described – actually, better. It is absolutely mint. Pretty much everything works perfectly – incredible for a 27 year old car. The drive up from Christchurch to Auckland was a joy. 100kmh the whole way (in cruise control) with the V8 whisper quiet for the entire journey. I’m forever looking for reasons to take it for a spin! And the car constantly draws admiring looks and comments. For a ‘sight unseen’ transaction, where I relied entirely on your word as to the condition of the car, it really couldn’t have gone any better. Your professionalism and pre and post sales service is outstanding. Looking forward to my next purchase from you guys (still very tempted by black the R107!). I’ve joined the Mercedes Owner’s Club and am looking forward to showing it off at the next of their events."Peter Missingham, Auckland, New Zealand
Built without compromise to perform without equal, The XJ12 version was announced in July 1972, featuring different badging to the XJ6, which along with simplified grille treatment distinguished the new 5.3 litre V-12 engined car from the XJ6.
The XJ12 has ventilated front disc brakes and a limited slip differential to cope with its 140 mph performance.
The car, as presented at that time, was the world's only mass-produced 12-cylinder four-door car, and was marketed as being the fastest full four-seater available in the world.
3,235 of these first generation XJ12s were built from July 1972 to August 1973.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Immaculate condition throughout – photos do not do the car justice – must be seen to be appreciated
- Short Wheel base
- NZ New – car sold new on 07/08/1973 – still on original plates
- Last owner before us was the 4th owner – previous owner to him owned the car for 23 years, previous to that for 14 years
- Superb performer in almost show condition.
- Very rare in manual – will pass any inspection.
In our opinion, these Jaguars were not only one of the best Jaguars ever built¦they may just be still the best saloon available anywhere in the world.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
Transport / Shipping can be organised on Buyer's behalf at Buyer's cost.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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