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Jaguar XJ12 Series 1 1973
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"My father recently turned 80. He had worked hard all his life and gave his children everything and taken nothing. He had always dreamed of owning a E Type Jag and talked about the cars with such affection when we were kids. So between the team at WCC and I we made his dream come true as a surprise on his birthday. The team at WCC were professional, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. I never even sighted the car but they had it independently assessed, repaired a few minor issues, assisted with transport and we did all this over a very short time frame. I would thoroughly recommend WCC as a family business you can trust and I could not recommend them more highly. Thank you for helping me make my fathers dream come true!"JTM, Wellington, 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.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
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