1974 Jaguar XJ12L Series 2
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"I feel I must write to you a letter that you may like to put to your customers. As you know I missed on a couple of your cars because of a car I was selling . However a lovely looking car came up on trade me .It was in North Auckland. I rang the older owner and found he had brought the car off a neighbour, I asked him about any rust problems . He said any rust that was there had been cut out and repaired properly. It had just been re upholstered and as the paintwork was original he had only the mudguards resprayed. It had new tyres and new wheel cylinders and brakes relined.As it had been in storage for 8yrs it had to be certified. But where he lived he said would pose a problem for getting it to the testing station. He said would I get it done from my end. He said everything had been done and it would fly through.I said I would and got it Transported to Palmerston North. When it arrived the first thing the transporter driver said was be carefull it has very poor brakes. Then takingit up a small rise to get it into my garage the clutch was slipping badly. The paint was far from original and the mudgaurds had been sprayed with an aerosol can . These are just a few problems with the car. I rang the seller up told him how disapointed I was and said if I transport it back to him will he refund my money. He said no. As all the dealings I had with him were on the phone and nothing in writing. My hands were tied. Not all Trade Me sellers are honest. Make sure you go to Waimak Classic Cars who I know deal in quality cars."Willy and Jan Whittingham, Palmerston North, New Zealand
There are cars and there are Jaguars!
The introduction of the XJ in 1968 ushered in a new era for Jaguar. It was the beginning of a time where all of the cars that rolled out of the Browns Lane factory were based on one platform - all the way from the XJ 2.8/3.4 to the glamorous XJ-S V12. Once again, Browns Lane was building the best affordable luxury saloon in the world.
It was designed to reinvent the Jaguar brand, moving it forwards significantly. The XJ boasted independent suspension all-round, and an opulent new interior to match its expansive (compared with the Mk2-based cars) exterior dimensions. It lacked a little in rear legroom, but that was fixed with the arrival of the later long-wheelbase body, like this one.
These cars were popular with buyers. It’s easy to see why, as the ride quality and interior comfort are astounding, while roadholding is tenacious.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- A beautiful, factory original Series 2, in the right colour.
- Smooth as silk to drive, nothing has been left to chance on this beauty.
- Comes with the usual Jaguar high-grade, real leather upholstery, polished walnut facia and door-cappings, deep-pile nylon carpets, and arrangement of controls, are retained, together with knob-controlled front 1/4-lights. All these “olde-worlde” fittings contribute to a very special kind of motoring. The thin, slippery-rimmed steering wheel is adjustable for column length and has a half-horn ring, sounding twin horns.
- The performance of this XJ12 Jaguar is quite exceptional. It is this quiet effortless running and the truly impressive pick-up which makes the XJ12 such a fatigue-free car to drive.
- This conservative car maker was often spoken of in the same breath as gentlemen’s clubs and boardrooms and one can get the sense of that when driving this car.
- A very nice and timeless looking example, that maintained well, will give you many years of enjoyment.
- Six Actual Owners from new with three long term owners (12, 18 1and 11 years)
- ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!
The choice of a Jaguar will always be a discreet advertisement for your own lifestyle.
The moment you arrive in the XJ12L Series 2 will invest in any occasion with a sense of very personal achievement. If you have curbed your enthusiasm thus far, the XJ12L will surely dispel your inhibitions.
TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Will be sold WOF’d and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only!
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At Waimak Classic Cars, our principal interest is to ensure the preservation of classic and vintage vehicles. Please remember that our vehicles are many years old, often with further previous owners. Many have been bought by us recently. We cannot know exactly what repairs or maintenance has been done although we do our best to obtain log books and copies of invoices of work done, when, and by whom.
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PLEASE NOTE: As Waimak Classic Cars is NOT a car yard dealer type of operation, we do not operate through fixed opening hours. Viewing is therefore STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and A FEW DAYS NOTICE is always appreciated, as it is seldom possible for us to accommodate viewing on the same day of inquiry