1974 Jaguar XJ12L Series 2
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"Hi Jesmond, I don't know if I told you when we were corresponding that I am member of the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club. Last Saturday the club held one of its more important rallies of the year called the Mid Island Rally. I went in the Austin A55 and was one of about 68 vehicles that went on the run. It had a good showing of vehicles some old model Ts right through the years, the latest one being a 1964 mini. You name the brand of vehicle and it was there. Mine was the only Austin. We had good weather and I understand it was about 180 miles start to finish. It extended from Timaru through to Geraldine and then into a private forest. That was a bit challenging climbing up to the hilltops on roads only made for logging trucks. I was pleased to get back onto tarseal once we were on our way home. As usual I didn't get anywhere in the rally, thats not my luck. Prior to starting off from the Clubrooms they had a Concours display . About a dozen or perhaps eighteen vehicles went in it. I decided to put the A55 in the display. I don't know when the judging took place and we heard nothing until after the placegetters in the actual rally were announced. There was a table of Cups and Certificates being handed out . All went until only one big cup remained. I thought it won't be me because Ive never won one yet and next thing my name came up. I won the 2014 Concours Cup in my class which was (Post War Vintage) Every comment about the A55 on that day was good and she's going well. So there you have it Jesmond,I don't know if any other vehicles you've had have won Concours but now you know at least one has."Bernie Fairbrass, Timaru, 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.
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.
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