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1976 Jaguar XJC (Coupe)


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The Jaguar Coupe is amongst the world's most beautiful cars.

It is also Jaguar's rarest production car with 6487 examples built between 1975 and 1978.

When Sir William Lyons began styling exercises for the new XJ models in the mid 1960's, it was clear that he had the notion of a two door coupe in mind for eventual production.

They were first shown in 1973 at the International Motor Show when it was announced that both 4.2 liter six cylinder and 5.3 liter twelve cylinder versions would be available for the 1974 model year. However, production was delayed until the 1975 model year due to a combination of labor disputes at the Brown's Lane factory and engineering troubles with the coupe body itself.

When the XJ coupes arrived, they were clearly meant to be the sporty XJ models.

Overall, the XJC's are quite well proportioned and have a masculine air to them. The styling of the pillarless coupe gives a sense of "openness" that is often associated with a convertible. The shorter wheelbase also gives the car an incredible appearance of balance and aggressiveness. The car somehow feels quite smaller than the longer wheelbase four door cars, which is only four inches shorter, and its handling its quite different as well.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • This RARE XJC is in excellent condition for its age.
  • It drives like a sports car because it was factory fitted out like a Sports car with power assisted rack and pinion steering and independent suspension, steel belted radial tyres and power disk brakes on all front wheels.
  • The XJC was THE Corporate Sports Car of its time.
  • RARE and even rarer being NZ New.
  • Wire Wheels with brand new tires
  • Very Good, straight body with new Hood Vinyl.
  • Motor has been re bored by John Finlay Motors in Christchurch – new pistons, bearings, shaft ground. Head reconditioned approx. 2739kms ago (circa 2014).
  • Upholstery excellent for age.
  • Hood lining, carpets, rubbers, wind lace, back shelf - all mint.
  • Wood veneer in perfect condition - recently redone.
  • Runs and drives beautifully.
  • Recent maintenance include Radiator repairs, brake fluid change, Window switches (2), Amplifier air conditioner controls and switch to repair air con controls  test and fit new coil, fixed all Heater leaks, Carburettor servicing, fix water leaks, Wheel alignment, Rear universals and anti roll bar bushes, changed all universals and bushes.

One should note that these cars are worth well over GBP40K nowadays on the international market, which makes this a well priced car, even good for export.

A Jaguar reflects your success like no other car. Its reputation for effortless performance, superb road handling and supreme ride comfort is richly deserved.

No other car offers such a unique combination of design and engineering sophistication. No other car conjures such contrasting images of sheer luxury and race-bred power.

As you settle behind the wheel of a Jaguar, you realise that your life is not totally without success, that driving was never so relaxed and easy, so satisfying and enjoyable.

Take note - Jaguar is the legend in your lifetime.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered IF sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.

 

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

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.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.