1996 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan
After changing its name from the original Swift Sidecar and Coach Building Company to Simply SS in 1934, the company's cars began to become popular. Because of their worldwide popularity, and the constant Nazi threat, the name was again changed in 1945 from SS to Jaguar Cars to avoid any reference to the Nazi movement. And the rest as they say is history!
For consignment a rare “King of the Road” Long Wheelbase (LWB) saloon and the final year V12 and XJ12 production, we offer this completely stock and original California, then Tennessee, then Pennsylvania car.
Nothing but British Racing Green to cover the exterior of this long car. A quick gaze of the photos you will immediately see the rear door is nearly twice the length of the front door. A definite chauffeur driven car, all steel panels are rust free, and minding their gaps. Chrome grille in quintessential oval Jaguar style fronts a long bonnet with the running Jaguar hood ornament leading the way. Bezel-less dual round headlights create the form for the hood, and front fenders, and are very efficient aerodynamically, as are the front bumpers which are affixed to the body of the car and include a topping off of chrome. An oval door handle seemingly inserted into the door, actuates it. Seen on top is a sunroof and moving towards the large spacious boot we catch a glimpse of more formed aero rear taillights and bumper. Standard finned aluminum wheels are all around. Noting the interior of the trunk it has a Jaguar brand multi disc changer, Harman Kardon amplifier, and miles of clean felt lining.
A pop of the door and we are met with a tasteful mixture of flawless burled wood veneers, Coffee padded leather, and Wilton wool carpeting, and imbedded within these surfaces are all the controls for the conveniences an individual would expect from a top of the line luxury saloon. These include power windows, power mirrors, power memory seating, climate control for front and rear, speed control (cruise control in USA!), a kicking stereo system, and sentinel exterior lighting. An automatic shift lever can be set to sport or normal mode, and has a tiptronic, stick shift automatic mode. In the ultra-spacious rear, we see plenty of extra leg room courtesy those long doors and the LWB. Burl paneled trays pull down form the back of the front buckets and provide you with a place for your Scotch or Guinness. A felt headliner covers the roof and sunroof and is immaculate and original.
The original 6.0 Liter 313hp Jaguar V12 engine is backed by an automatic 4L80E smooth shifting 4-speed transmission. It is shoehorned within a pristine engine bay.
Clean and green (literally some spray of British Racing Green) is seen on an undercoated totally rust-free undercarriage. Perfectly preserved rubber lined doors show not a trace of any corrosion where they meet the rockers. Power disc brakes are noted on all 4 corners.
If you had the means this was the way to travel around, especially in Europe with their unlimited speed limits, it would be like having a small airplane without the inconvenience of going to an airport, bag handling, etc. Here in the states it is a great way to get around being driven to a meeting, or out to dinner, all in ultimate comfort. This car is an original and great driver as well, with plenty of performance to spare. Having a sit within this incredible luxury and you too will be bitten by this “King of the Road” Jaguar.
M-Special Edition XJ12
X-Dual Airbags USA
6-4 Door Sedan
4-Automatic Trans LH Steering
C-Browns Lane Assy Plant
763832-sequential Unit Number