– Jaguar, the art of style mixed with performance –
And our XJ12 Coupe is no exception. Jaguar’s XJ line was the feline ‘flagship’. After all, XJ also stands for eXperimental Jaguar, in which Jaguar fitted all their latest gadgets and newest engines. Thus, the XJ12C (ours), was the fastest four-seater in the world at the time of production. In the end, only 1873 were built, making it a very special collector’s item.
Many of these XJ12Cs had a vinyl roof to hide the welding seam. Actually, it was a saloon roof that was simply shortened. On this later one, it has already been nicely concealed. Another funny detail are the curved exhausts. This was done by Jaguar because during wind tunnel testing it was discovered that if the exhausts were straight, the exhaust gases would easily reach the rear passengers. Of course, if you already smoke big Cubans, this abundance can become toxic. As you would expect from us by now, this one is a bit éxtra special. Totally restored, and technically and optically convincingly cool.
Enough about investments and performance, let’s talk fun. A little gentleman/lady who drives a Jaguar naturally drives with respect. That means quietly spinning the sports tomcat of yesteryear, not roaring it. In the car world it is sometimes said that the car looks like its owner. However, this tomcat also knows how to take the owner along in its grandeur. When you get into this car, the feeling that you know about opera, wine, politics and poetry immediately creeps up on you. You stop at the crosswalk, promising pedestrians a safe crossing with a quiet friendly nod and a queen-like wave. Once you arrive at the Grand Café, the kastelein rushes up to you with a neatly groomed mustache and your regular “12 o’clock” a coupe of champagne on his tray.
This Jaguar XJ12C takes with it an aura of chic, looking for an owner like you. Come for a quick drive and experience how it feels ‘to be a decent person with class’.I'm interested in this object