Jaguar's XJ saloon-derived Coupe was a short-lived attempt to create a formal two-door with all the elegance and refinement of the saloon, but with the kudos of a two-door pillarless construction. By its very nature, many left the factory in automatic transmission form, but some were equipped with a manual gearbox, as this 1977 example shows. It is offered in generally good condition, with good bodywork, paint and glass. Trim is also said to be good. The interior remains smart and comfortable. The engine starts and runs well and the running gear is good. Showing a mere 33,000 miles on the odometer and with a comprehensive service history, including many MOTs and invoices from its early life as well as a Heritage Certificate the XJC on offer has been part of a collection for the last decade and presents very well. Recently the XJC has been treated to much recommissioning including belts and fluids. The rare XJ-derived Coupe makes a superb alternative to a Corniche fixed-head.
Vendor Score Total: 57/100
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1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
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