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Monday 25 November 2019

1976 Jaguar XJC 4.2 - Bonhams MPH November Sale Bicester Heritage, Bicester Tuesday 26th November 2019


Bonhams MPH
November Sale
Bicester Heritage, Bicester
Tuesday 26th November 2019

1976 Jaguar XJC 4.2
Registration no. LCC346P
Chassis no. 2J2226DN
*Original manual gearbox

*Short production run
*Desirable colour combination

Odometer Reading: 33150
MOT Expiry: 16/09/2020

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

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Driveaway | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: Not Disclosed

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