1973' Jaguar XJ12
JAGUAR XJ12 LWB Series 1 RHD
1st registration 15/ 2/ 1973
Long Wheel Base
Right Hand Drive
Genuine 81. 000 miles
Only 3 owners from new (1973-1976 / 1976-2005 / 2005 to date)
Pristine overall condition :
Lovely original paintwork (never repainted)
As good as new interior, totally original
Fully refurbished mechanicals, maintained regardless of costs
A rare beast in such an exceptional original state, lovely patina, perfect mechanics, ready to go and matching numbers.
The Stirring Collection is pleased to offer for sale this magnificent example of the only V12 limousine of its era, the fastest saloon in the world, capable of driving up to 150 mls/ h in first class comfort.
Originally registered in England on 15th February 1973, 2C1154BW is as a consequence a very early XJ12. She is powered by the famous V12 Jaguar 5, 3L, also found in the mythical E-Type. Fed by 4 carburetors, its power amounts to 265ch. It is mated to a 3 speed Borg Warner automatic gearbox with self-locking differential and 4 disc brakes.
This XJ12 LWB is a rare sight indeed as Jaguar produced only 750 units, all right hand drive, plus 3 left hand drive cars. Today only 2 XJ12 LWB are listed on the DVLA website, 1 licensed, the other SORN.
As all Jaguar XJ12 Series 1, she comes fully equipped with power steering, servo brakes and 4 electric windows… but she also benefits from some nice options such as airconditionning, “Oyster” remotely operated mirrors, defrost rear window, inertia real belts and chrome wheels.
2C1154BW comes not only with its stamped logbook and owner’s manual, but also with its warranty card and the original « Radiomobile » operating instructions booklet. You will find in the car large history file old MoT’s going back to 1986, details of all works done since 2005 by the current owner, as well as older repairs. The necessary documents to retrieve 2C1154BW original registration number - HKE 700 L – are also present. Last but not least, the original tool kit and jack are still in the boot.
The bodywork sports a rare and typical color of the 70’s, named “Fern Grey”. Never repainted, totally rustfree, only a few stonechips on the front of the car detract from the glossy and lovely patina. The chrome parts are neither pitted nor damaged. The interior is remarkably preserved, in as good as new condition, with “Olive” (dark brown) leather upholstery and green woolen carpets. The wooden veneer on the dashboard and door cappings is unmarked.
2C1154BW was bought by its first English owner in 1973, the year of the XJ12 Series 1 public launch, and the sole production year of the model. She was then sold to her second English owner in 1976 with a mere 26. 000 miles on the clock. 2C1154BW stayed in the same family until 2005 and 61. 000 genuine miles when its current Belgian owner bought it from the children of the second owner.
Once in Belgium, 2C1154BW has benefitted from a comprehensive mechanical refurbishment:
2005 – 61. 000 miles
Gearbox overhaul (G. Whitehouse, Birmingham, UK)
Complete refurbishment of front and rear running gears (suspensions, steering, brakes, tyres, differential)
New ventilated discs brakes with 4 pistons jaws up front (upgrade Series 2)
Complete refurbishment of cooling system (radiator, waterpump, hoses, thermostats, ventilators, belts)
Revised carburetors and ignition
2008 – 72. 500 miles
OPUS Ignition replaced by a V12 High Efficiency (HE) electronic ignition (upgrade, SNG Barratt kit)
4 new Vredestein Classic tyres fitted
2009 – 74. 000 miles
2 new cylinder head gaskets
one new exhaust manifold
Refurbishment of 4 carburetors
2012 – 79. 500 miles
2020 – 81. 000 miles
New battery and alternator
Over the last 15 years 2C1154BW has been maintained with no expense spared and great care to preserve its qualities and unrepeatable authenticity. With a genuine current mileage of 81. 000mls, she drives perfectly and comes with a valid MoT.
2C1154BW was featured in 2010 in the movie « Rien à déclarer » alongside Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde and French actor Dany Boon. She also graces the (cover)page(s) of the book « Jaguar XJ » issued in 2007 (éditions ETAI), and a full road test was published in January 2018 in the French magazine “Retroviseur”.
Viewing upon appointment in our premises in 1460 Ittre near Brussels.
We speak English - Nous parlons français - We spreken Nederlands
The Stirring Collection is located in the countryside near Waterloo, south of Brussels.
30 minutes by road from Brussels, 2 hours from Calais (Eurotunnel, ferries).
20 minutes by train from Brussels-Midi/ Zuid station (Thalys / Eurostar).
By plane via Brussels South Airport + 30 minutes by road from Charleroi.
We will be pleased to come and pick you up at the station / airport.
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- 14 January 2022