Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB


Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1978 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe

We are delighted to offer this rare car onto the market. This is without doubt the very best Jaguar XJS we have had in over 20 years of selling classic cars. This vehicle has only covered a genuine, warranted 21000 miles from new and has had one owner since 1982. This is the most original XJS we have had the pleasure of selling and it will be very difficult to find a genuine, original XJS in this condition. The last owner has been meticulous in maintaining this car and whilst it hasn't been taxed since 2003, it has been garaged and serviced annually. This XJS has never been used as a daily car; it has been cherished and kept in outstanding condition for weekend use throughout most of its life. On arrival here, we drove the vehicle to our local MOT station and the only mechanical work required was to replace the rear exhaust silencers and replace the steering rack bushes. This work has now been carried out and we will be servicing the Jaguar before handing it over to its next owner.

The car presents superbly with stunning bodywork , perfect wheel arches, lower wings and doors. The underside has been carefully treated from new and has never required any welding work. The XJS was known for corrosion issues, particularly to the wheel arches and lower wings and this car is first class having never deteriorated on the body. The car is structurally outstanding and incredibly clean underneath. The paintwork has a lovely aged, genuine look to it and the rubber trims are in excellent order. The engine bay is clean and original, the boot area like new with correct tools, battery cover and spare wheel cover. The leather seats are original and in excellent condition and the carpets original and first class. The headlining has been replaced and the dashboard and gauges are all in excellent order.

This XJS is fabulous to drive with a superb low mileage engine that runs beautifully on all 12 cylinders. The automatic gearbox is like new, the car handles and brakes superbly and is a delight to drive. Within the past few thousand miles the car has had new Pirelli tyres, new front and rear brakes pads and discs and new hoses. It has also had new brake calipers, shock absorbers and has been treated to anything it has needed.

This really is a wonderful opportunity to purchase what could be one of the most genuine, low mileage early pre-HE XJS’s on the market. Not only is this car ideal for a collector or classic car enthusiast, it is ideal for anybody looking for a first class, useable XJS that has never required major work. This is an unrepeatable opportunity and this is the first time this car has been on the market since 1982.

Please note the registration is mark is not included in the sale. 

Price: £SOLD