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2013-02-27 22:24:52 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 2/13
www.ebay.com/itm/130853851792
Winning bid: GBP 2,150.00
Approximately US $3,253.38 after 15 bids.

Sellers description:
Here we have an interesting car; I purchased this very interesting XJ last year and intend to carry out a full restoration on this rather neglected and rusty car, in reality its not going to happen anytime soon so I have decided to try and sell it before putting into long storage. It started out life in 1970 as a 4.2 XJ6, on completion the Jaguar was removed from the production line and handed to the Jaguar experimental department where they fitted a V12 with Manual 4 speed gearbox, the car was intensely used to test the V12 before the series 3 E-Type was launched in 1971 and the XJ12 in 1972, engine testing went on in this car until 1973, I have a document from Jaguar heritage stating: The car in question started out life as a Dark blue series one 4.2 automatic, manufactured in April 1970, upon completion the car was passed to the Jaguar experimental department to be used as a V12 engine development vehicle, the 4.2 engine was removed and a 5.3 V12 fitted, the car also had a 4 speed Manual O/D Gearbox fitted and a 160 mph speedo! This took place a year before the V12 E Type was launched (1971) and 2 years before the XJ12 (1972) The car was used by the Jaguar experimental department until December 1973, when the car was unusually sold complete instead of being scrapped, It still has several unique feature's, the most obvious one is where they had to cut and re-shaped the inner wings along the joining seam to accommodate the V12 air cleaners, presumably after this excises they changed the shape of all the inner wings to accommodate both engines, there's also aluminium trunking running along the nearside floor, this would have been to protect the inch think cluster of wires that terminate under the back seat, I say back seat, it's not there, as this is where their test equipment would have been placed, Sadly the car has been very badly neglected and needs a full restoration, I have had the engine running and it has good oil pressure but the O/S head will need to come off as 3 spark plugs have snapped off, both inner and outer sills need replacing as do the wings, floors, scuttle, rear valance and bonnet, the trim is also missing the rear seat, this is where the test equipment would have sat, the doors are fine exept the N/S rear, this car must be worth saving as there are plenty of good priced donor cars out there making this not as costly as it could be, ( a fully re-built shell has just been on Ebay) Jaguar never released a V12 XJ variant with a manual gearbox to the public so it's a very rare car indeed! I bet you've never seen one?

2021-12-28 12:19:43 | pauls writes:

12/21 Car offered at:

collectingcars.com/for-sale/1970-jaguar-xj12-v12-prototype

Seller's description:

67,076 miles

manual

RHD

Blue

Light Blue

4.2L V12

VIN1L8276BW

Auction sold

Lot #07179

private Sale

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk , United Kingdom

A unique piece of Jaguar history; this car is the prototype for the original Series 1 XJ12, which is now in need of a total restoration.

Under the bonnet is a 5.3-litre V12 with four Stromberg carburettors, coupled to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Originally built as a 4.2-litre XJ6 in 1970, this car was transferred to Jaguar’s Experimental Department to be used as the development car for the XJ12 model - confirmed by period correspondence from Jaguar Cars in the 1980s.

In its role as a powertrain development car, it would also have likely been a key part of testing the 5.3 V12 engine for its application in the Series 3 E-Type.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

There is no record of the Experimental Department keeping the car past December 1973, so it is assumed the car was sold fairly soon after this.

As well as the V12 engine and manual gearbox, other features include cut and re-shaped inner wings to accommodate the V12 air cleaners, aluminium trunking along the nearside floor thought to have housed wiring for data recorders, and deletion of the rear bench base in order to install measuring equipment.

It is finished in Blue paintwork with Light Blue leather upholstery.

The car rides on 15-inch steel wheels, has chromed front and rear bumpers, and retain all its light lenses. Even the ‘leaper’ mascot on the bonnet is present.

In the cabin, there is an original thin-rimmed steering wheel, a wood dashboard inlay, and a 160mph speedometer.

While there are no handbooks, the car does come with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate issued in April 2013, and correspondence from Jaguar Cars in the late 1980s that confirms this car’s Experimental Department status as an XJ12 prototype.

CONDITION

The bodywork is evidently in a neglected state, with parts of the body having rusted through as shown. A full donor shell re-body may be the best course of action for the next owner.

The paintwork is in poor condition, with flaking sections, pitting, and visible corrosion, and is documented in detail in the photo gallery.

Its interior is original, and the seats appear to be intact. While some parts of trim may be able to be refurbished, fresh upholstery will likely be required elsewhere.

The car does not appear to have been on the road since 1982. Indeed, its last MOT certificate is dated to 1981 at 59,617 miles.

A previous owner of the car had the engine running in 2013 with good oil pressure, though they noted that at the very least the offside cylinder head would need to be removed as three spark plugs have snapped off.

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