A classic Jaguar sedan is an everlasting symbol of affluence and
distinction, so we promise to keep this economy price a secret. But
this 1978 Jaguar XJ12 L's appeal is more than just its
affordability. Sleek style on the outside, true luxury on the
inside, and a solid investment in the powerful V12 make for an
all-around attractive classic.
Jaguar really understood beautiful design lines with the early XJs.
This has the unmistakable European style with the front sheet metal
that contours to the quad headlight design, the sleek cat-like
profile, and smooth rear end that tapers inward to give this sedan
a final sporty touch. And the low-slung style mixed with tasteful
chrome accenting is the ideal mix of sporty and sophisticated. The
same goes for the paint. The Regency Red has the vibrant look you
want in red but with some deeper tones of refinement. Not only is
this the factory-correct color, but it's also believed to be the
original application. And the way it still gives a nice shine today
is a reminder of quality care that goes into the right premium
The interior has the same look of a respected classic. The tan
leather makes for a tasteful color combo against the deep red
exterior. When you use quality materials, even high traffic areas
like the driver's seat just seem to wear into attraction. Also, the
back seat looks particularly nice. That's even more impressive
because a longer wheelbase "L" edition makes this a great car to
share with family and friends (you'll even note the shoulder belts
back there.) Real wood trim and plush carpeting are part of this
upper-class presentation. You also have great factory features like
power windows, an AM/FM, and provisions for air conditioning (it
needs servicing to blow ideally cold again.) In fact, the only
upgrade you may even notice in this loaded and classic sedan is the
deep tint on the windows.
When you want a true flagship classic, it's hard to be a V12 under
the hood. This 5.3-liter fuel-injected powerhouse is believed to be
original to the car, and it has been given all the right recent
investments. It starts with new fuel injectors and a fuel pressure
regulator. There are also the right supporting services, like new
seals, a new fuel pump, and a new switchover valve for the dual
fuel tanks. The advantage of a V12 means you have a smooth and
torque-filled feeling that makes it effortlessly luxurious around
town or stretching its legs on the highway. The automatic
transmission is the familiar TH400 sourced from GM, so you know it
has the robustness to handle the V12's power with ease. But this is
more than just a good powertrain. The XJ runs on a fully
independent suspension that includes some new front-end bushings
and front shock tower bushings. This confident driving feeling is
reinforced by power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and a long
maintenance file. This XJ12 is waiting for the right person to
continue its preserved heritage. Call today!!!
1978 Jaguar XJ12
Exterior Color:Regency Red
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