2019 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
16

1976 Jaguar XJ-C 4.2 'Modified' Convertible

$10,000 - $14,000

No Reserve

Specifications

Engine 4.2 litre six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed Automatic
Engine No. 8L34107L
Chassis No. 2J2336BN
Body Work Coupe
Colour White
Interior Beige
Trim Leather
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Disc/disc

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Description

Before Jaguar built the XJ-S there was the XJC, a graceful two-door rendition of the much-acclaimed XJ6 (itself described as one of the most beautiful saloons ever made) and a firm favourite of Sir William Lyons. The XJ6 set new standards for refinement, with a ride unequalled by its German rivals, and plenty of performance on tap thanks to the 4.2-litre XK engine. The two-door XJC was based on the Series 2 version of the XJ6, which benefited from ventilated disc brakes and revised master cylinder, new Borg Warner Model 65 automatic transmission and revisions to bumpers and grille, along with a new dashboard and climate control system. With the same wheelbase as the saloon, the two-door had plenty of space inside for four adults and the longer doors made for dignified access to the rear seats. The side glass could be wound down to achieve a pillarless hardtop effect. Inside, the Jaguar retained the old-world atmosphere of rich timber veneers and leather hides, with plenty of luxury touches. The XJC was available in either six-cylinder or V12 form and built in limited numbers between 1973 and 1977, with 2606 produced in right-hand drive form. Our example is possibly unique in Australia, having been professionally converted to a Convertible.

History

  • Unique Jaguar XJC convertible 
  • Professional conversion, engineer’s report
  • Soft-top tourer
  • White with beige leather, black soft-top
If you want to stand out from the crowd, this modified Jaguar XJC will certainly do the trick. Converted professionally from an original XJC coupe, this unique and useable convertible comes with the supporting Engineer’s certificate and ADR compliance paperwork. It’s been freshly repainted in white, while the leather trim is beige with darker brown carpets. Inside it’s in pretty good nick, showing some patina commensurate with its age. The seats and woodwork on the dash are decent and there’s a nice woodrim steering wheel. Outside, this ‘modified’ XJC wears XJ-S alloy wheels and Series 3 XJ model bumpers, as well as that bespoke black soft-top, whose roof lining is a little baggy and could use some attention. Chrome wheelarch trims and whitewall tyres add a classy touch. The roof chop looks ‘factory’ while the mechanicals remain unchanged, including the familiar 4.2 litre six-cylinder engine under the bonnet. This (probably) unique XJC convertible comes with a folder of receipts and a set of (damaged) original owner’s manuals and booklets. The Jaguar will be offered for sale unregistered and with No Reserve. 
 
 
Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research all vehicles before purchase to authenticate originality.
 
 

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Sunday 28 April

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Monday 29 April

7.00pm
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