1976 Jaguar Xj Coupe on 2040-cars
Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
This 1976 Jaguar XJ-6C (coupe) chassis # UG2J51478 is 1 of only 1,746 built that year, it is being offered for
sale, after being pampered and well maintained over the last 20 years by its previous and current owners. It has
been garaged and used sparingly during the fair weather months of New England. The XJ Coupe is said to be the last
Jaguar designed & built by Sir William Lyons
A new exterior refinish was completed in Carmen Red, commissioned by the previous owner. The current owner has
provided, New Biscuit Leather Seating, Wool Carpets with New Co-Co Floor Mats , a New Wool Head Cloth, New Front
Door Cards , New Vinyl Dash Pad and a New Burled Walnut Facia. A Retro Stereo has been installed along with new
speakersí front and rear, and two 6x9 shelf speakers. Also provided by the current owner are many New Dash
Components including (switches gauges etc.) all to insure the proper operation of the Jaguars electrics.
Pirelli P 4000 205 70ZR15 tires are mounted & balanced on Original period correct Jaguar Chrome Steel Wheels and
are finished off with Jaguar Chrome Wheel Covers & Badges. A rebuilt Power Steering Rack with new outer tie rod
ends and a front end alignment have been fitted this past spring. The Factory equipped Front and Rear disc brakes
have been serviced and any parts that were less than perfect have been substituted. New dampers have also been
The Black Fabric/ Vinyl roof covering was removed by the previous owner when the car was refinished during his
ownership. It has since been replaced this past year with an original Black Grained Vinyl covering and shows as
built. A new Tinted and Shaded windshield was also installed at this time. It has had some small rust repairs done
to both front floors
The 4.2 liter engine with its original double overhead Camshaft Cylinder Head and matching Cast Iron Cylinder Block
are matted to the original Borg-Waner 3 Speed Automatic Transmission. Together they propel this limited production
pillar-less saloon along with Style, Grace & Pace. This Jaguar motto of the 50ís & 60ís is certainly evident in
this eye-catching example.
New in tank Fuel Pumps and Fuel sending Units as well as a New AC compressor have been installed. . A new radiator
and hoses and clamps have also been installed and all mechanicals are up to date, such as fluids, filters, tune up
parts, etc. The car is registered & insured.
Jaguar XJ for Sale
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Mike Hawthorne and Ivor Bueb won The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955 driving a Jaguar D-Type. The following year, a few days before the race, a British broadcaster put cameras on Hawthorne's car, hung a mic from a plate on his race suit and had him narrate a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe.
It is compelling viewing. A new pit complex was built after the massive accident on the front straight in 1955, but this was still a time when crews prepped for the race on roads that were open to the public. Hawthorne's lap includes maneuvers to avoid bicyclists and cars, and gems like letting us know that doing 185 miles per hour down the Mulsanne Straight was where you could "relax a little, recover your energy." Watch him work it like the men of old in the video below.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, Land Rover previewed its upcoming performance version of the Range Rover Sport. Only instead of wearing the R-S badge that adorns the most hardcore of Jaguar models, the performance SUV from JLR's Special Operations unit introduced the letters SVR. And now, it seems that badge is here to stay.
Following the Range Rover Sport SVR, a new report from Motor Authority now says that Jaguar Land Rover will use those letters to distinguish the top-of-the-line performance models from both marques moving forward. As such, we might expect SVR models of the upcoming Jaguar XE compact sedan and Land Rover Discovery Sport, as well as potential new performance models based on the new F-Type and next-generation XF.
If accurate, the move would seem to separate Jaguar in particular from the R-S badge that has adorned performance models like the XFR-S and XKR-S. Both Audi and Porsche use the letters RS to distinguish its most hardcore models as well (e.g. Audi RS7 Sportback and Porsche 911 GT3 RS). Whether the similarity was a factor in shifting to the SVR moniker, we don't know, but either way, we welcome the arrival of a new generation of Jaguar and Land Rover performance models - especially if they pack the 575-horsepower version of the company's ubiquitous 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Not incidentally, that delicious powerplant gained a couple of new engine bays to call home at Goodwood as well - it's not just found in the forthcoming Range Rover Sport SVR, it's found a home in the F-Type Project 7, too.
Whether you're looking at Bertone going bankrupt or Spyker facing (and subsequently resolving) a large tax bill, it's saddening to see an automaker having to sell off its factory collection. That's why we're glad to report that there are still some acquiring historic vehicles from their pasts. Like Jaguar, which has just bought the largest private collection of classic British cars in the world.
The collection of 543 cars was painstakingly assembled by one James Hull, a British dentist with some 50 dental clinics to his name across the UK and who was keen to find the right buyer to take possession of his life's work and preserve it for years to come.
Of those 543 cars, the majority are of British origin, including over 130 Jaguars. The collection includes seven XK120s, several C- and D-Types, a rare XKSS, eight E-Types, thirty Mark-series Jaguar sedans, nineteen XJS coupes and convertibles, some twenty XJ sedans as well as some pre-war SS models and Swallow sidecars and coachbuilt specials from the company's early days. Among the many noteworthy examples are a rare SS100, an alloy-bodied XK120 and an MK X owned by company founder Sir William Lyons himself, as well as Winston Churchill's Austin, Elton John's Bentley, and racing driver and motorcycle rider Mike Hailwood's E-Type.