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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Auto blogThu, 16 Jan 2014
This is it. This is the nasty cat we've been hankering for most. Whereas the Jaguar F-Type convertible remains the company's purest expression of lifestyle fun and expendable income, it's this coupe version that originally stole our eyeballs and never gave them back when it debuted as the C-X16 Concept way back at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. And now we've had an early turn at driving the most potent variant, the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.
This F-Type Coupe design is so utterly visually stunning that, even if something dynamically or functionally was not really to our liking, we would still want to have the wherewithal to buy one and garage it, if only to stare at it - not unlike our reaction to the 2007-2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe, then. Whether such beauty needs to be in the form of this $99,000 mondo 542-horsepower R version or the more attainable six-cylinder trim is an open question.
In case you need reminding, that's 542 horses maxing out at 6,500 rpm, along with 502 pound-feet of torque on tap between 2,500 and 5,500 revs. There is no indicator yet as to whether Jaguar will eventually come out with an R version beyond the 488-hp V8 S for the convertible, either, so this may well be our only shot at such hair-brained antics in this small Jag. Small and not quite light, we should add - despite its all-aluminum goodness - the F Coupe rings in at 3,638 pounds. That sort of heft is one thing on the street, but it's quite another on a twisty roadcourse, and we aimed to figure out if the coupe's 80-percent greater stiffness versus the open F-Type (along with its higher attendant spring rates) were enough to make a big difference.
Editor's Note: Our reporter was anxious to get some time behind the wheel of the XF Sportbrake, even though Jaguar only had a very small window available for us to drive it. As a result, we weren't able to capture our usual original images to go with the Quick Spin story. Please accept our regrets, and Jag's lovely stock photography, instead.
The last wagon attempt from Jaguar was the X-Type, built between 2003 and that model line's unceremonious end in 2009. That X-Type and its legacy represent a real dog of a chapter for Jaguar, and for the Halewood factory where the barker was built. It was the final joke told prior to the brand's proper rebirth phase - a phase we're enjoying the heck out of today.
Current magnanimous Jaguar owner Tata can be thanked for this new wagon, the XF Sportbrake. Like all newness coming from Jag these days, this new wagon also feels lightyears more serious an offering, ready to compete squarely with established premium wagon makers across Europe. A Jaguar wagon in America is a far-off priority for the company, frankly. Still we deserve to know what we're missing for the time being from this (sometimes overly) cherished British firm.
RM Auctions is one of several houses holding auctions during the Monterey weekend, and Friday night's festivities got quite pricey. Seven-figure vehicles were not at all uncommon during the first day of the two-day event, with the 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider, seen above, crossing the block for $9,075,000.
Other big earners included a pair of rare Ferraris, a 1950 166 MM Barchetta and a 1955 750 Monza Spider, which took $3,080,000 and $4,070,000, respectively. Outside of the red Italians, a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special captured $7,480,000 while a stunning, color-appropriate 1955 Jaguar D-Type took $3,850,000. We've got images of these vehicles, and a few other stunning examples of last night's auction, in the gallery above.
Thought it seems impossible, tonight's auction is expected to see even more high-dollar action. The winner of the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours, a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster is expected to command over $10 million. Also crossing the block will be a car we reported on a few weeks back - a supremely rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder. One of only 10 in the world, it's expected to take anywhere from $14 to $17 million when it hits the stage tonight.