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Lot 431: 1986 Jaguar V12 Sovereign

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

The XJ was launched in 1968 and has served as the Jaguar flagship model for most of its production span which continues through to today. It was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder.In late 1979 the XJ was face-lifted again, and was generally known as the Series III. The long-wheelbase version of the car incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina, and there were three engine variants, the 5.3 litre V12 and either 3.4 litre or 4.2 litre straight sixes. The larger six cylinder and V12 models incorporated Bosch fuel injection.In 1982 the interior of the XJ underwent a minor update. The Jaguar Sovereign was launched for the 1983 model year as the top Jaguar model, while the Daimler version became the most luxurious XJ, being fully optioned and featuring Vanden Plas-style seats. With the new Jaguar Sovereign model came the introduction of the sought-after 'pepper pot' alloy wheels featuring numerous distinctive circular holes.Manufactured in 1986, this particular Sovereign was chauffeur-maintained for the first two years of its life before passing to the present owner of the last 19 years. With a recorded mileage of 77,000, this Jaguar has always been garaged and well maintained and has been used only as a third car. Finished in Metallic Antelope with doeskin interior, the car is described as being in very good condition.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number431
Estimate£3500-£5500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3411
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1986
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Registration numberUK Registered
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