NEW: Jaguar XJ 12 Series II

Specifications

  • Marque : Jaguar
  • Model : XJ 12 Series II Saloon
  • Colour exterior : Fern Grey
  • Colour interior : Beige
  • First registration : 13 March 1974
  • Current registration: Dutch
  • Odometer: 77.500 km
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Engine: 5.3 Litre V12

History

The Jaguar XJ 12 Series II is, according to the Passport of Service, delivered on 13 March 1974 to Dr.Wilhelm Schneider in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Dr. Wilhelm Schneider was born in 1900 and died in 1980. In the Thirties of the last century Dr. Wilhelm Schneider worked for AGFA in Germany and he played an important role in the transition of black and white photos/ films into colour. Dr. Schneider was that important that at the end of the Second World War his AGFA information was handed over by him personally to the Americans, to prevent the information falling into the hands of the Russian army!

After the death of Dr. Wilhelm Schneider the Jaguar was sold to Olivier Gasser, from Corbières, Switzerland. As an engineer, he serviced the Jaguar himself.

According to the service passport, the mileage in 1980 was 10.720 km, in 1982 the mileage was 24.400 km. In the history of the XJ 12 there are also “Abgaswartungtesten” and they indicate in 1987 a mileage of 40.064 km and in 1988 a mileage  of 42.384 km.

Noble House bought the Jaguar XJ 12 in 2005 from the third owner in Fribourg. The mileage was then 49.180 km. This means that between 1988 and 2005 a mere 7.000 km have been driven.

The Jaguar XJ 12 was fully original at the moment bought by Noble House. Paint, interior, bodywork, engine, transmission and so on were unrestored and unmolested. This with one exception:  Noble House bought the XJ 12 from a high school principal and one of his pupils made a scratch on the bonnet, as being unhappy with a report grade. Noble House tried to retain the fully original paint by polishing the bonnet paint, but this proved to be insufficient. So, the bonnet and part of the front was repainted.

After receiving the car in our work shop, Noble House carried out the following work:

  • APK inspection for Dutch registration.
  • 10.000/ 20.000 km service.
  • Replacement of air filters.
    • Replacement of fan belts.
    • Replacement of bonnet insulation.
    • Repair of horns.
    • Replacement of front suspension ball joint covers, lower and upper.
    • Partial reconditioning of carburettors.
    • Replacement of full coolant hose set.
    • Replacement of steering rack, due to slight leakage.
    • Replacement of steering rack rubbers.
    • Alignment of steering and front suspension.
    • Replacement of exhaust system.
    • Replacement of exhaust mountings.
    • Replacement of starter motor and so on.

    In labour Euro 6.800,00 was invested, in parts Euro 2.185,00, both excluding VAT. Including VAT the amount was Euro 10.750,00.

    The Jaguar XJ 12 Series II stayed in the Noble House collection for a few years, to be enjoyed by ourselves. We enjoyed very much to drive such an original, unmolested Jaguar, which drove like a new car.

    Early 2010 the XJ 12 was delivered to a Leasing Company, who supplied the XJ 12 to a classic Jaguar lover. After a few years of use, Noble House bought the XJ 12 back, with 77.000 km on the counter.

    After buying this beautiful XJ 12 back, Noble House did the necessary service and fully rebuild the 4 carburettors. Due to little use in the last few years, the fuel system also was flushed. Another Euro 5.000,00 including VAT was invested by Noble House.

    Price is  “ As Is “ which reflects its original condition. We are in the process of doing further test runs, to check and upgrade the quality of this exceptional Jaguar.

     

     

     

     

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