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The following details were provided for interested buyers when I placed the vehicle up for sale.  I retained the information below as it offers a good overview of this particular vehicle.


Arguably one of the finest XJ Coupes in Australia.  Pristine condition, faultless presentation and very rare.  This appreciating modern classic has only covered 112000 km with three mature owners.   It’s a concourse award winner that attracts attention and admiration from other Jaguar enthusiasts and its full history is well documented

Only traveled 9,000 km's following an extensive bare-metal restoration on an excellent, almost rust free original vehicle.   Now fitted with cruise control, CD stereo, immobiliser, remote central locking and alarm.

Garaged all its life, and still on the original registration.  Stunning presentation and unbelievable road performance.  Extremely tight and quiet with exhilarating performance.

Rebuilt, enhanced and treated like a baby by a fastidious owner.  Used for weekend pleasure only.


  • Make:   Jaguar
  • Model:   XJC 5.3 (V12)
  • Body Style:   Two door coupe
  • Date of Manufacture: 10th September 1976
  • Dispatched to Australia:  4th November 1976
  • First registered:  7th February 1977 (still has original registration)
  • Delivered by:   Bryson Industries Victoria (Melbourne)
  • Registration number: ITF 700 (never unregistered)
  • Chassis number:  2G 1295BW
  • Engine number:  7P 31438 5B (original)
  • Gearbox number:  15995 (original)
  • Body number:  5G2413
  • Body colour:   Greensand, with black vinyl roof
  • Interior:   Olive leather (the only XJC imported with this colour combination)
  • Engine:   5.3 litre all alloy V12, fuel injected, single overhead cam
  • Transmission:  Borg-Warner Model 12, three speed auto
  • Performance:  285 bhp (212kw), top speed 140 mph (225 kph)
  • Current condition:  Immaculate/concourse
  • Current mileage:  112,000 kilometres approximately (genuine)
  • Owners:   Genuine three mature owners.  Second owner for eighteen years


Only 96 Jaguar XJC 5.3's were originally imported into Australia and this car is one of them.  Only forty of the original ninety-six are still known to exist in Australia.  This Coupe is an extremely well preserved original example of a very rare Jaguar and it has been garaged all of its life 

The vehicle has only traveled 9,000km since being restored

Supporting documentation
  • The winner of two Silver Concourse awards (Sydney and Melbourne)
  • Includes a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate authenticating the manufacture of the vehicle and confirming that it is an original Australian delivery
  • The original Owners Handbook, Leyland Australia Warranty Identification Certificate, Emission Control Handbook and Wiring Diagram, as supplied by Bryson's.  A new edition of the Owners Handbook is also provided
  • The original Leyland "Passport to Service" book, documenting the full service history from first registration to current (112,000km)
  • Factory workshop manual and spare parts catalogue
  • Listed with the Australian XJC Register, which is  accredited by the Australian Council of Jaguar Clubs
  • The (Australian ) Jaguar Magazine (Edition 103) featured an extended seven page article on the car and it's restoration
Extras and accessories

Original equipment

  • Tinted glass
  • Electric windows
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Leather seats
  • Power steering
  • Four wheel disc brakes
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Automatic transmission
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Fuel injected 5.3 litre V12
  • Electronic ignition

Upgrades & improvements

  • Cruise control
  • Timber steering wheel (SAAS)
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote control electronic alarm system (insurance approved)
  • Additional timber veneer added to dash and console
  • Remote central locking (hooked up to original system)
  • Fully chromed original wheels
  • Whitewall tyres
  • Polished stainless steel wheelarch moulds
  • Quartz halogen headlamps
  • Stainless steel number plate frames
  • Jaguar "leaper" bonnet mascot
  • Front and rear mudflaps


The vehicle had an extensive bare metal body and interior restoration.  It was in regular use and in very good original condition.  Purchased from a deceased estate (78 year old gentleman owned for 18 years) it was a genuine unmolested vehicle that had never been repainted or restored but after twenty-five years and 101,000 kilometres it was starting to show its age.  A complete inventory of receipts and a detailed photographic history of the restoration was kept.

Summary of work undertaken

  • The interior and body were completely stripped. of all glass, bolt on panels, rubbers, fittings and chrome etc.  The mechanicals were left in place and the engine bay remains original
  • The body was bead blasted back to the original etch primer and all panels were file finished to bare metal and etch primed.  Great care was taken to weather proof everything and ensure perfect fitment of all panels
  • The body was repainted inside and out in two pack paint, using premium PPG products.  Top coats were professionally applied and baked in the latest spray booth/baking oven
  • All inner panels, floor pans and sills etc. were weather sealed and rustproofed with POR15, EXTROL Rust Conqueror and generous coats of fish oil
  • Every body rubber, seal, weather strip and grommet was replaced
  • The boot area was repainted and retrimmed using original materials
  • The door hinges and electric window winders were reconditioned
  • The floor pans were painted, rustproofed and fitted with new sound insulation
  • The interior received new hood lining, carpets, heal mats, underlay, soundproofing, draft strips, dash crashpad, door trim backing's, rear parcel shelf etc.
  • A new vinyl roof was fitted using imported English material
  • The original leather seats were oiled and stripped to bare leather and redyed using Leatherique products, in the original Jaguar factory colour (Olive)
  • Climate control air-conditioning and heating fully rebuilt
  • New rear disc rotors, whitewall tyres, chrome wheels, heavy duty battery, laminated tinted windscreen and all fuel lines were replaced etc. etc. etc.
  • New brake master cylinder and electric fuel pump fitted


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