The fabulous Jaguar XJ Coupe

Explore these pages and learn more about my selection, restoration, driving and ultimate sale of this rare and stunning Jaguar XJC V12 5.3.

I am located in Melbourne (Australia) and this web site details my personal experience with a Jaguar XJC V12.   After enjoying the restoration project, and a few years of pleasurable driving, I eventually sold my pride and joy to another classic car enthusiast in sunny Queensland, Australia.  I replaced the Jaguar XJC with a Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Coupe, which I also restored.  Take a look at my E-Type restoration web site for details on that car.

The XJC is one of Jaguar’s most under appreciated and undervalued classic vehicles from the 1970’s.  It’s a beautifully proportioned large coupe that was based on the very successful Jaguar XJ Series II four door saloon.  The XJC was available with both six cylinder and V12 engines and came standard with a three speed automatic or optional 4 speed manual, which is very rare these days. The XJC continues to grow in value as collectors around the world begin to realise just how few were built and that there are not many left. 

Browse these pages to understand more about this timeless classic 1977 Jaguar XJC V12.  I hope your visit to this site is informative and if you require more information, have suggestions for more material, or just want to discuss XJC Jaguars, you can E-mail me using the "Contact" tab above.
Great rear view of the XJC

The restoration pages follow the Coupe through its rebuild and ultimate road use as a Sunday cruiser. This site is designed to provide information that should interest anyone who owns, or is contemplating buying an XJC Jaguar.  I hope I have succeeded and you find the site interesting.

Following the completion of the restoration the XJC was featured in a seven page article in The Jaguar Magazine (Edition 103).

  • At the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria Concourse in Melbourne it received a Silver Award for excellence
  • At the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia Concourse d’Etat in Sydney it received a Silver Award for excellence.