In late 1979, the Jaguar XJ was facelifted, and re-named as the XJ Series III. Using the long-wheelbase version of the car, the XJ incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina. Externally, the most obvious changes over the SII were the thicker and more incorporated rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass without a separate 1/4 light, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area. There were three engine variants, including the 5.3 lt V12, the 4.2 lt straight-six and 3.4 L straight-six. The larger six-cylinder, and V12 models incorporated Bosch fuel injection which was made under licence by Lucas. 132,952 Series III cars were built, 10,500 with the V12 engine.
A 1989G Jaguar Sovereign V12 HE which has 86,000 recorded miles from new, and has a Service History up to 53,000 miles, and 2 owners from new. The car has the original Service Books and Handbooks in the original leather wallet.
This car has been dry stored for a few years, but it starts, runs and drives. It will need a little bit of re-commissioning too get it into good condition. The body work is in very nice condition, the interior and leather seats are also in good condition, the engine runs smoothly and it has a good gearbox, but the brakes will need a little attention.
The car is being sold without Reserve.
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