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    Here's a great example of a rare #1977-Jaguar-XJ-C-V12 tuned by Arden.

    The Coupe version of the XJ V12 are extremely rare, which only 329 produced in 1977. The proportions of the pillarless design compliments the classy XJ, changing it into more of a full-size grand touring car.
    It's an unconventional beauty that's sure to turn heads at gatherings.

    Basic info : XJ Coupé /
    Jaguar XJ12 Coupe Jaguar XJ5.3C
    Also called Jaguar XJ-C, XJ6-C, XJ12-C
    Jaguar XJ4.2C
    Jaguar XJ5.3C
    Daimler Sovereign Coupé
    Daimler Double-Six Coupé
    Production 1975–78 / 10,487 produced
    Assembly Coventry, England
    Body and chassis
    Body style2-door coupe
    Engine 4.2 L XK I6 / 5.3 L Jaguar #V12 engine


    Wheelbase 108.75 in (2,762 mm)
    Length 190.75 in (4,845 mm)
    Width 69.75 in (1,772 mm)
    Height 54.125 in (1,375 mm)
    Kerb weight 4,050 lb (1,837 kg)

    A 9,378-car run of two-door XJ coupés with a pillarless hardtop body called the XJ-C was built between 1975 and 1978. The car was actually launched at the London Motor Show in October 1973, but it subsequently became clear that it was not ready for productionand the economic troubles unfolding in the western world at this time seem to have reduced further any sense of urgency about producing and selling the cars: it was reported that problems with window sealing delayed production. XJ coupés finally started to emerge from Jaguar show-rooms only some two years later. The coupé was based on the short-wheelbase version of the XJ. The coupé's elongated doors were made out of a lengthened standard XJ front door (the weld seams are clearly visible under the interior panels where two front door shells were grafted together with a single outer skin). A few XJ-Cs were modified by Lynx Cars and Avon into convertibles with a retractable canvas top, but this was not a factory product. Lynx conversions (16 in total) did benefit of powered tops. Both six and twelve-cylinder models were offered, 6,505 of the former and 1,873 of the latter. Even with the delay, these cars suffered from water leaks and wind noise. The delayed introduction, the labour-intensive work required by the modified saloon body, the higher price than the four-door car, and the early demise promulgated by the new XJ-S, all ensured a small production run.

    All coupes came with a vinyl roof as standard. Since the coupe lacked B-pillars, the roof flexed enough that the paint used by Jaguar at the time would develop cracks. More modern paints do not suffer such problems, so whenever a coupe is repainted it is viable to remove the vinyl. Today many XJ-Cs no longer have their vinyl roof, also removing the threat of roof rust. Some owners also modified their XJ-C by changing to Series III bumpers. This lifted the front indicators from under the bumper and provided built in rear fog lights.

    A small number of Daimler versions of the XJ-C were made. One prototype Daimler Vanden Plas version XJ-C was also made, however this version never went into production
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