We have a very rare 1977 Daimler Sovereign XJC 4.2 Automatic with only 34,089 miles on the clock, finished in Silver Metallic exterior with a contrasting Black Vinyl Roof and a Black Leather interior.
This particular 4.2 Automatic is one of only 57 XJ-C's currently registered on the road in the UK. It is offered in generally very good condition, the engine starts and runs well and the running gear is good, as is the bodywork, paint, and glass. The interior remains smart and comfortable as this ’77 XJC has been carefully maintained and looked after by the current owner ensuring that the new custodian will have bought a stunning and rare XJC.
A pet project of Sir William Lyons (and the last one he worked on before he retired from active design in 1972), the XJC used the short-wheelbase floorplan with longer front doors and a slightly different roofline but was otherwise substantially the same as the four-door saloons.
Lyons had insisted that the front and rear windows met in a pillarless construction, which was very elegant and looked fabulous when all the windows were down but posed a serious headache to the development engineers who had to suppress the wind noise on these fast cars. This delayed production until 1975 and the coupes were considerably more expensive and exclusive than the saloons.
All featured a vinyl roof, which was very fashionable at the time and helped to disguise the thickness of the C pillars. Just 6,505 coupes were made before production ceased in 1977, including a few badged as Daimlers and good examples are much sought after today with the elegant body and classic shape demonstrates a style that is very desirable in the classic car community.
For more information or to book an appointment to view the vehicle please contact a member of our sales team on 01207 233525.