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Lot 617
1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III
1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III
IMG_3501 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3504 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3506 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3507 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3509 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3511 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3514 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3515 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3516 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3517 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3518 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3519 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3520 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3521 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3522 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3524 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3525 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3526 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3527 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3528 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3529 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3530 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III IMG_3531 1980 Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Auto Series III


Lot Number: 617
Result inc Premium: £4,860
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Mar 2022 - Expired
  • Chassis number: JBALW3CC317158
5,343cc. Fitted with rare P digital engine. This saloon was previously owned by the captain of a ship named Bluebird which was supplied new to Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1935. Its big moment in history though came in 1940 when it was one of the "little ships" involved in ferrying British troops into and back out of Dunkirk. The ship was entered into preservation in the 1960s and in 1980 was acquired by well known art dealer, Martin Summer, who appointed a full time skipper. In 1990 Summer bought this Jaguar for his skipper to commemorate a milestone in his life. When the skipper was at sea, the XJ12 was stored in a warehouse in Southampton. A book was written about the Bluebird by Martin Summer. When the skipper sold the XJ12 to its fourth owner in 2003, a commemoration was signed in the opening page. In August 2021, the car was featured in Jaguar World where it is described as "It's not perfect, but the patina is beautiful. It smells and feels like a 41‑year old XJ should ‑ old and slightly careworn, but completely serviceable.  Even the chrome is original." The article runs over three pages and is include in the file. It registers seven owners from new. Comes with the signed book, Bluebird, some receipts, MoTs, handbook, wallet and various documents. The mileage is recorded at 20,272.
5,343cc. Fitted with rare P digital engine. This saloon was previously owned by the captain of a ship named Bluebird which was supplied new to Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1935. Its big moment in history though came in 1940 when it was one of the "little ships" involved in ferrying British troops into and back out of Dunkirk. The ship was entered into preservation in the 1960s and in 1980 was acquired by well known art dealer, Martin Summer, who appointed a full time skipper. In 1990 Summer bought this Jaguar for his skipper to commemorate a milestone in his life. When the skipper was at sea, the XJ12 was stored in a warehouse in Southampton. A book was written about the Bluebird by Martin Summer. When the skipper sold the XJ12 to its fourth owner in 2003, a commemoration was signed in the opening page. In August 2021, the car was featured in Jaguar World where it is described as "It's not perfect, but the patina is beautiful. It smells and feels like a 41-year old XJ should - old and slightly careworn, but completely serviceable. Even the chrome is original." The article runs over three pages and is include in the file. It registers seven owners from new. Comes with the signed book, Bluebird, some receipts, MoTs, handbook, wallet and various documents. The mileage is recorded at 20,272.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Mar 2022 - Expired
  • Chassis number: JBALW3CC317158
Result inc Premium: £4,860

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