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1972-1993 JAGUAR XJ12 S1-III specifications

1972-1993 JAGUAR XJ12 S1-III specifications Classic and Performance Car

Although the Hassan-designed V12 impressed in the E-type Series III, it found its true home in the larger XJ bodyshell. With up to 300bhp in the later versions, it offered dominant performance and up to 150mph in the right circumstances. The XJ12’s mechanical smoothness could be its undoing as age and unreliability took hold – engines could drop a cylinder or two without being too noticeable, while the complex suspension set-up could break the odd bush here or there without the driver feeling a thing. Engine and body restorations are expensive.

Production

  • Production:
    42,461
  • Price at launch:
    £3,726
  • Price (excellent)
    £7,500
  • Price (good):
    £5,250
  • Price (average):
    £2,200
  • Price (project):
    £750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.4secs
  • Top speed:
    146.0mph
  • Power:
    265.0bhp
  • Torque:
    304.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    14.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V12
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4920mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2865mm
  • Width:
    1340mm
  • Height:
    1770mm
  • Weight:
    1760kgs

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