One of only 57 XJ-C's currently registered on the road in the UK

Further Information

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 and to arrange a viewing please contact Jonathon Webb on or on +44(0)7442 897760

About Carbarn

Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions.  Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.  

Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.

We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock.  If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price.  We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.

We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.

Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.

The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
  • Our own warranty programme
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
  • Finance available on all stock including classic cars

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