Jaguar Lister XJ12 Coupe info

Jaguar Lister XJ12 Coupe info

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clouder

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85 posts

140 months

Monday 8th March 2010
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Hi
Can anyone help? I am looking for any info and articles on the LISTER XJ12C Coupes? I have an article from the June 1999 Jaguar World Magazine, but I am sure there must be more info out there. If anyone could direct me to other magazines etc. I would be very grateful. Also do you know any of the history? I think WP Automotive may have built 4 cars but I am not sure. If you own one- I'd love some images!!

Thanks

Clouder

deadslow

6,549 posts

179 months

Monday 8th March 2010
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WDRV12

65 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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What are you after ??

peter450

1,650 posts

189 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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Lovin that Lister, there going for so little money considering what you get, i seen earlier cars going for 11k, i hear there very very expensive to run though so perhaps thats the reason why

I'd still love one though, i always liked the XJS and to me the lister is the ultimate version of that car, 7 litre engine and manual box, even the earlier non supercharded cars had like 400hp and did something like 190mph

WDRV12

65 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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deadslow said:
Hey deadslow must get you on my payrole laughlaughidea

WDRV12

65 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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peter450 said:
Lovin that Lister, there going for so little money considering what you get, i seen earlier cars going for 11k, i hear there very very expensive to run though so perhaps thats the reason why
Who told you they are very expensive to run ! The green car has just done a round trip of 67 miles and returned 19.6 MPG ???? In 6th at 100rpm she is quite happy and that's 50 mph so not really having to make the superchargers work till 3000rpm means you can get semi sensible mpg. Wild amounts of torque and very long gears!

deadslow

6,549 posts

179 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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WDRV12 said:
deadslow said:
Hey deadslow must get you on my payrole laughlaughidea
No probs bowtie

Your Lister does look OUTSTANDING biggrin

WDRV12

65 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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Green car is not mine. But I have one of these with a tiny 7.9 !

clouder

Original Poster:

85 posts

140 months

Thursday 11th March 2010
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Hello WDRV12,

The reason I ask is that Ive owned a standard XJC since 1986 and always admired greatly the lister conversions to the coupe. I am not unfortunately in any financial position to purchase a lister XJ12C even if there were any for sale? I understand there may only have been 4 built. The car pictured is the car I remember (NPH913P) but the car featured in the june 1999 Jaguar world is registered 64DPT. These may be one and the same car? Anyway back to the reason for my question. Over the years I collected a couple of articles on the lister XJ12C, but in the last house move managed to loose!! I am after the names of the magazines that the articles were in, so I can replace them. Then if I ever am flush with cash I know what I will want!!

Regards

Clouder

WDRV12

65 posts

144 months

Friday 12th March 2010
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Good news is that we can now build these lovely machines as and when required , they are not cheap but then we do them properly with steel or Alloy not fibreglass as some have tried and failed ! We have also made this for under the bonnet !

oversteerxj12

236 posts

143 months

Saturday 27th March 2010
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I want I want I want (wipes drool from chin)

Cecil

337 posts

147 months

Sunday 28th March 2010
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jaguarmanuk

18 posts

167 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Hi there,just spotted this thread.The magazine article on the car you are refering to was in Jaguar World June 1999.I owned that car and bought it from the guy driving it in the article Tony Cavell.I was the 23rd owner although 2 previous owners had owned it more than once.It came with a history file totalling over £155,000 when I got it.It had had a 7.4 litre twin supercharged engine at it's peak delivering 604BHP but when I owned it it had a 7 litre fuel injected delivering 425BHP.I sold it about 8 years ago with the registration XKM 836.When I sold it I didn't have a Digital Camera so I don't have any scanned in pics of it but it was truly a thing of beauty.

Coachworks2010

1 posts

86 months

Monday 24th June 2013
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Hi I have a jaguar lister xj coupe one of only 3 made in my garage at the moment being restored

Edited by Coachworks2010 on Monday 24th June 22:16

fatboy b

8,632 posts

172 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Coachworks2010 said:
Hi I have a jaguar lister xj coupe one of only 3 made in my garage at the moment being restored

Edited by Coachworks2010 on Monday 24th June 22:16
We're going to need some pics then biggrin

NormanD

3,208 posts

184 months

Wednesday 26th June 2013
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fatboy b said:
Coachworks2010 said:
Hi I have a jaguar lister xj coupe one of only 3 made in my garage at the moment being restored

Edited by Coachworks2010 on Monday 24th June 22:16
We're going to need some pics then biggrin
And he isd in Surrey, nice and handy for me to have a look !!

jaguarmanuk

18 posts

167 months

Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Managed to find an old pic of the Lister.


clouder

Original Poster:

85 posts

140 months

Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Thanks for posting the image of your old wide bodied XJC. I understand the car is being rebuilt in Surrey, but I know no more details. Was it quite a wild drive or very refined. I do have a magazine article featuring it, when it was first built for a gent called Brian John Standing.

jaguarmanuk

18 posts

167 months

Monday 16th January 2017
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I'm sorry I've only just seen your response. The original owner was Hans Rausching who was one of the richest men in the UK at the time. The guy who had it before Tony Cavell (the guy in the article ) was an amateur race driver who as a result of a racing accident was partially paralysed and had to drive with hand controls. It was he that had the engine changed to a 7 litre fuel injected lump because the 7.4 twin supercharged engine was just too fierce.It was nice to drive and felt quite docile but I suspect the 12 cylinders had something to do with that. I did get the chance to give it full beans at Bruntingthorpe and it did go well. The fastest accelerating Jag I ever owned was a 4 litre Chasseur Stealth Bi-Turbo XJ40. I'm a lot more sensible these days and don't throw money at cars anymoreand I've recently bought my 20th Jag.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Lister XJC to Storm Again soon watch this space....