Jaguar Lister XJ12 Coupe info

Jaguar Lister XJ12 Coupe info

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Podie

45,893 posts

231 months

Thursday 18th April 2019
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clouder said:
Hi,
I am wondering if there would be any interest in me attempting to put together a little potted history of the Lister Coupes, as best I know.
It may not end up 100% complete as there would be holes, but by doing this it may provoke discussion and more history may come out of the woodwork?
In a single word.... YES!

Always had a soft spot and fascination for Lister.

They appear quite active on Twitter these days, and seem like they might assist if you got in touch.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Thursday 18th April 2019
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Yes I agree and suggest seeking Lister's help for full accuracy on this topic. I can add this photo of a black Lister XJC outside the Mole Business Park factory back in the day. With these 5 spoke OZ Racing wheels fitted and the fact it is narrow bodied this car must be Reg JAG 67L from the EVO magazine article.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Thursday 18th April 2019
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I brought these used Jaguar door tread plates recently at an auto jumble and am really pleased to get period ones as they are really rare to obtain now for an XJC. I like the patina look.

Edited by Jag53c on Friday 19th April 07:42

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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Fibreglass bumpers and side skirts body kit off the car ready to be cleaned up and restored later next week. The dreaded expanded foam is clear to see?

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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A hello from another xjc owner, just a lowly 4.2 6 cylinder version though smile

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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And it took a day to cut the fibreglass bumpers and side skirts off as they were bonded to the bodywork. And yes that is a Lister XJS above.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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Please keep watching i will post as soon as work is done?

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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The hole in the wing above is from when the car was once supercharged these will be filled in unless someone out there has a couple of Albrex super chargers available that are suitable? Message me?

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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Jag53c said:


Please keep watching i will post as soon as work is done?
Just wondering with all that power, do you have an additional brace to stop the rear axle twisting and tramping?

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Yes. Lister has added some additional bracing. However I was recently looking at some pictures of the underside of the Broadspeed XJC and this has inspired some really useful ideas as well.

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Jag53c said:
Yes. Lister has added some additional bracing. However I was recently looking at some pictures of the underside of the Broadspeed XJC and this has inspired some really useful ideas as well.
My little 4.2 suffers. I put it down to old worn out bushings but they were fine. I’m about to fashion my own axle brace for my car whilst it’s in bits

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Pistonheads has found the car that I was looking for it takes me back to 1990 and is simply stunning? and courtesy of the owners permission I share with you all a few images.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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And now wide bodied.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Awesome

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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This is a fantastic looking ongoing restoration, and thank you to the owner for allowing me to share these images with you as there are only three 7.0L XJC cars in the world. These two cars are being restored to the best standards. Just one car left to attempt to find now?

Edited by Jag53c on Wednesday 24th April 08:17

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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The latest news today is that the paint is so strongly bonded to the car that it won’t come off easily by being sand blasted. So plan B is to score it and use a well know paint stripper, and then sand blast. I will show a picture of this when achieved. Been advised not to chemically dip the car as this would cause future rust issues a year or so on in the future if the seams etc are not cleaned out properly. This sounds good advise to me as we can’t be having this problem?

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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Jag53c said:
The latest news today is that the paint is so strongly bonded to the car that it won’t come off easily by being sand blasted. So plan B is to score it and use a well know paint stripper, and then sand blast. I will show a picture of this when achieved. Been advised not to chemically dip the car as this would cause future rust issues a year or so on in the future if the seams etc are not cleaned out properly. This sounds good advise to me as we can’t be having this problem?
Usually the chemical dip is followed by a phosphate dip.

deadslow

6,549 posts

179 months

Friday 26th April 2019
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7.0L XJC cloud9

johnxjsc1985

15,948 posts

120 months

Friday 26th April 2019
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deadslow said:
7.0L XJC cloud9
hope those protesters never find this thread.
For the rest of us a V12 7.0l is just the most perfect dream.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Saturday 27th April 2019
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Fortunately both of these two cars are a long way off causing any climate change in the near future.