Friday, February 8, 2013

Jaguar XJ12C by Broadspeed (1976-77)

Built and prepared by British automative engineering company Broadspeed, independent of the factory, for the FIA Group of the European Touring Car Championship. The model was fitted with a 5416 cc fuel-injected V12 engines developing more than 530 hp. (

As seen driven by agent John Steed in the 70s TV series "The New Avengers". 

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A rare classic Jaguar built in Coventry and featured in the 70s' TV series The New Avengers has sold for six times the price it was expected to fetch at auction.

The XJ Coupé driven by John Steed - played by the late Patrick Macnee - sold for £62,000 at H&H Classics’ auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridge - £50,000 more than the initial estimate.

The 1976 XJ12-C Broadspeed began life as a pre-production prototype vehicle, and was sold to a private collector.

It completed its early development and testing work with Jaguar before being sent to Broadspeed Engineering to be fitted with upgraded bodykit including wider bumpers and wheelarches plus bigger wheels and tyres in preparation for its New Avengers role. (

John Steed and his Broadspeed Jaguar XJ12C in the 
TV series "The New Avengers" (1976-77).

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