XJ XJ12 ( X305 ) 1995 - 1997

How many of us XJ12's are left?

 
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Thanks for the info. Wouldn't an XJ12 have the same interior as the VDP anyway for 96? How can one tell a VDP from a rebadged/grilled/boot trimmed fake?
Not quite sure if I understand what you're driving at. Are you looking at V12 car that is badged "VDP"? If so it would be interesting to get some pics and details. If it is originally a USA market car it wouldn't be badged "VDP". For the USA market a VDP X300 would be a 6 cylinder car and the VIN will tell you if it was born that way or if it is a fake. Of course, it is plausible that VDP badges made their way onto a V12 car with any number of explanations.


The USA market XJ12s were highly equipped, and trimmed to a high standard, virtually (if not literally) the same as the VDP cars ...but perhaps even slightly higher.

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Likely badging added. I'll post some pics.
 
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Interesting car I picked up then. 96 XJ12 with vintage 90's gold package, badged VDP. Looks original. Maybe dealer added? If not original, someone went through a lot of work.

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Yeah, some prior owner or dealer dolled it up wit some goodies. An "XJ12" would normally reside where you have the Vanden Plas badge


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Wouldn't an XJ12 have the same interior as the VDP anyway for 96? How can one tell a VDP from a rebadged/grilled/boot trimmed fake?
Lift the hood!

Interesting! And a bit overdone for a car with already a lot of glitz and glam. Even the antenna nut was done up, lol!

Credit where due, as the grille is indeed a Vanden Plas (USA)/Daimler (UK) type. But... the boot trim is not. Gotcha!

It seems that in the USA the Vanden Plas models offered optional premium audio and heated seats, whereas the XJ12 came standard with them. Also the design of the upholstery is slightly different between the two.

Gold color was used originally for the growler on the grille on 1995 model XJ12s, and the V12 symbols on the door pillars. The last-gen V12 XJS from 1994-1995 also had the large growler in gold.

I have lots of "interesting" trivia in my head about these cars. Don't we all.

I added genuine ruby/gold growler wheel caps on my car, but the gold tint has since faded away.
 
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Yes I am a X12 lover! Lol I have a 1996 VP sport lwb and a 1995 VP sport swb for sale. Plus I'm in the market for a XJC12 for a fair price.

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I saw a 1995 xj double 6 for sale 500$ a few months ago I was going to buy it but another guy bought it just hours earlier


 
 
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