1978 Jaguar XJS
Lot 228
1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Coupé Chassis no. 2J-3038BW Engine no. 49973
Sold for £12,075 (US$ 19,380) inc. premium

Lot Details
1978 Jaguar XJS, 1978 Jaguar XJS, 1978 Jaguar XJS, 1978 Jaguar XJS,
1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Coupé
Registration no. SAN 852S
Chassis no. 2J-3038BW
Engine no. 49973

Footnotes

  • Launched to much acclaim in 1968, the XJ6 refined concepts embodied by previous Jaguar saloons to create a car rivalling the best offered by Mercedes-Benz. The six-cylinder XK engine was available in either 2.8-litre or 4.2-litre forms initially, the latter capable of propelling Jaguar's luxuriously appointed flagship to a top speed of 120mph-plus. 'In its behaviour it gets closer to perfection than any other luxury car we have tested, regardless of price,' enthused Motor magazine. There was a choice of either four-speed manual (usually with overdrive) or three-speed automatic transmission. The prohibitive expense of getting its two-door pillar-less bodyshell to meet United States safety regulations meant that the Coupé version never went on sale in the USA. Consequently the model is one of the rarest of the XJ family, being produced between 1975 and 1977 only.
    One of just 6,505 4.2-litre Coupés built, this automatic-transmission example was sold new via Julian's of Reading Ltd to its sole former owner, one F J Fullbrook of Goring-on-Thames. The car was purchased by the vendor from Hurst Park Automobiles in 2001, at which time the recorded mileage total stood at a little over 16,000 miles. Included in the history file is the original 'Supercover' Handbook Portfolio containing the service book (fully stamped to 2001), a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs, wiring diagram, Swansea V5C document and MoT to 26th May 2011 (issued at 20,132 miles).
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