1986 Jaguar XJ6 Sedan
Chassis no. SAJAV134XGC453904
*4.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine
*Bosch fuel injection
*Fewer than 9,000 original miles
*A Concours Preservation Class quality example
*Among the last truly English Jaguars
Jaguar scored another coup in the 1960s when it introduced its XJ6 in September 1968. Equipped with the XK-E's straight-six, it was the true definition of a British saloon. It was built in three series through 1992, available in two body styles and with six-cylinder or V-12 power.
In late 1979, the XJ Series III was introduced with a facelift assisted by Pininfarina, yet keeping the car true to its roots. Available only on the long-wheelbase chassis, the XJ's most obvious changes from the Series II were the rubber bumpers up front and rear. Revisions also included were a subtly reshaped greenhouse and elimination of the vent windows. Out back, the taillights were modified yet maintained their delta theme. For America, there were two available engines: the 4.2-liter straight-6 and the 5.3-liter V-12, both with Bosch fuel injection built by Lucas under license. Cruise control and a sunroof also showed up on the option list for the first time. The grand, old coachbuilder Vanden Plas lent their name for the top-line XJ models.
If original cars in excellent condition are your thing, here is your opportunity to own one of the finest original Jaguar XJs in the world today. This two-owner Vanden Plas Series III four-door sedan has just over 8,000 original miles. All of the factory stickers are still in place under the bonnet, and it still has that special, new-car smell. It still looks like new because it has been maintained in a climate-controlled garage for many years, and it still drives like new due to proper maintenance, including recent service performed by Classic Showcase. This included changing all fluids, installing new tires, and servicing the fuel injection system. Additional maintenance recently performed include installing new shock bushings, and installing a new compressor and seals for the air conditioning system. This XJ also features a factory sunroof, alloy wheels, and is loaded with the amenities that you'd expect in a British luxury saloon. Included are the original books, jack, and both sets of keys. Motivation comes from the venerable 4.2-liter inline six with Bosch fuel injection.
Finding a Jaguar XJ of this generation in this condition that drives as well as this one does is a rarity. Considering it recently scored 99.9 points in a Concours d'Elegance in the Preservation Class, it may be the perfect example for the collector who appreciates an original example with a splendid patina.
- Please note that this vehicle comes with a Heritage Certificate of authenticity.