1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Cabriolet Chassis no. 2J53631BW Engine no. 8L488135

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1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Cabriolet
Chassis no. 2J53631BW Engine no. 8L488135

Sold for € 11,240 (US$ 12,582) inc. premium
1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Cabriolet
Chassis no. 2J53631BW
Engine no. 8L488135
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, during which period 6,505 were made with the 4.2-litre engine, plus a further 1,873 with the 5.3-litre V12. There was never a soft-top version of the XJ6 in either four- or two-door form; indeed, between the E-Type's passing in 1975 and the arrival of the XJ-S Cabriolet in 1983, there were no open Jaguars of any kind.

First registered as a cabriolet in 1994, this converted XJ6C is undeniably handsome and could easily be mistaken for an official factory model. Affording stylish and comfortable accommodation for four, the car is offered with condition report (1996) and Austrian registration papers.

No reserve.

Immatriculée pour la première fois en cabriolet en 1994, cette XJ6C transformée et indéniablement élégante pourrait être prise facilement pour un modèle d'usine. Offrant quatre vraies places confortables dans un intérieur raffiné, la voiture est offerte avec un rapport d'expertise de 1996 et ses papiers d'immatriculation autrichiens.

Sans réserve.

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1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Cabriolet Chassis no. 2J53631BW Engine no. 8L488135
1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Cabriolet Chassis no. 2J53631BW Engine no. 8L488135
1977 Jaguar XJ6C 4.2-Litre Cabriolet Chassis no. 2J53631BW Engine no. 8L488135
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