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Lot 017: Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Saloon

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

Jaguar launched a mildly updated version of the wonderful XJ6 saloon in 1973, mainly to comply with more stringent US safety requirements which required that the front bumper be raised to 16 from the road. However, they also took the opportunity to revise the cabin architecture which now featured a more driver-friendly layout of the instruments and switchgear, plus a much-improved heating and ventilation system  one of the few areas of criticism of the Series One model.

It was still powered by the same magnificent 245bhp 4.2-litre XK engine which endowed the stately saloon with a top speed of 127mph and a 0-60 dash of just 8.8 seconds. The ride quality, handling and extreme silence of operation was just as remarkable as before.

Dating from 1974, this particular XJ6 has had just one Jaguar enthusiast owner for the last 21 years and has covered less than 95,600 miles from new. Presented in the attractive period colour scheme of Greensand with a dark brown leather interior, it is said to be in very good condition for its age and further benefits from a full-length Webasto sunroof.

The car comes with all its original handbooks and has clearly been well looked after but, at the time of cataloguing, the service history could not be found. Said to run and drive well, it has an MOT until October.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number017
Estimate£1500-£2000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2200
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1974
Condition rating0
Registration numberPCJ 888M
Mileage-
Chassis number2N.7306BW
Engine number7L.94628-S
Engine capacity (cc)4235
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4