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Lot 409: Jaguar XJ6 Sedan

Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia, Bonhams (3 June 2012)

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. This four owner Series III four-door sedan has just over 67,000 miles on the clock. Carefully maintained and garaged since new, its reported to run and drive very well with 18,000 miles put on the car in only the last four yearsa testament to how well the car has withstood the test of time. This XJ also features a factory sunroof, cruise control, and is loaded with the amenities that you'd expect in a British luxury saloon. 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. Built in the final year of the Series III, it is lovely example that may be shown, driven, and enjoyed.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
Bonhams, Greenwich, Connecticut
TypeCar
Lot Number409
Estimate$4000-$6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$2600
Hammer Price (inc premium)$3042
Year1987
Condition rating2
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Mileage-
Chassis numberSAJAV1349HC475393
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Number of doors4