Lot 377 - 1977 Jaguar XJ6 Coupé
|Odometer reading||51,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,792|
The XJ series of motorcars were the mainstay of Jaguar cars since 1968 and, in fact, was the last motorcar to have any input by Sir William Lyons, its founder. After the series 1 and 2, a relatively short run of two door XJ coupés with a pillarless hardtop body called the XJ-C was built between 1975 and 1978. The car was actually launched at the London Motor Show in October 1973, but it subsequently became clear that it was not ready for production and the economic troubles unfolding in the western world at this time seem to have reduced further any sense of urgency about producing and selling the cars. They finally started to emerge from Jaguar show-rooms only some two years later. These were priced higher than the four-door car so were immediately relatively exclusive. The profile of these sought after touring cars was so attractive, with windows down, that they are often hard to find in good condition.
Acquired through Jaguar specialist, Alan Collins of Maldon, by the vendor, it has been looked after by the same and so its integrity throughout can be relied upon. Presented in Old English White with a contrasting Navy Blue velour interior, this is very much reminiscent of the period in history that it was built in. Power comes from a 4.2 litre engine, through an automatic gearbox to the rear wheels. It has undergone a number of visits to reputed specialist, Alan Collins, as mentioned before but also JD Classics, another significant engineering and Jaguar restoration firm who investigated and rectified a misfire, carried out a light service and ensured all four windows were operating correctly. It also benefits from a new fuel tank and comes with a MoT test certificate expiring in March, 2012. Also included are the original owner's manual, Jaguar wallets and previous MoT test certificates attesting to the very low mileage recorded.
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