Lot 252 - 1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series III

Lot 252 - 1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series III

Lot 252 - 1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series III

Lot Number 252
Registration MGH970Y
Chassis Number SAJJAALP3CC351328
Engine Number 8L127670H
Odometer reading 13,279 miles
Result Sold - £10,080

The first XJ was launched in 1968; a designation which has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since, and was also the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. In late 1979, the XJ was face-lifted and was known as the 'Series III.' Using the long-wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina. Externally, the most obvious changes over the Series II were the thicker rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area.  The introduction of the Series III model also saw the option of a sunroof and cruise control for the first time on any XJ models.

This automatic Jaguar XJ6 4.2 litre variant was originally registered on 1st January 1983 and was supplied by Henlys Ltd at Ewell, Surrey. The first custodian of this stunning car purchased it from his company and eventually sold the Jaguar in 1995 with an odometer reading of 9,417 miles. Having only been used sparingly since by a private collector, the current mileage of only 13,279 is correct and substantiated by a very comprehensive service history. Finished in rhodium silver with Isis blue leather interior and benefitting from a sunroof and air conditioning, the condition of this vehicle has to be seen to be appreciated; this really is one of the very best we have seen. Sure to attract admiring attention wherever she goes, this represents an excellent opportunity to enter the classic car market with a first rate example at an affordable price.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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