Lot 304 - 1978 12947 XJ6 Series II 4.2 Litre
|Odometer reading||20,054 miles|
|Estimate||£3,800 - £4,800|
|Result||Sold - £4,144|
The XJ6 saloon was a lifesaving model for Jaguar Cars Ltd. Since it was first unveiled in 1968, the design has evolved through five generations to the present day. The first three models are differentiated only by slight styling or mechanical variations, sharing the same basic bodyshell and engine. The fourth and fifth generation XJ6's each incorporate major body, mechanical and electrical redesigns. The terminologies for the first three different versions of the XJ6 are: Series I (1968-73), Series II (1973-79) and Series III (1979-87). The XJ6 Series II was only cosmetically different from the XJ6 Series I; the front bumpers were raised to a standard height and the radiator grill was much smaller, with horizontal bars. Early Series II's shared the same short 108.9 inch wheel base but in 1972 the wheelbase was extended by four inches to 112.8 inches to create the long wheel base model known as the XJ6L. Both 6 and 12 cylinder engine models were available.
This 1978 Jaguar XJ6 Series II is a two owner car from new; the vendor purchasing it from the family of the original owner in 2010. He has had the car in storage until recently when he decided to carry out some minor body repairs and repair the chock mechanism so the car can be used. This rust free example is finished in blue with tan leather interior and is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2014. With prices rising rapidly for early Jaguar models, new collectors are looking at the XJ6 series I and II models as a good and usable alternative to the Mk. I and Mk. II Jaguars and as an entry to the classic Jaguar World.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.