Lot 213 - 1981 12947 XJ6 Series III

Lot 213 - 1981 12947 XJ6 Series III

Lot 213 - 1981 12947 XJ6 Series III

Lot Number 213
Registration XBC493X
Chassis Number SAJJAALA3CC331474
Engine Number 8A12653H
Odometer reading 11,300 miles
Estimate £3,800 - £4,800
Result Sold - £4,144

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 grill 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 1981 Jaguar XJ6 series III fitted with 3.4 litre engine has only covered 29,800 miles from new, and it is believed that this car has only had two owners from new, the last ownership being for thirty years. In the extensive history file there is a Jaguar invoice for a new speedo head which was replaced in 1990 at 18,493 miles. This XJ6 is finished in bronze with tan cloth interior and comes supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2014 and a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices. 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. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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