Lot 213 - 1981 12947 XJ6 Series III
|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
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.
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