Lot 202 - 1969 12947 XJ6, Series I, Saloon

Lot 202 - 1969 12947 XJ6, Series I, Saloon

Lot 202 - 1969 12947 XJ6, Series I, Saloon

Lot Number 202
Registration APA 994H
Chassis Number 4L5317
Engine Number 7L5450-8
Odometer reading 86,884 miles
Estimate £5,000 - £8,000
Result Sold - £6,160

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. The XJ6, using 2.8 litre and 4.2 litre straight-six cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges. Power-assisted steering and leather upholstery were standard on the 2.8L De Luxe and 4.2L models. An unusual feature, inherited from the Jaguar Mk. X and S-Type, was the provision of twin fuel tanks positioned on each side of the boot and filled using two separately lockable filler caps.

Owned for approximately four years by the current vendor but with a service history dating back to its build date, this short wheelbase model is unusual in that its 4.2 litre motor sends power through a four-speed manual/overdrive gearbox, fitted from new. It has been restored at some point with new paintwork showing, a rebuilt back axle and suspension, a new headlining, new bushes all round, new brake discs all round and fully re-built engine and S.U. carburettors. Serviced again within the last two months and carrying an MoT test certificate valid until the end of 2014, this stylish example of Sir William Lyons' last car is reasonably priced and extremely reliable.

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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