Lot 301 - 1974 Jaguar XJ6 (short wheelbase) Saloon
|Odometer reading||59,243 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
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 2.8 litre De Luxe and 4.2 litre 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.
This striking example represents one of the few short wheelbase examples combined with a manual gearbox. Presented in red with a contrasting tan interior, the overall condition is extremely good throughout. The history file contains a number of bills as well as previous MoT test certificates, handbooks, wiring diagrams and even the original services history booklet, stamped up to 2003. The interest in the classic Jaguar saloons and coupés is growing noticeably with the rarer models, such as this, becoming increasing popular as a result.
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