Lot 338 - 1989 Jaguar XJR Saloon (3.6 litre)
|Result||Sold - £1,456|
The replacement for the Series III XJ6 was code-named 'XJ40' and development on the all-new car began in the early 1970's. The project suffered a number of delays due to problems at parent company British Leyland and the 1973 oil crisis. The XJ40 was finally introduced in 1986 at the British International Motor Show. The interior received several modernisations such as the switch to a digital instrument cluster. The six-cylinder XJ40s are powered by the AJ6 inline-six engine, which featured a four-valve, twin overhead cam design. JaguarSport, the official 'Go Faster' arm of Jaguar Cars, was run by racing team boss Tom Walkinshaw who was commissioned to produce special versions of the street cars, the XJR 3.6 saloon and the XJR-S.
This Jaguar XJR 3.6 is in Solent blue with magnolia trim and can only be described as a clean example. As with most Jaguars, this car is equipped with a walnut dashboard, leather seats, air conditioning and alloy wheels. Stiff suspension on the XJR together with the wider tyres make for a more interesting ride over the standard XJ6 which can often appear to be a little 'boat-like' in its handling. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Jaguar is offered for sale without reserve.
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