Lot 202 - 1989 Jaguar XJ6 Saloon (3.6 litre)
|Sold - £4,200
The Jaguar XJ is the name of a series of flagship, full-size, luxury cars sold by Jaguar Cars. The XJ line has had a long history with the first model released in 1968. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder, and the model has been featured in countless media and high profile appearances. Due to problems at parent company British Leyland and events such as the 1973 oil crisis, it was finally introduced in 1986. With the model, Jaguar began to place more emphasis on build quality as well as simplification of the XJ's build process. With 25% fewer body panel pressings required versus the Series XJ, the new process also saved weight, increased the stiffness of the chassis, and reduced cabin noise. The new platform came with significantly different styling which was more squared-off and angular than the outgoing Series III, the interior received several modernisations such as the switch to a digital instrument cluster. The six-cylinder XJs are powered by the AJ6 inline-six engine which replaced the XK6 unit used in earlier XJs, In 1993.
This time warp example registered January 1989 is finished in Spindrift White with Oatmeal leather interior and Burr Walnut trim. With one owner from new and having covered just 30,000 miles, it even houses the original Jaguar tape and radio unit and has a good service history with its last service recorded as July this year. With huge potential for future classic status and offered at no reserve, this is an ideal opportunity for flagship Jaguar ownership.
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