Lot 238 - 1983 Daimler XJ6 Series III Vanden Plas
|Odometer reading||120,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,800|
Jaguar/Daimler refreshed its six-cylinder XJ saloon and Daimler Sovereign range in 1973 with the introduction of the XJ6 and Daimler Sovereign Series II. The new cars featured a sleeker new body shell which had a slimmer front grille, new front air intake below the bumper, new lights and a revised interior. At first, the short and long wheelbase versions were available, however all cars after 1975 carried the long wheelbase and were, once again, powered by the 4.2 litre, XJ unit.
Presented in resplendent burgundy with contrasting beige leather hide, this beautiful example has been meticulously cared for by a fastidious owner who serviced all fluids weekly regardless of cost. Covering 750 motorway miles a week, the owner decided to opt for an expensive LPG conversion so that he could use his beloved XJ6 as a daily commute. With four recent new tyres and new stainless steel exhaust system, this series III could be considered one of the coolest motorway mile crunchers and is certainly more fun than Mr. Mondeo. The new owner may well wish to give the car a more relaxed lifestyle, however, which the smooth running XJ would suit perfectly. The vendor describes the car as an owner's dream and is only selling due to a change of work circumstances meaning he no longer has a garage to keep the car in. Why not sample a touch of 1980s luxury and, at 'no reserve', this could be yours at a fraction of the cost of any modern Euro-box.
Photo credit: Christopher Western photography
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