Lot 330 - 1989 Jaguar Sovereign
|Odometer reading||17,746 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,712|
Officially unveiled on 8th October, 1986, the XJ6 was an all-new redesign of the XJ to replace the Series III, although the two model ranges were sold concurrently until the Series III was discontinued in 1992. The XJ40 used the Jaguar independent rear suspension arrangement and featured a number of technological enhancements (such as an electronic instrument cluster).
Initially, only two engines were offered across the XJ40 models: a 2.9 litre and a 3.6 litre version of the AJ6 inline-six. The curvaceous lines of the outgoing Series XJ were replaced by the more angular, geometric shape of the XJ40. The nose of the car would accommodate either matched pairs of round headlights or rectangular single units; the latter were fitted to the higher-specification Sovereign and Daimler trim levels. The Sovereign model came equipped with significantly more features than the base XJ6. Included was air conditioning, headlamp washers, a six-speaker sound system, rear self-levelling suspension, anti-lock braking system and inlaid burl walnut wood trim.
With only one previous keeper, this elegant very low mileage example is presented in red with a cream leather interior in wonderful condition. For the period, this had a fantastic high specification to include alloy wheels, exterior chrome pack, full cream leather, wood trims and air conditioning. The father of the family who bought the car then placed it into storage until recently, it has just been recommissioned to include a new headlining, restoring it to its full originality. This is a lovely example of a 1980s luxury saloon.
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