Lot 245 - 1987 Jaguar Sovereign
|Odometer reading||13,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,660|
- Incredibly low mileage
- Original bill of sale
- Stamped service book
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.
This incredibly low mileage example presents well in its grey paint and navy blue leather interior. The car has had a recent service and is reported to run and drive very well. The original service book shows a few service stamps and the original bill of sale is even included. The car is very solid and must be one of the lowest mileage Sovereigns still in existence. This barely used luxury saloon represents incredible value for money and an opportunity not to be missed.
The car is supplied with a service log book, V5C registration document, MoT test certificate that expires in June 2019, receipts and original bill of sale.
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