Lot 257 - 1980 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series III
|Odometer reading||56,645 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,962|
The first XJ was launched in 1968; a designation which has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since and was also the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. In late 1979, the XJ was face-lifted and was known as the 'Series III'. Using the long-wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina. Externally, the most obvious changes over the Series II were the thicker, rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area. The introduction of the Series III model also saw the option of a sunroof and cruise control for the first time on any XJ models.
This delightful 4.2 litre XJ6 was originally registered on 1st August 1980. Presented in navy blue with matching blue leather trim, the car presents very well and is accompanied by an MoT test certificate until August 2021. Maintained and professionally stored as part of the Hertford collection, this 4.2 litre XJ6 is a prime example of a fast appreciating classic.
Guide Price £8,000 - £15,000
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