Lot 393 - 1984 Jaguar Sovereign Series III (4.2 Litre)
|Odometer reading||100,065 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,440|
The first Jaguar XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since; the original model was 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 again and was known as the 'Series III'. Using the long wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign; externally, the most obvious changes over the Series II were the thicker and more incorporated rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass and a grille with only vertical vanes. In 1983, revisions and changes were made across the Series III model range for the 1984 model, with the Sovereign name being transferred from Daimler to a new top specification Jaguar model, the 'Jaguar Sovereign'.
This tidy example of this British classic is presented in Sage Green with Doeskin leather interior, both of which are in good condition. This car is powered by a 4.2 litre, six-cylinder engine mated to an automatic gearbox. The car was originally owned by Total Oil Company GB in London and the present owner bought it in March 1993. The history file contains many invoices, MoT test certificates, all tax discs and a Heritage Certificate. The present owner had all the suspension overhauled in his first year of ownership and had a stainless steel exhaust fitted, he also had the car fully waxoiled in 2000. The car does come with air conditioning, but this is currently not in operation and will need repairing.
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