Lot 126 - 1979 Jaguar XJ6 Series II (4.2 Litre)
|Odometer reading||69,960 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,440|
- Recently repainted
- Features in new TV series Demons
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. The XJ6, using 2.8 litre and 4.2 litre straight six-cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges. Power-assisted steering and leather upholstery were standard on the 2.8 litre De Luxe and 4.2 litre models. An unusual feature, inherited from the Jaguar Mk. X and S-Type, were the provision of twin fuel tanks positioned on each side of the boot and filled using two separately lockable filler caps.
This 1979 Jaguar XJ6 Series II was purchased at the beginning of April this year by a specialist film and TV vehicle hire company for use in the squeal to ‘Black Mirror’, ‘Demons’. Before filming started the car received a complete re-spray changing the colour to squadron blue but keeping the original tan leather interior. Before they acquired the car, it was subject to major work to the engine which consisted of fitting a completely new cylinder head, rear exhaust manifold and servicing the engine. This Jaguar XJ6 is supplied with a UK V5 registration document and a file containing the invoice for the cylinder head work and several old MoT test certificates.
Previous lotLot 125 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster
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