Lot 240 - 1973 Jaguar XJ6 Series I (4.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||26,128 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
- Manual overdrive gearbox
- Desirable colour combination
- Excellent condition
Launched in September 1968, the Jaguar XJ6 was the final model that Sir William Lyons had a, hands-on, input into the design. This new model was the result of several years of development and streamlined the extensive portfolio of models offered by Jaguar at the time. This new, reasonably priced car, managed to retain the principles of earlier Jaguars but offered a new level of driveability and safety. It created such a desire that second-hand models were achieving higher prices than new cars on dealership forecourts, such was the demand. These early models have outstanding ability and are considered by many enthusiasts as the purist form of Sir William Lyons’ design.
This example is no exception, in the most desirable configuration of short wheelbase, with a manual overdrive gearbox. The British Racing Green paintwork presents well and the brightwork has an equally good shine. Moving inside, the green interior also presents very well and gives the impression that the odometer reading of just over 26,000 miles, may be correct. There is evidence of £1,981 worth of work carried out in 2020, which appears to have mainly been a thorough recommission following a long stint in storage.
Smart early XJ6’s are becoming increasingly difficult to find, this example appears to be very original and with its manual gearbox, it is a true super saloon of the 70’s. Presents in possibly the best colour combination and specification, this might just be the XJ6 you have been searching for.
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