In 1968 the XJ6 replaced the large and diverse range of Jaguar saloons and soon proved itself to be one of their most significant cars ever. It set new standards in handling, comfort and silence without compromising any of Jaguar’s established attributes such as performance and value. In 1968 Car magazine voted it Car of the Year, whilst in 12 cylinder Daimler form it was voted Best Car in the World.
The XJ6 was available with two engine and transmission options, the 4.2 1itre previously available in the 420 or a new 2.8 litre version of the XK unit. Based on the earlier 2.4 litre engine, the new 2.8 could be revved higher than the earlier XK engines because of its nearly square dimensions, whilst an output of 180bhp could propel this relatively heavy car to 118mph with a 0-60mph acceleration time of around 11 seconds.
This lovely-looking series 1 XJ6 is an original right hand drive car, made rare by its manual transmission with overdrive. Initially exported to South Africa, the car also spent time in Paris, then back to the UK, again back to South Africa before finally residing back here in the UK all within the same ownership.
Presented in Willow Green with a Cream Leatherette interior and with a relatively low odometer reading of just 29,800 miles the car comes with its original book pack, owners manual and passport to service, stamped acordingly to verify this mileage.
Rarely do we see right-hand-drive manual XJ 6s come to market, even rarer is one that looks as good as this. For a very reasonable price this is a great opportunity to get you hands on a true British Classic.