Launched to universal acclaim in 1968, the XJ6 refined concepts embodied by previous Jaguar saloons to create a car rivalling the best offered by Mercedes-Benz. The six-cylinder XK engine was available in either 2.8- or 4.2-litre capacities initially, the latter capable of propelling the luxuriously appointed XJ6 to a top speed of 120mph-plus, while there was a choice of either four-speed manual (usually with overdrive) or three-speed automatic transmission.
In 1975 the range was extended by the introduction of two-door XJ6C and XJ12C coupés, which were built on the shorter of the two available wheelbase lengths. The prohibitive expense of getting its two-door pillar-less bodyshell to meet United States safety regulations meant that the coupé version never went on sale in the USA; consequently the model is one of the rarest of the XJ family, being produced between 1975 and 1977 only, and is becoming increasingly sought after by Jaguar collectors.
With only one previous owner and 85,000 km from new, this wonderful green over green XJ is supplied with all books, tools and a folder of bills and receipts. Described as being in excellent condition throughout yet highly original – down to the original radio this example has been garaged its entire life, and serviced at the current families business since 1979.
|Auction||Autosport January 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||Spanish Registered|
|Model||XJ6 4.2 Litre|
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