In late 1979, the XJ was facelifted again, and was known as the “Series III.” Using the long-wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina.
Externally, the most obvious changes over the SII 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 without a separate 1/4 light, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area.
There were three engine variants, including the 5.3 L V12, the 4.2 L straight-six and 3.4 L straight-six. The larger six-cylinder, and V12 models incorporated Bosch fuel injection.
The short-wheelbase saloon and coupé had been dropped during the final years of the Series II XJ. The introduction of the Series III model also saw the option of a sunroof and cruise control for the first time on an XJ model.
Produced in 1984, this exceptional two owner car has covered only 8,000 miles from new and is extremely rare, being fitted with a 5 speed manual. Finished in perhaps the finest colour for the XJ; Sage metallic with a complementing Doeskin interior, both described as being in excellent order. It is supplied with a full history and invoices and is complete with three sets of keys, all original tools and books as well as a V5 document and MoT certificate valid until October. Described as being the most original XJ6 you will find, it is in excellent condition throughout and truly a “time warp” car.