1985 XJ6 Series III Jaguar Sovereign
Sale price: $5,515.00 make an offer
Last update: 08.07.2013
Pending offersDate: 2016-03-03
Ernst Schmid offered usd
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|Model:||XJ6 Series III|
|Engine:||straight six dohc, 4.2 litre|
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1985 XJ6 Series III Jaguar Sovereign for sale
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A 1985 JAGUAR XJ6 Series III Sovereign Sedan Offered by JAG XJ DRIVER. A RECONDITIONER AND RESELLER OF 1980-1987 XJ6 Jaguars.
JAG XJ Driver specializes in one-owner vehicles. reconditioned to be near-new (not Concours) for use as a special occasion driver. These cars are supreme handling luxury sport coupes that make driving a pleasure while appreciating in value.
Until JAG XJ DRIVER purchase this car. it had been owned since new by the couple who purchased and brought it back from the U. K. It was purchased from the original owner with 75. 58 miles. It is now being offered with just under 78. 00 miles following reconditioning. It has no damage history.
This Series III Jaguar is a rare find for its well-preserved condition and for its “Sovereign” model designation. Sovereigns were made for the European market only. The original buyer purchased this Jaguar while touring England and then shipped it to the U. S. Until 2010 it spent its entire life in Washington State. where the climate is ideal for preservation; no excessive sun. enough humidity to preserve the Walnut dash and trim panels but without salt-coated roads to promote rust.
Engine is a straight six cylinder. DOHC. 4. 2 litre (4. 35cc) 173 HP. 2271 lb. ft. . 120 mph (automatic). three-speed transmission. More power was derived from the venerable XK engine with bigger valves and fuel injection. But of course. the Series III is not about speed. As the only Pininfarina designed Jaguar. its styling is timeless. And the ride is a silky smooth. whisper-quiet high-luxury experience with sport car handling.
It is in excellent mechanical condition with a new bare-metal. three-stage re-spray for an extraordinary exterior finish with no dents. dings. creases. scratches or chips. The interior features perfectly preserved African Burl-Walnut dash (no cracking. pealing or discoloration). perfect original carpeting (extremely rare). new front/back Connelly leather from Aldridge Trim Company (West Midlands. England). and new headliner from Aldridge Trim Company. Virtually all of the factory options and systems are in excellent operating condition; electric doors. trip computer. ice-cold AC (combined with spot-on thermostat and heater). door side panels. dash. steering wheel and new radio (state-of-the-art Pioneer with USB/i pod connection inputs) and more. Drivers-side electrical seat “lift” button does not work. All chrome is in new or near-new condition along with excellent original glass and new or near-new rubber bumpers and seals. Its wheel covers are “Euro” style polished rally rims for a classic and much improved look from wheels that came with U. S. models.
As one who is passionate for the Series III Jaguar Sedan. the owner of JAG XJ DRIVER routinely monitors offerings throughout the U. S. And this 1985 is likely the finest we've seen offered in the last 5+ years. And while our mission is to provide mechanical and cosmetically restored “drivers”. collectors will know that this JAG is also highly desirable because of the Burgundy (exterior). Biscuit (interior) color combination and its Sovereign designation. Of course. the special features of the Sovereign (extending swivel rear reading lights. front-passenger glove box vanity mirror. chrome front seat recliner “pulls” and the much celebrated two headlight sizes of 7” and 5”--installed only on European models. adds much to the curb appeal that the Series III model enjoys as the only Jaguar body to be styled by Pininfarina. the famous Italian design group used extensively by Ferrari.
Driving pleasure is exactly what was intended in the true British tradition of motor coach works. All restoration and mechanical work completed by JAG XJ DRIVER is chronicled by vendor. work type and supported with receipts totaling more than $18. 00.
Finally. the Sovereign comes with all of the original maintenance and service books. though service interval records were kept separate from the factory provided record books and were not provided with the purchase from the family who purchase this Jag originally.
History Of The Jaguar XJ6 Series III Sports Sedan: 1979-1992
This model featured flush door handles. changes to the bumper. one piece front door glass (the light or “wing” was removed). modified grille. and a shallower roof line. It is the only body style designed by Pininfarina. the famous Italian auto body designer who is known for designs for such brands as Jaguar. Ferrari. Alfa Romeo and more.
A sunroof and cruise control were offered as options for the first time with this series. Some cars did not have the famous “leaper” hood ornament. Most of the “leaper” hood ornaments were added as an option. and mostly to American-market cars.
British models had two 7” headlights and two 5” headlights whereas the American models had two 5” headlights (to meet U. S. regulations at the time).
Noted for luxury. handling and timeless styling. it was assembled in Coventry. England. 132. 52 were produced. Special “high-luxury” interior options were offered for both the American and British modes; “Vanden Plas” (pronounced “pla”) in the U. S. . and the “Sovereign” for the U. K. Extra wood interior trim. extra dense carpeting. map lights. etc. where included with these upgrade packages.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Jf, dated 18 may 2016
from Ernst Schmid, dated 03 march 2016
Good day, nice car ...... Can you help me, have the same Jaguar S3 1985 where do man the rims on your Jaguar S3 red, or from which
Vehicle type submitted Sie.Besten Thanks, with Freuntlichen Regards from Switzerland
Ernst Schmid www.restor.ch
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