1973 JAGUAR 4.2 XJ6 AUTO. A time-warp example.
Sale price: £6,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 28.08.2013
Price trends for this listing:
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
|Interior/Comfort Options:||Air Conditioning, Leather Seats, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Windows|
|Got questions?||Ask here!|
Do you like this car?
1973 JAGUAR 4.2 XJ6 AUTO. A time-warp example. for sale
1973 Jaguar XJ6 4. 2 Auto
Genuine cars with lovely provenance always make me smile. Owned by a brother and sister from new to July 2008 and with just 59. 00 miles recorded backed-up with full service history. this time-warp XJ6 presented in virtually unmarked Sable with Cinnamon trim has stolen my heart.
Introduced in September 1968. the XJ6 was described by Sir William Lyons as the “finest Jaguar ever” and continued the historic trend of building luxury saloon cars with performance to match. Available initially as either a 2. 8 or 4. 2 litre straight-6 engine mated to Borg-Warner automatic transmission. the cars featured full leather interiors. walnut trim and optional air-conditioning. From July 1972. the V12 engine became part of the line-up. branded the XJ12 and offering storming performance and openly marketed as the “fastest full four-seater in the world today”. A year later. the model was face-lifted (Series II) with a smaller grille and revised bumpers to meet US safety regulations as well as a completely revised interior and better air-conditioning system.
Our car is a very early Series II example being first registered in October 1973 to a lady in Monmouth. The original bill of sale from Mann Egerton & Co. of Cheltenham confirms that the car was supplied with “electronically operated windows. a Radiomobile 1095T radio and wing mounted aerial”. Withy delivery and number plates. a total price of £3908. 31. Mann Egerton continued to maintain the car thereafter with the original Passport to Service documenting 6 services to July 1978 (13. 06 miles). For the next 13 years. the car was serviced by a variety of local garages (a further 5 stamps) during which time the ownership was transferred from our lady keeper to her brother in Ross-On –Wye. From April 1991 onwards. this gentleman used a specialist garage in the same town. Gardner Butcher Garages. who subsequently maintained the car for the next 17 years. The Passport is stamped-up to 1994 but thereafter the paper trial continues on a computerised print-out with no less than 29 visits for service work and maintenance! Significant recent work included new sills in 2005.
The paper-trail stops in March 2008 at 59. 69 miles. Just after this (July 2008). the car was sold to its third registered keeper. a gentleman in Ludlow. and shortly thereafter. put away into dry storage. For the next 5 years the car slumbered before seeing the light of day once more just 2 months ago. Since acquiring the car. we have undertaken a full service and MOT as well as some minor detailing. The photographs speak for themselves. Both bodywork and paint-work are quite astonishing with excellent chrome. Inside the original Cinnamon trim has cleaned-up well with excellent original carpets. head-lining and door cards. The only cosmetic job that is still “to do” is the rear parcel shelf where sun damage has caused some deterioration to the shelf lining.
On the road. the car is sublime. Smooth. powerful and exceedingly quiet. the car effortlessly climbs hills like no other car from this era. I was also impressed by the road-holding and handling. It is very easy to forget that you are piloting a 40-year old saloon. It genuinely feels far younger with echoes of a luxury saloon built in Munich rather than the Midlands!
The car comes with comprehensive service history from the original bill of sale in 1973 up to date. a fresh MOT Certificate to April 2014. an original Sales Brochure. an original Handbook and brown wallet. a Sales and Service Booklet. sundry bills from Mann Egerton. a maintenance guide and contemporary road-test report.
A time-warp example with fabulous provenance looking to start a new chapter.
Viewings are welcome. Please call 01985 841104 or 07968 005037.
Cash please upon collection within 3 days of the sale completing.
Also published at eBay.co.uk
Want to buy this car?
Comments and questions to the seller:
Other classic Jaguar cars offered via internet auctions:
price: £6,200.00Jaguar Mk2 - 2.4 Saloon - 1968 Beautiful Condition
price: £20,100.001959 JAGUAR XK 150 FHC
price: £4,950.001960 Jaguar Mk9 Project Classic Car
price: £195,000.00Jaguar 'E' TYPE S1 FHC
|1967 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe | eBay||21||$10,100.00|
|1967 Jaguar Other | eBay||3||$1,500.00|
|1967 Jaguar Other | eBay||5||$1,500.00|
|1967 Jaguar E-Type N/A||12||$168,000.00|
|1968 Jaguar XK||12||$29,500.00|
|1970 Jaguar XK||12||$16,750.00|
|1963 Jaguar E-Type||7||$US $35,700.00|
|1966 Jaguar Other||12||$65,000.00|
|1974 Jaguar E-Type V-12 A/C 27K Miles Numbers Matching!||10||$80,000.00|
|1967 Jaguar E-Type||11||$149,900.00|
|1956 Jaguar XK 140||21||$US $69,000.00|
|1971 Jaguar E-Type 1owner,#'smatch,no rust,project runs,Rare Blue||21||$US $12,400.00|
|1967 Jaguar E-Type||12||$149,995.00|
|1962 Jaguar E-Type||12||$US $25,100.00|
|1968 Jaguar E-Type||12||$US $38,200.00|
|1988 Jaguar XJS||12||$5,000.00|
|1966 Jaguar E-Type||21||$US $29,100.00|
|1962 Jaguar E-Type||21||$38,000.00|
|1966 Jaguar Other Custom||12||$65,000.00|
|Jaguar: XJ6 coupe||13||$11,100.00|