Seller's notes: Running project car. Original engine and drivetrain. Some rust in floorpans. Body is straight. Needs respray. Interior needs new carpets. Headliner sags. Front buckets from Series III. Interior is a mix of original Series II red and Series III red parts. Chrome is OK. Typical Lucas electrical issues, like high beams that won't come on, burned out bulbs, gauges that die intermittently, and a horn that doesn't work. No spare. Car is complete. Sale type: Fixed price listing
This is a survivor 1976 XJ6C. Not many made. and even fewer remain. It is original. to my knowledge. I acquired it a year or so ago. with the intent to restore it. but need to let it go. It was titled in MA. but wears a CA AAA club sticker. I think it was originally a California car. I really don't know any history on the car otherwise. It was sold to me by a Jaguar mechanic in the Boston area. I can provide contact info as needed. The car is silver. with a red interior. It has been repainted. The vinyl top has been removed. and repainted to match the car. The body has paint chips. a few door and body dings. and some rough edges where the front and rear windsheilds meet the body. It has been repainted at some point. and really needs a repaint to get the body back to 100%. I do not know of any rust in the doors or body panels. but have not really taken the car apart to look. The floorpans have rust spots in them. Each side has been repaired at some point. but need to be replaced. The passenger side floorpan appear to have been repaired in the front passenger area. and replaced in the rear passenger area. The driver side floorpan has had a metal plate placed under the pedal area to mount the gas pedal. and both the front and rear driver side floorboards have been repaired similar to the front passenger side. It looks like some sort of black sealant or epoxy has been applied to the existing floorboards to waterproof them. I have included pictures of each area. In the driver side rear floorboard picture can be seen a rust hole between the outboard driver's side seat runner and the shoulder belt mounting bolt. I suspect there are other areas. but have not really looked. I intended to replace both floorboards. and have purchased replacement floorboards for the car. I have included a picture of the replacement floorboards. and the Jaguar OEM accelerator pedal mounting bracket I bought to put on the driver's side floorboard to locate the pedal when the floorboards were replaced. I also included a shot of the shop manual. parts catalog. and a Haynes manual for the Series II XJ I got with the car. These books will be included with the car. The interior has the original Series II red leather back seat and panels. and the majority of the interior is original to the car. The front seats are Series III leather. The interior door handles and kick panels are from the same Series III car. They are of a different shade of red than the original. and show a subtle color difference. I wasn't sure which shade I was going with when I planned to redo the interior. The leather is cracked. and needs repairing or replacing. The headliner is intact. but sags. The visors need to be redone. The carpet is the original red. with newer mats. but needs to be replaced. The glass is all good. The power windows all work. The dash has some aging of the wood. with cracking of the clearcoat. but is in good shape. The gauges all work. but sometimes will clip out. I think this is a Lucas electrical issue. Likewise the highbeams. which don't want to work. The PO replaced the horn switch with an aftermarket part. I do not use the horn. and disabled it. The radio is a later 4 speaker cassette unit. and works. The climate control and AC work. The right front turn signal lamp is out. Otherwise all the lights work. The engine is the straight 6 DOHC 4. 2L with twin Strombergs. It runs fine. but does have some run-on after the ignition is turned off. probably from carbon build-up. I have been putting fuel treatment in the tanks to try to get the deposits off the pistons and valves. The gas tanks are OK. and the fuel pumps and transfer switch work. The transmission shifts as it should. if a bit rough. and the brakes stop as they should. I do drive the car at highway speeds for prolonged periods during my commutes with no problems whatsoever. It is not a daily driver. more an occasional car. but I try to drive it as often as I can. because it is an easy car to drive. The suspension has that silky Jaguar independent suspension ride. It sits low. and just kind of hunkers down in the turns. The car is substantial. and drives that way. I do not know of any problems with the suspension. This car is a great candidate for a full restoration. It can be driven and enjoyed as it is. and restored as the owner wishes. It can be a template for a restomod. It gets looks now. and could be a show stopper with the silver exterior and red interior finished out. This would be a great winter project for the right owner. I have tried to describe the vehicle as honestly as possible. Prospective buyers are encouraged to ask questions before they bid. I will answer them as honestly as I can. The car is sold as is. with no warranty. Pickup or shipping is the buyer's responsibility. I will work with the buyer regarding transport. Please do not bid on the car if you do not intend to buy it. Winning bidder is required to post a nonrefundable $500. 00 deposit to PayPal within 24 hrs of auction close. and to pay the balance of the sale price by cash or Cashiers Check from a US bank within 5 business days after auction close. Thank you for looking. and happy bidding.
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