Immaculate Jaguar XJ6 -2 Owners-38000 miles
Sale price: £11,450.00 make an offer
Last update: 28.11.2013
Car location: Leicester, United KingdomSeller's notes: All original ,2 owner from new ,38000 miles , interesting history with Royal connection,immaculate survivor ,non restored -Beautiful cosmetically and mechanically.
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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Immaculate Jaguar XJ6 -2 Owners-38000 miles for sale
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Just 38. 00 miles from new.
Owned from new by a Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire until 1994 during which time it was used in his official capacities to convey members of the Royal family including Prince Charles. Princess Ann and the Duke of Edinburgh.
One elderly private owner since who covered less than 5. 00 miles in almost 20 years.
Totally original retaining factory fitted panels and glass.
Always garaged. practically unused and kept under covers in dry storage for the last 10 years.
Just fully re-commissioned for use by our Jaguar specialist with service and new MOT.
VERY ORIGINAL. VERY CORRECT. ULTIMATE PROVENANCE AND JUST GORGEOUS!
Enhancements fitted pre delivery were not the usual factory options that were generally available and required an individual and rare factory order.
These were an electric sliding steel sunshine roof. in addition to the vinyl roof that was a factory option. chrome bonnet trim with correct matching leaping cat mascot and swage lines along entire length of body sides (usually only available on the more luxurious Vanden Plas and Daimler Double Six models) the unique style Daimler doors cards with black top section and an almost unheard of in the early seventies cruise control (untested).
Also ordered and supplied prior to delivery were gold coach lines. which in 1975 were not stick on vinyl but would have been hand painted by a sign writer. Almost forty years later the majority of theses hand painted coach lines remain with the car .
The first owner. managing Director of a textile mill. first registered the Jaguar in his company name. Although despite being registered in the company name the car was not in fact very often used for Company business but more civil duties. The car was cherished and cared for with a passion. When he retired in 1982 and became High Sheriff of West Yorkshire. he car was transferred into the owners private name and address.
The owner now retired from business had freed up more time to perform his civil duties and went on from being High Sheriff to become Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
Lord-lieutenants are the monarch's representatives in their lieutenancy. It is their foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown. They are appointed for life. although the customary age of retirement is 75 and the sovereign may remove them
The responsibilities of lord-lieutenants include:
Arranging visits of members of the Royal family and escorting royal visitors;
Presenting medals and awards on behalf of the Sovereign. and advising on Honours nominations;
Participating in civic. voluntary and social activities within the lieutenancy;.
Accomplishing the position of Vice lord-lieutenant is deemed an extremely high honour indeed. The role was unpaid and no official vehicle was provided - it was expected that the Vice lord-lieutenant would provide his own vehicle for escorting Royal visitors. It goes without saying that not just any old car would do and that any such vehicle should be something rather special
The Jag was. and still is for that matter. that special vehicle. Maintained. garaged. cherished. and pampered with a passion it could hold its own with the best of the best when it came to Transporting members of the monarchy. “The Best Car in the World” and British to boot!
Many Royals. dignitaries and VIP's would have been passengers in this car it is known and documented that Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh. Anne The Princess Royal and Prince Charles The Prince of Wales were amongst them.
The second owners tells us that during the first few years of ownership the furthest he ever travelled was on regular Sunday outings to Harrogate during the summer months. a 70 mile round trip. MOT's in the history file up to 2002 with the mileage then at 36. 21 support this. The total number of miles covered whilst in the care of the second owner for almost 20 years was just over 5. 00.
In later years as the owner reached his seventies the car was hardly used at all. in fact from 2003 until its MOT in 2008 (37. 96 miles) it never left the confines of the dry storage in an industrial unit. owned by the second owner. where in was stored covered in dust sheets.
The MOT in June last year records the mileage at 37. 03 and today the genuine mileage is just 37. 04.
Today the car is presented in outstanding original condition it retains original panels and in places its Browns Lane applied paint finish.
XJ6 Series II Jaguars are becoming rare now. They have really come into their own in the last year or so helped by the classic press proclaiming them as the Jaguar XJ6 to have and the one most likely to be a wise investment for the future. Unrestored original cars are rare and exceptionally low mileage examples with low ownership very. very rare indeed.
This car is low mileage. original. just 2 owners. is a unique factory special order and has incredible provenance consequently it will attract worldwide attention and be highly sought after by Jaguar enthusiasts. collectors and investors alike.
A new battery was fitted. There is excellent oil pressure both from cold and at normal running temperature There are no undue noises or smoke. The electric aerial does not seem to function. On the road the car drives like a dream. We absolutely love it The automatic gear box has just been fully overhauled by a gear box specialist and the gears change up and down as they should with a silky smoothness and without noise. The power steering is light and precise. Often with Jaguars that have been little used and stored for a while it's the mechanical items that you cannot see or hear that can cost the money to renew. Both tanks were drained of old fuel. Several gallons of fresh fuel were then replaced. Both tanks are working as they should. . Full engine service including tuning of carbs oil & filter points plugs fuel filters etc.
Wheels. Tyres & Brakes
Original steel wheels and all trims are in superb order . ith just light pitting to one embellisher . All shod with full matching quality tyres with correct load rating.
Since the second owner acquired the Jag almost 20 years ago the only paint rectification carried out. and confirmed by him in writing as such. was to a scrape to the off side doors after a parking incident in Harrogate over 10 years ago which also necessitating in the 2 hand painted coach lines on those doors to being replaced with vinyl. The boot. bonnet and door shuts are in excellent condition. The bright work is in 40 year old excellent original condition. The floors are in fantastic condition and the underside is remarkable
Interior & Equipment
I adore this car but part of a large private collection and not getting used at all . it is so original and correct. It is also a very nice place to be indeed. The front seats have minimal aged creasing and are in superb original condition they are not ripped or worn the leather seat facings have never been re-dyed. The material on the front seat backs remains taught. When we acquired the car the factory bespoke head lining (owing to the sunroof) whilst in good condition had sagged. It was fixable but on a Jaguar of this standard our trimmers recommended a complete new one. The door cards which set the interior off so well with their exclusive black Daimler top sections. centre consul and the rest of the trim are all excellent and unmarked. The Brown velvet pile carpets are in excellent overall condition. There is absolutely no trace of there ever having been any damp in the foot wells and the moulded foam under the carpets is excellent. A period Philips cassette player remains. The steering wheel is unmarked showing none of the common signs of being worn away by rings on fingers or being chipped. The centre consul is unmarked All in all - just fabulous! IN THE BOOT Original black hardura mat in as new condition Black side panels virtually unmarked. We removed them to check for rust behind and found absolutely none. Steel spare wheel with original factory fitted Dunlop tyre. Jack and handle and wheel brace in their original Hardura bag. Original. complete and unused tool roll with all tools even the tyre pressure gauge is still in its factory wrapper.
This is part of a large private collection and never gets used not desperate to sell but nice to see someone enjoy it . For sale elsewhere with a Classic car company . Car is in storage in leicester
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