– highly original Jaguar XJ 6 Series I
– only three owners from new, the 2nd kept this car for over 25 years in his private museum
– underbody sealing in place, car reportedly rust-free
– expertly brought back into running order in 2016, over € 13,000 spent
– since then, the car has travelled some 3,000 trouble-free kilometres
– rare 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive
– beautiful colour combination of dark blue paint and beige leather interior
– power windows, air conditioning, radio on board
– recent Classic Data appraisal states a replacement value of € 27,500 (condition: 2; 2016)
– comes with comprehensive document files
– German registration documents, valid technical approval until 05/2018 and historic plates
– certainly one of the nicest Series I XJs on offer
The XJ may be regarded as Sir William Lyons’ masterpiece. It was the last car the co-founder of the Jaguar company designed, and what he had created in 1968 turned out to be perennial: The luxury sedan was built over 24 years with only minor modifications regarding the bodywork.
The XJ effectively replaced not only the S series, but the 420 and Mk II along with it, becoming the sole Jaguar saloon and one of the best known British motorcars. At first, only the XJ6 was available, but in 1972, a 12-cylinder version was added, the XJ12, at that time the world’s only mass-produced 12-cylinder sedan.
The first major facelift for the 1974 model year brought raised front bumpers and, consequently, a flatter radiator grille which made the XJ appear even more slender and elegant.
In 1979 the XJ was facelifted once more, incorporating a mild redesign by Pininfarina while largely retaining Sir Lyons’ original lines. Over the whole production span, around 318,000 XJ6 and XJ12 were produced.
One of the pecularities of the XJ is that it is equipped with two separate fuel tanks positioned on each side of the boot, each with its own chrome filler cap and a changeover switch on the dash.