Jaguar XJ6 up for grabs - Thursday time-warp

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Not the cheapest Jag we’ve seen, but could end up being value

Jaguar XJ6 up for grabs - Thursday time-warp
Good clean XJ6s are getting thin on the ground.

Comfortable and composed to the point of being revolutionary in their day, early Jaguar XJ6s proved remarkably popular in this country – though rust and time has probably done away with the majority of the local fleet.

The asking price on this example, $22,000, is right up there. However it looks to be claiming just 79,000km and exceptional condition. If it checked out, it may still be cheaper than buying a cheap one and forking out for the inevitable repairs.

Lots of good buying-used indicators are there: all the books, servicing records, it comes with a roadworthy certificate and the owner claims to have pulled out the windscreens to check for and deal with any rust. It also has the 4.2 litre six – the pick of the powerplants.

One thing that did get our attention was the wire wheels - a nice touch.

Launched in 1968, variants of the theme (albeit much-modified by the end) were built for nearly 30 years.

You can see this one here.

More XJ6s here.

See our buyers guide.

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