1985 Jaguar Sovereign XJ6 - today's tempter

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Quick luxo Brit with manual

This may be sticking our necks out, but if you were to nominate a list of the greatest sedans of the 20th century, we reckon the XJ6 would deserve a fairly prominent place.

The elegant-looking design launched at the 1968 Eart’s Court Motor Show and was borderline revolutionary for its time. That was thanks largely to very good performance from the standard 4.2lt XK straight six powerplant, a very high degree of comfort from the interior and compliant suspension, plus exceptional handling for a car of that type.

This example is a Series III, by which time they were a well-developed creature with fuel injection. What makes it particularly unusual is the five-speed manual transmission, which the owner believes makes it one of six built.

Located at Leeton in NSW, it’s on the market for $35,000.

See our Jaguar Series I-III buyer guide


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