2011 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction
Lot
11

1977 Jaguar XJ6 Series II Saloon

$3,750

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-Line 6-cylinder,4235cc
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Sedan
Colour White
Interior Blue
Trim Velour
Wheels Steel Disc
Brakes Disc

Description

This lot is no longer available

Originally launched in 1968, the Jaguar XJ6 continued Coventry's tradition of offering graceful styling - the car has been hailed as one of the most beautiful saloons ever made - with superb ride, handling and refinement. In September 1973 the original XJ6 was updated to become the Series 2, with a number of detail changes taking place to the dashboard, bumpers and grille. Mechanical changes were few - ventilated front disc brakes and a revised master cylinder improved braking and the automatic transmission was replaced by a lighter Borg Warner Model 65 unit. Other changes included a new climate control system and fibre optic illumination for the switchgear. In 1975 the longer wheelbase platform became standard, ensuring plenty of legroom for rear seat passengers and - in an era when plastics increasingly predominated interior architecture - the XJ retained the old world atmosphere of fine leather and rich timber veneers. Pre-dating the days of electronics, the XJ6 Series 2 is one of the last classic Jaguar saloons an owner can easily work on and the tough XK engine will give years of reliable service. The Series 2 XJ6 combines the classic styling of the original model, with chrome bumpers and hubcaps, with a number of useful improvements.

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