1986 Jaguar XJ6 Series III 4.2 Sedan

Specifications
Stock: J86-300
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: 4.2 Liter, 6 cylinder, fuel injection
Transmission: 4-speed Automatic
Suspension: Independent Front / Rear
Color exterior: British Racing Green
Color interior: Biscuit
Features: Jaguar AM-FM-Casette Stereo System
Options: A/C, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power Door Locks
Mileage: 20,819
Wheels: Factory Alloy
Tires: Pirelli P5 Cinturato 215/70/15
Vin #: SAJAV1346GC452300
Engine #: 8L209182-S
Description

This exceptionally preserved British Racing Green over Biscuit XJ6 is a fine original example with low mileage, and a 1 owner / 1 family car showing as new inside and out. Purchased new in 1986 by an insurance executive and avid car collector, the XJ6 was stored in a climate-controlled garage and driven sparingly. The 4.2-liter 6-cylinder has been used gently, runs strong, and is matched with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The sedan’s Connolly leather hides still exude a rich aroma, while the complimenting seats appear free of any wear and look just like new; the sedan retains its original Pirelli P5s tires, and the factory floor mats and carpeted trunk floor have been covered since new; the car’s tool kit has never been removed, and is in as-new condition. The XJ6’s original coat of paint is vibrant and shows no rust, body work, dings or dents. In recent years, the headliner was replaced by master trimmers and the car was regularly serviced, keeping it current and hassle-free. This sedan will make a great choice for the Jaguar collector looking for a truly original XJ6 example, worthy of your favorite drive, or as a formidable Concours contender.



History

In late 1979 the XJ was face lifted again, and was known as the "Series III."Using the long-wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina. Externally, the most obvious changes over the SII were the thicker and more incorporated rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass without a separate 1/4 light, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline with shallower glass area. There were three engine variants, including the 5.3L V12, the 4.2L straight 6 and 3.4L straight 6. The larger 6-cylinder, and V12 models incorporated Bosch fuel injection (made under license by Lucas) while the smaller 6-cylinder was carbureted. The smaller 3.4L 6-cylinder engine was not offered in the U.S. The short-wheelbase saloon and coupé had been dropped during the final years of the Series II XJ. The introduction of the Series III model also saw the option of a sunroof and cruise control for the first time on an XJ model.