1972 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 4.2 Sedan
|Performance:||6 cylinder, 4.2 L, 258.4 cu in., DOHC, Stromberg carbs|
|Transmission:||Borg Warner BW 12 3 speed automatic|
|Wheels:||Chrome wheels with Chrome hubcaps|
|Tires:||Dunlop Signature Series|
|Engine #:||7L 49572 S|
MAY 2022 UPDATE: Our team is currently in the process of elevating this XJ6 Sedan to that of a high-end driver level. We will be rebuilding the engine and detailing the engine bay, refreshing the upholstery, and making a number of other aesthetic improvements to the car. Stay tuned to this page for updates to this XJ6!
This Jaguar XJ6 is a 2-owner from new example, with a documented history of ownership. To preserve the originality and patina of this XJ6 sedan, Classic Showcase has scheduled a full cleanup with very light restoration work and improvements; in addition, we will perform a full service to all of the car’s mechanical systems, as well as a full detail under the bonnet, undercarriage, and trunk area. We will also pay attention and address any other issues our team discovers while evaluating the car, in order to take this XJ6 to the next level.
The car has been a recent recipient of extensive mechanical work and has received a number of new parts additions including: new fuel pumps, lines, tanks, and a distributor with built-in electronic ignition. The sedan has also received a new set of shocks, a rebuilt brake master cylinder, steering rack, and the floors have been entirely replaced. The car includes its original owner's manuals, operating brochures, as well as an extra set of keys.
This is the first variant (Series 1) of the XJ6 produced from 1968 to the present time. Listed in the September 06 issue of Automobile Magazine as one of the 25 most beautiful cars ever! In 1968, the XJ was the designation given to a series of elegant flagship, full-size luxury saloons which were also the last Jaguars to have the design direction of company founder Sir William Lyons. Interestingly a year later, upscale Daimler versions were also offered called the Sovereign. Power came from a DOHC 4.2 L straight six. It also featured power steering, leather upholstery and optional air conditioning. The XJ also broke new ground mechanically for saloons with its rear independent suspension and Jaguar's first foray into rack-and-pinion steering. The first 'Mark' was introduced in 1968 and continued until 1992. During this time there were three series, Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3. From 1968 through 1973, Jaguar produced 82,126 examples of the XJ Series I. Additionally, the XJ inherited from the Mark X the twin fuel tanks positioned on each side of the boot, or trunk as we call it, and filled using two separate filler caps. This car features the optional air conditioning, four wheel disc brakes and boasts a top speed of 120 MPH.