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1973 Jaguar XJ6

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Seller Username jaguarman1
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? Yes
Make Jaguar
Model XJ6
Year 1973
Mileage (kms) ~89k-miles Shown
Vin Number 1L 68998
Motor 4.2-liter inline-six
Transmission Four-Speed Automatic Transmission
Exterior Color Gray metalllic Paint
Interior Color Biscuit leather interior
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Bid to $3,500

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Description

This 1973 Jaguar XJ6, VIN 1L 68998, presents a unique blend of history and restoration. Originally built in August 1972, this right-hand drive (RHD) XJ6 is rumored to have been imported for the Queen's 1974 tour of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as noted in the appraisal report, though this remains unconfirmed. The car underwent a comprehensive frame-off restoration, using parts from a Series 2 Daimler, resulting in the front end being Daimler Sovereign.

For US bidders, this XJ6 is is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. It can also be imported duty-free as it was sold new in the USA. For more information on transport in Canda/USA and Import, please visit our Transport/Import page here

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The interior retains its original Biscuit leather upholstery, complemented by matching carpets and a black dashboard. Wood trim accents the dashboard and locking glove box door. Interior amenities include automatic climate control, power windows, a rear window defogger, an analog clock, carpeted floor mats, and an AM/FM stereo. A two-spoke steering wheel fronts a 140-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 5k-rpm redline. Additional instrumentation on the dashboard includes a clock and gauges displaying voltage, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows approximately 89k miles, with around 4,000 miles added during current ownership.

The car was originally finished in Ascot Fawn but has been repainted in dark grey metallic under previous ownership. Exterior features include dual fuel fillers, quad headlights, bright trim, and chrome bumpers with overriders. The body showcases a combination of Jaguar and Daimler parts, including the front fenders, inner fenders, and hood from a Daimler Sovereign 4.2. Factory 15″ Kent wheels wear FR710 tires, and braking is handled by power-assisted four-wheel discs with inboard rear rotors. The seller has provided pictures of the rear brake pad depth, as these are difficult to replace.

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The combination of an S2 Daimler Sovereign with an S1 Jaguar XJ6, details in the appraisal report. Replacement of the transmission with a Series 3 XJ6 unit due to difficulty finding parts for the Daimler unit. Removal of the auto choke (Automatic Enrichment Device or AED), which is included in the sale and can be reconditioned and reinstalled at the buyer's discretion. Mechanical issues include a non-functional horn and a faulty fuel level sender. Cosmetic flaws include rock chips on the lower skirts, a small crack in the paintwork, a small rust spot on the driver side skirt, a small crack on the passenger side windshield, and some wear on the carpet and headliner. The chrome bumpers have small scratches and rock chips.
 

Under the current ownership, significant maintenance has been performed, including:

- Replacement of the gearbox with a Series 3 Jaguar XJ6 unit.
- Installation of new fuel pumps and a new gear reduction starter.
- Repaint of faded areas.
- Front end suspension rebuild with new ball joints and tie rods.
- Oil change in March 2024 using Liqui Moly 20W50.
- Front suspension rebuild and wheel alignment to ensure reliability.

 

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The 4.2-liter inline-six engine features twin carburetors and a dual exhaust system. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain was serviced but not rebuilt during the restoration, as it was in proper working condition. Additional underside photos are viewable in the gallery below. Jaguar XJ6, with its unique blend of Jaguar and Daimler parts and a well-documented restoration history, is ready for a new owner to appreciate its classic elegance and reliable performance.

 

 

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High bidder: yyc2yeg
Total bids: 2