- Imported new into France
- Rare 3.4 litre version
- Fitted with a manual gearbox with overdrive
In the mid-nineteen-sixties, the range of medium sized Jaguar saloons included 4 models. In 1968, Jaguar made a clean sweep by introducing the XJ6. Its style broke with the traditional curves and displayed tauter, more angular lines. The car, which was soon to be hailed as the best saloon car in the world, was immediately recognized as a major milestone in automobile development. The car was powered by the twin-cam straight six XK engine, a 4.2 litre and a new size, 2.8 litre. Buyers could choose a manual gearbox with optional overdrive or a Borg Warner automatic box. In 1973, the Series 1 was replaced by the S2, recognizable by its raised front bumper, to comply with American regulations, and consequent upper and lower radiator grilles, as well as a new dashboard. The problematic 2.8 litre engine was replaced by a new 3.4 litre unit (not derived from previous generations of the 3.4 engine).
The model we are presenting is a rare 3.4 litre XJ6 registered new in France. Only 1486 LHD XJ6 S2 cars were built. This one was delivered new in Paris, was first registered on 6th November 1975 and still carries the original registration 451 ASA 75. Her current Parisian owner bought her in November 1981. The car was regularly maintained, mostly by the Wilson concessionaire in Levallois-Perret. The owner, who was very much attached to his Jaguar, wanted to keep her for the weddings of his children and refused to part with her. In the mid-nineties he had her laid up in the well-known Bertrand Eblé garage in the 7th arrondissement. When we found the car in the basement of the garage, examination showed that dry storage had left her in broadly sound, original condition. She has the most desirable specification of a manual gearbox with overdrive and comes with a full file of invoices going back to 1979. The structure is sound and the bodywork is well conserved except for the rear wheel arches which need a modest amount of work. The interior has a nice patina and the Eblé garage will give the mechanics a basic check-over and road test her before the sale. The buyer will need to have more substantial servicing work undertaken before going on any long runs.
This car will be sold by auction by AGUTTES Auction House, in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on June the 23th, 2019.
The digital catalog will be available soon on our website
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