"Launched in 1968 the Jaguar XJ designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since; the original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. 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; externally, the most obvious changes over the Series II 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 and a grille with only vertical vanes. In 1983, revisions and changes were made across the Series III model range for the 1984 model, with the Sovereign name being transferred from Daimler to a new top specification Jaguar model, the 'Jaguar Sovereign'.
Originally registered on 1st April 1984 this flagship V12 Sovereign, offered as part of the Hertford collection, is presented in Masons Black coachwork with contrasting Doeskin leather trim. These silky smooth saloons are effortless to drive, with seats akin to your favourite armchair, an engine that gently purrs and electric windows, power steering and air conditioning as standard. An iconic Jaguar, these models are one of the most recognisable cars that came through the gates at Browns Lane and it is easy to see why these well-appointed cars were so popular with the establishment and company directors alike. Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, these Jaguar Series III’s are becoming increasingly rare and difficult to find.