"The first XJ was launched in 1968; a designation which has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since and was also 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 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 Series II were the thicker, rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass, a grille with only vertical vanes, reverse lights moved from the boot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area. The introduction of the Series III model also saw the option of a sunroof and cruise control for the first time on any XJ models.
This stunning 4.2 litre, XJ6 is presented in metallic silver with a full leather trim, both an optional extra when new. This cars specification from new is, unusually, nearer to Sovereign levels and coupled to the metallic paint and leather trim the extras included air conditioning, Pepperpot alloy wheels and an automatic gearbox, all of which are very costly options. Originally registered on 1st January 1983 to B.D Cook & Partners of London, the quality of this car has to be seen to be appreciated, the engine bay presents as new, the interior is stunning and the coachwork and underside is certainly show quality thus viewing is highly recommended for any Jaguar enthusiast. Having covered just 31,180 miles from new, this car is offered with the full book pack including stamped service booklet, Heritage Certificate and MoT test certificates dating back to 1990, these are coupled to invoices and a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2020. This Jaguar enthusiast club-owned example is sure to be popular and would grace any 'big cat' collection.