14th Oct, 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 67

1990 Jaguar Sovereign 4.0

Estimated at £14,000 - £16,000

Lot details

Registration No: G375NUB
Chassis No: SAJJHALD3AA611129
MOT: February 2021

  • One family and 16,000 miles from new
  • Exceptionally original and well preserved (even the spare wheel has its original sticker)
  • Supplied by Armstrong-Massey Ltd of York at a cost of £32,708.12 and retains their key fob, number plates and rear window sticker etc
  • Five services and numerous old MOTs, original book pack

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Excellent'

Engine: 'Excellent'

Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'

Paintwork: 'Excellent'

Transmission: 'Excellent'

Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

Finished in the attractive combination of Jade Green metallic with Parchment leather upholstery, ‘G375 NUB’ has covered a mere 16,000 miles from new. Supplied by Armstrong Massey of York at a cost of £32,708.12 on April 11th 1990, it has only ever been registered to two members of the same family. Pleasingly retaining its original number plates, rear window sticker, purchase invoice and book pack, the latter contains a service book with stamps at 1,089, 5,063, 7,614, 8,634 and 12,900 miles. Quite possibly the best preserved XJ40 we have encountered, ‘G375 NUB’ has aged remarkably little over the past thirty years and indeed would not look out of place in a Jaguar showroom today. The tool kit appears unused and even the factory spare wheel still carries its original serial number sticker. A potential concours contender, ‘G375 NUB’ is worthy of close inspection.

Model Background:

Following numerous delays, the all new XJ6 (or XJ40 to use its code name) was finally launched in October 1986 as a replacement for Jaguar's ageing Series III cars. More evolutionary than revolutionary, it boasted all-round independent suspension, power-assisted rack and pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and generous levels of sound deadening. However, it proved to be a credible alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-series and was well received by the contemporary UK motoring press. The newcomer was initially available with a choice of two variants of the straight-six AJ6 powerplant - the 2.9-litre SOHC unit (a derivative of Jaguar's legendary V12) or the 3.6-litre DOHC engine. The former produced 165bhp and 176lbft of torque and the latter gave 221bhp and 248lbft of torque. Allied to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic 'J-gate' transmission, they allowed purchasers to prioritise performance over economy and vice-versa. By 1989, Jaguar had been bought by Ford who changed the engine offerings to a 3.2-litre DOHC unit or a 4.0-litre DOHC one. They also replaced the often unreliable digital dashboard with conventional analogue instruments. As with previous generations of the XJ6, the most opulent versions carried the Sovereign badge.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th Oct, 2020

Imperial War Museum
CB22 4QR

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Tuesday 13th October 2020 from 10am to 8pm
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