Thu, 23rd Feb 2017 13:15

Donington Park

  Lot 27

1972 Jaguar XJ6

Estimated at £6,000 - £9,000

Lot details
Registration No: AKG980L
Chassis No: 1G12790DN
Mot Expiry: Dec 2017

- Two owners from new

- Upgraded with 4.2-litre engine and manual o/drive gearbox

- Offered with extensive history including MOTs, service book and schedules, Jaguar correspondence, invoices, original tool kit, etc.

We are indebted to the vendor for the following description:

"Originally purchased from Lex Mead Cardiff on 11th July 1972 as a 2.8 manual complete with the following extras: heated rear window, Sundym Glass, Inertia seat belts and Endrust treatment. It was bought for the princely sum of £2,853.94.

The car has had 2 former keepers. Original ownership was from 1972 to 2000. The second owner had the car from 2000 until earlier this year. All the MOT's, original service books, service schedules, fabulous Jaguar correspondence and every invoice/receipt are supplied with the car. On reading the details it appears, as was common with 2.8 units that the original engine failed. Jaguar replaced the engine and it failed again so in 1986 when the car had done just under 40,000 miles Jaguar replaced the engine once and for all with a brand new 4.2 unit. The brakes were upgraded to 4.2 format complete with paperwork supporting the upgrade.

The car has been kept in a heated garage for most of its life and hence its condition. The current owner has carried out additional work after procuring the car earlier this year. The paint was flattened back and any remedial repairs undertaken, the bodywork was deemed to be in excellent so repairs were minimal. The respray was executed using the correct original specification Warwick Grey paint and the wheels refurbished in the appropriate colour. The interior has been leather restored however there remains a small split in the driver door handle which could easily be repaired. The vendor states that all the work was carried out professionally to a very high standard.

The engine has only done 17,000 miles since it was fitted and deemed excellent by the vendor. The carburettors have been stripped and cleaned along with the fuel lines and tanks, the two fuel pumps and filters have been replaced for new items. The water pump was replaced, new hoses fitted where required and the radiator flushed, the car has also received black 'waxoyle' treatment to the underside. The steering rack was replaced with a brand new genuine Jaguar unit as too was the front cross member. We refurbished the exhaust system which is 'twin stainless' apart from the down. The car still also contains the original Jaguar Tool Kit.

The car has just been MOT'd, said by the vendor to run and drive superbly. There are very few faults, the boot floor cover is original but has some wear marks and the tacho is a little temperamental. This car is extremely rare as it is a 4.2 MOD, with a low warranted mileage on a 17,000 mile from new engine with every bit of paperwork. Described by the vendor as a genuinely fabulous car."

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