1973 Jaguar XJ6 Series One 4.2Ltr M/O
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The XJ6 marked a new start for Jaguar and for years this landmark car has been in the doldrums.
But word is now out; the earliest of the breed is a great car that’s becoming increasingly collectible.
Good enough to be crowned Car of the Year in 1969, the XJ6 marked the start of a new era for Jaguar when it arrived in October 1968 to replace the S-type, 420, 420G and 240/340. While this one-model policy could have decimated Jaguar’s sales, it did the opposite, the new car instantly making its predecessors look dated. While those previous cars from Jaguar were hardly lacking in luxury, refinement or comfort, this new model raised the bar to a level that most rivals never really matched.
Forty years on and arguably the XJ6 was the last true world-beating saloon to roll out of Browns Lane. When it finally surfaced in 1968 it broke the mold for prestige saloons, not just matching its class peers but redefining the sector altogether – a feat even the latest all aluminum XJ and the excellent XF have failed to copy.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Exceptionally Rare in Manual / Overdrive (we believe circa 300 were built in 4.2ltr), this XJ6 is a dream drive and that sense of occasion is as strong now as it was back in ‘68.
- NZ NEW - One Family Owned all its life.
- Matching Numbers Car
- Factory Original Interior in Mint Condition for Age.
- Body and paint in Excellent Order. Car has recently been repainted by us. It was factory original when we got it down to the paint but factory paint was tired. Hence why it got a repaint.
- Recent Engine work and other servicing / maintenance including carburetor overhaul, exhaust, replaced all perishables etc.
- New Tires
- Original Papers, Heritage Certificate etc
- Original Jack, tools etc come with car.
If you can find a good Series 1 you’ll be rewarded with one of the most relaxing driving experiences available anywhere.
Nowhere is the old adage of Grace, Space and Pace more applicable than here; all three are offered in abundance.
Prices are climbing sharply for the few really good cars left, (and this one's a manual) but it’s the usual story; digging deep for one of these (if you can find one) will invariably cost rather less in the long term than by buying a project and reviving it properly.
The harsh reality is that you’ll spend more restoring an XJ than an equivalent-condition E-Type, yet the finished item will be worth far less – which is one reason why most people take the E-Type route. Problem is, those aren’t much good for family motoring – whereas the XJ is more comfortable than anything else at just about any price.
The XJ is still an amazingly modern and competent luxury sports saloon that – when compared to Mk1/Mk2s–represents astonishing value for money. Just like it did back in 1968!
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
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