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Sold 1981 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3

1981 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3




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 grill 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.


  • This ONE OWNER, NZ NEW automatic 1981 Jaguar XJ6 series III fitted with 4.2 litre engine has only covered 125974 kms from new.
  • This XJ6 is finished in bronze with beautiful, factory original leather upholstery in excellent condition. The wood is beautiful. The hood lining is perfect. Original carpets are excellent. Everything works - power windows / mirrors / central locking.
  • Laser straight, rust free body with stunning paintwork - all the door / bonnet shuts are perfect.
  • Beautiful wheels in perfect condition - very good tires with heaps of thread.
  • Engine bay clean and tidy - so is undercarriage.
  • Starts without any hiccups - runs and drives beautifully.
  • Well maintained and serviced by John Finlay Motors (Jaguar specialists in Christchurch)
  • Comes with factory jack, spare wheel and manuals.
  • All matching numbers  - One of the best we've ever had!

Few saloons oozed ultra-cool style as the Jaguar XJ does. Long and slender, with liquid lines yawning from the limpid headlamps back to an elegantly tapered tail, they slither down the road like something from a naughty dream.

Sure to attract admiring attention wherever she goes, this represents an excellent opportunity to enter the classic car market with a first rate example at an affordable price.

Car will be sold WOF'd and registered if sold in New Zealand.


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At Waimak Classic Cars, our principal interest is to ensure the preservation of classic and vintage vehicles. Please remember that our vehicles are many years old, often with further previous owners. Many have been bought by us recently. We cannot know exactly what repairs or maintenance has been done although we do our best to obtain log books and copies of invoices of work done, when, and by whom.

Our descriptions are based on our own observations and knowledge and we look for the best examples we can find. Indicated mileages are based on the records showing with NZTA and / or the vehicle’s odometer reading. Because of the age of the vehicle, this can never be guaranteed. Our inspections are generally non-invasive. Our description is based on a visual inspection and on information supplied to us by third parties.

Any sale is on the condition that the purchaser relies on his/her own judgment and does not rely on our skill or judgment or on any representation made by us. This applies even if the Buyer has not inspected the vehicle before purchase. We strongly recommend that you have the vehicle inspected by an independent assessor qualified to comment on the particular vehicle’s condition. If you are unable to organise this, then this can be organised on your behalf, at your cost.

We are proud of our reputation. However, no older vehicle can be expected to be as reliable as a new one and so all our vehicles are sold on an as is where is basis. Mechanical breakdowns, electronic failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs are part and parcel of the ownership of classic and vintage vehicles. Reliability is a combination of the particular vehicle, how it has been driven and maintained, and luck.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: As Waimak Classic Cars is NOT a car yard dealer type of operation, we do not operate through fixed opening hours. Viewing is therefore STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and A FEW DAYS NOTICE is always appreciated, as it is seldom possible for us to accommodate viewing on the same day of inquiry