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Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 1973


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Early Jaguar XJs are enjoying a surge in popularity, but if you want the best then it has to be a Series 1.

Straight from the 1968 launch of Sir William Lyons's final masterpiece, it was recognised as the best car in the world.

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 mould 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.

Using special low profile Dunlop radials, you can even argue that the XJ6 was the last true ‘all new' model from Jaguar - if you overlook the fact that the well evolved XK engine was by then 20 years old, and the suspension set-up had been refined through its bulky predecessor, the Mk X/420G. That's stuff to debate down the pub¦ what isn't in question is that 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!

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • Chassis #: AIL30395BW
  • Engine 7L641595
  • In Immaculate Order Throughout
  • 6 long term owners from new.
  • Runs and drives beautifully
  • We can hardly find these cars anymore today, let alone one in this condition.
  • This vehicle is a very nice series one Jag fully restored in 2005, bare metal paint job and overhauled motor. Done approx 30,000 k since then. All nuts bolts washers zink treated when repainting. Can be seen in photos. Interior original and in good shape with new carpet imported from UK when the refurbishment was done. The fourth Owner, did the restoration over a three year period. All receipts available.
  • The fifth owner spent $6500 on the motor in 2013 and previous owner to us spent $4000 in his 3 1/2 years ownership on other needs like new motor mounts, suspension bushes, steering bushes, electronic ignition etc.
  • Garaged all its life there is not a spot of rust anywhere ,doesn't use oil, doesn't drop oil. 

Fact remains that these Jaguars were noted for their grace, pace and space and there is a reason why Jaguar has stuck with the XJ nomenclature for its finest saloon 40 years on: rarely can a car have been so ahead of its class as the XJ was with the Series I. And for those still beguiled by the cat, it is satisfying to see moderns once more worthy of the Jaguar XJ badge.

For years they were bought by retired gents who had them when new. Now they are gaining a real following among younger buyers and just as recent XJ's have revived, so has interest in early cars.

They are the perfect classic: characterful yet civilised to drive. No doubt – the Series 1 is the purist's choice.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

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.

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: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.