The Jaguar XJ6 was the long awaited replacement for both the Mark X and S-Type Saloons of the 1960’s. The XJ had an all-new body that utilized the legendary XK engine initially in either 2.8 or 4.2 liter form. Independent rear suspension was essentially the same design as the previous sedans and E-Type, but adapted for the new body of the XJ. The XJ debuted in 1968 and was produced in three different series through 1992. Notable differences for the series 2 included the addition of the 5.3L V12 from the E-Type getting stuffed into the body shell, making it a true flagship luxury sedan. The Series III appeared in 1979 with a significant facelift that was tweaked by the masters at Pininfarina. New, larger bumpers were fitted to satisfy American regulations, and extensive mechanical upgrades were made. The standard engine remained the 4.2L inline six (for export markets) with the silky-smooth V12 carrying on, now fitted with Bosch fuel injection, a very welcome improvement over the previous Stromberg carburetors. The Series III XJ6 proved very popular for Jaguar and was a mainstay of their production throughout the 80’s and 90’s.
This 1987 XJ12 Vanden Plas is in excellent original con
left-hand-drive 1987 jaguar xj12 vanden plas saloon black alloy-wheels air-con restored sunroof v12 vanden-plas british xj
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