The Jaguar XJ6 was the long awaited replacement for both the Mark X and S-Type Saloons of the 1960’s. The Mark X had been criticized for being too large, and the S-Type had roots that went back to the 1950’s with the Mk1 saloon. The XJ was finally the sedan that Sir William Lyons had envisioned all along. Perfectly sized between the two cars, and had an all-new body that utilized the legendary XK engine in either 2.8 or 4.2 liter form. Independent rear suspension was essentially the same design that first appeared on the Mark X, but adapted for the new, more elegant body. The XJ debuted in 1968 and was produced in three different series through 1992 with a variety of engine options ranging from the destroked 2.8 all the way up to a 5.3 liter V12. The Series III appeared in 1979 with new impact bumpers to satisfy America regulations. The rest of the body was subtly restyled with input from the legendary design firm Pininfarina. The Series III XJ6 proved very popular for Jaguar and was the mainstay for the company through the late 1980’s.
Very good, clean Series III XJs are very difficult to find as they often suffered from neglect and were run into the ground. But this is example co
left-hand-drive 1987 jaguar xj6 saloon blue leather v12 british xj
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