1974 Jaguar XJ6 Long
Wheelbase 4.2 Manual, 9,000 miles from new !
This is a truly stunning un-restored example
which has had the same driver since 1975.
Originally supplied to
Leigh Park Jaguar, Buckinghamshire on 15th November 1974, the car still
wears it's original dealer
windscreen sticker and original number plates ! Registered to it's first owner on the
9th of January
1975, the vehicle was retained by the original owner for one year. The second owner
was an elderly business man who used the car sparingly, employing a chauffeur to drive the car. Upon the
gentleman's passing in 1988 the car was bequeathed to the chauffeur who
has kept the car ever since, using it rarely and storing it carefully. We have a letter from this gentleman confirming that he has been the sole
driver since the car was 12 months old. The letter also confirms that the
mileage is totally genuine - although this is immediately obvious from the
appearance of the car, and the vehicle has only been caught in the rain on
one occasion in all those years ! The car is still wearing it's original
Dunlop tyres dated 1973 with plenty of tread remaining, in fact you can
still see the beading on the rear tyres. The original spare key is still
bolted to the inner wing, just as it left the Jaguar factory. We have
never seen a car this age which is so completely original, exactly as it
left the factory all those years ago.
Recent expenditure in
excess of £4000 to include two new fuel tanks and fuel pumps, new discs
and pads, upper and lower ball joints, track rod ends etc. We have also
replaced the AED unit, spark plugs, coil and HT leads together with a
carburettor overhaul and full fluid service. We have further just
completed a hydraulic overhaul to include new master and slave cylinders
as the seals had perished with age. The car drives exactly as a 9000 mile
car should and is as close to stepping back to 1974 as you can ever hope
to get. The steering is light and precise, the engine, smooth and silent,
pulls like a train, oil pressure and temperature exactly where they ought
Finished in period Fern
Grey with beige hide upholstery and beige carpets, all pretty much as new
and totally original throughout - the car has never had paintwork and still
has remnants of the original
plastic coverings on the kick plates and seat base ! The car does not look
43 years old at all, rather it presents exactly as a 9,000 mile car ought
to. Underneath the
car is really exceptional and has clearly been stored in a damp free
environment - photographs of the underside are on our website. This surely must be the best period XJ in existence and
should probably be in a museum, preserved for future generations - although it does seem a shame not to
drive such a beautiful car. According to "how many left" there
are currently 27 long wheelbase XJ6 4.2 in use on UK roads, how many of
those will be manual ?
This is a total "one off"
which will be impossible to replace, one for the serious collector or
Supplied with original
keys, original owners
manuals, workshop diagrams, letter from the previous owner, buff log book
car will be inspected and prepared by an independent specialist and
supplied with a new MOT with no advisory notices.
All our cars are hand picked, low mileage, low ownership
examples with full service history. We only buy the best.
Part exchange considered. Nationwide delivery
available. Deposits accepted over the telephone.
We are a family business established over 30 years, Rolls
Royce and Bentley specialists. Up to 50 cars stocked, all indoors, viewing
Over 30 full screen images on our website : www.ClassicCarWarehouse.co.uk
N.B. All our vehicles are stored indoors in a secure facility and it is
not possible to view our cars when we are not there. We travel extensively
sourcing and collecting cars so all viewings must therefore be arranged by
appointment, thank you.
Price : £24,995