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1974 Jaguar XJ6 Long Wheelbase 4.2 Manual, 9,000 miles from new, must be the best period XJ6 in existence, museum quality

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 - original dealer sticker still in the windscreen and original number plates still on the car - and registered to it's first owner on the 9th of January 1975. The vehicle was retained by the original owner for one year at which point ownership transferred to the second owner who employed a chauffeur to drive the car. Upon the second owner's passing in 1988 the car was bequeathed to the chauffeur who has kept the car ever since. We have a letter from this gentleman explaining that the car has only been caught in the rain on one occasion in it's entire life and confirming that he has been virtually the sole driver since the car was 12 months old. The letter also states the genuine mileage of the vehicle to be 9,150 miles in July 2017. 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 !

Recent expenditure in excess of 2500 to include two new fuel tanks and fuel pumps, new discs and pads, upper and lower ball joints, track rod ends etc, needless to say the car car sailed through it's MOT in August.

Finished in period Fern Grey with beige hide upholstery and beige carpets, all pretty much as new and totally original throughout - still with 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. The interior is in excellent order showing very little signs of use, the woodwork similarly in excellent condition. The original headlining is sagging but we will happily attend to this prior to sale. Underneath the car is really exceptional and has clearly been stored in a damp free environment. This must be the best period XJ in existence and should probably be in a museum - although it does seem a shame not to drive such a beautiful car. According to "how many left" website, there are currently 27 long wheelbase XJ6 4.2 in use on UK roads, how many of those will be manual ?

Supplied with original keys, original owners manuals, workshop diagrams, letter from the previous owner, buff log book etc.

A complete one off and a unique opportunity, surely there cannot be another long wheelbase manual car with this mileage, the car will only appreciate.

The 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 by appointment.

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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 : 22,995


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