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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 to be.

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 Jaguar enthusiast.

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

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.

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

 

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