• Genuine 17,709 miles from new
  • Every MOT from new until 2004
  • Original service book with every service stamp
  • Requires recommissioning following 20 years in storage

The Appeal

First introduced in 1968, it's hard to say if Jaguar foresaw this car staying on the market for over twenty years - it certainly seems like the car was built with that endurance in mind. Handsome lines, top-notch comfort and timeless character made the XJ6 an enormous success, and while it may not have the household-name status of the E-Type, it was perhaps even more influential on the Coventry company's design language.

This particular 1983 example stands out due to its incredibly low mileage of just 17,709 miles from new, something that can be partially attributed to a long period in dry storage. Reinforcing that remarkably low odometer reading, this fabulous Jaguar comes with a comprehensive history file, including every MOT and service stamp up until it was placed in storage in 2004.

While it requires some recommissioning, the vehicle has been started and driven, suggesting that with some attention to the fuel system and a general service, it'll be ready to return to the road. The solid bodywork, well-preserved interior, and original features make this XJ6 a worthy candidate for any discerning enthusiast's collection.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1983
  • The DVLA records 4 previous keepers
  • Placed into dry, secure storage in 2004
  • Genuine 17,709 miles from new
  • Complete with:
    • Every MOT from new until 2004
    • Original service book with every service stamp up to 2004
    • Original sales brochure and price list
    • Original Jaguar tool kit
    • Haynes manual
    • Multiple invoices
    • Original handbooks and booklets
    • Still wears its original Baldwin Jaguar dealership number plates

The Condition

  • Bodywork is solid with no rust on rear exhaust valence and side tank valences
  • A few superficial small blisters on: 
    • Right-hand corner of the front windscreen scuttle
    • Bottom centre of rear window scuttle
    • Left-hand front A-pillar
    • Edge of sunroof
  • It looks like the car has had paint at some point in its life
  • It presents very well, and the Cobalt Blue Metallic shade really suits the car
  • Chromework is in good order
  • Original tyres with excellent tread but signs of perishing on sidewalls
  • Interior presents well with minor stitching separation on rear seat base
  • Other than this the upholstery looks very good indeed
  • Carpets and sound deadening show no wear or water ingress
  • Underneath the carpets, the floors look excellent

The Mechanics

  • 4.2L XK6 I6 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Original Waxoyl coating under the bonnet
  • Car has spent a long period in storage
  • Turns over freely and will start and momentary with easystart
  • However, the vendor recommends a fuel system flush and general service before returning to the road, therefore the car will need to be collected by transporter
  • Once this is done, it'll no doubt be a superb, very usable classic 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1983
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJ
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 17,709 Miles
  • Engine size 4200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Godstone
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
24 bids
  • Ch•••• £6,200 03/06/24
  • gl•••• £6,100 03/06/24
  • Pa•••• £6,099 03/06/24
  • Pa•••• £6,000 03/06/24
  • gl•••• £5,900 03/06/24
  • Pa•••• £5,800 03/06/24
  • gl•••• £5,700 03/06/24
  • gl•••• £5,600 03/06/24
  • Pa•••• £5,500 03/06/24
  • gl•••• £5,400 03/06/24

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