1995 Jaguar XJR-6 (X306)

Highlights


  • In the same ownership for the last 12 years and dry stored for 6 of those
  • Benefiting from a recent thorough recommissioning, both cosmetic and mechanical
  • Complete with a full service history and supporting invoices

The Appeal


On its introduction the X306 XJR became Jaguar’s first supercharged car and only its second forced induction car after the legendary XJ220. The robust AJ16 engine was beefed up to a lusty 326bhp and a whopping 378 Ib-ft of torque as a consequence. 

This gave the sporty saloon some real-world performance chops for the first time. The changes to the car were orchestrated by Jaguar’s racing team, TWR, so enhancements ran deeper than just a dollop of extra power. Although no match for the imperious BMW M5 in out and out performance, many would argue that the Jaguar’s charm was in higher league altogether.

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The History and Paperwork


  • This XJR has covered a sensible 98,000 miles only
  • The bulk of this mileage being in its first 10 years
  • Owned by the previous enthusiast owner for 12 years
  • Due to ill health, it was dry stored for half of that time
  • Covered only 5,000 approximately in the last 10 years
  • In its current ownership the car has benefitted from a full cosmetic recommissioning 
  • Professionally applied new paintwork has been applied to the main body
  • The car holds a valid MOT until January 2023 
  • The current V5 is on hand
  • The car comes with the original Jaguar book pack
  • This includes the all-important service book 
  • Previous MOT’s and associated invoices are included

The Interior


  • The interior is sumptuously appointed as you would expect from a big Jaguar saloon of the period
  • Upholstery is a great condition, perforated cream leather
  • The capacious yet supportive seats are box pleated with double needle stitching
  • The front seats are electrically operated
  • The dash and centre console are equally, luxuriously dressed
  • These feature stitched and padded leather, against deeply varnished dark wood veneer 
  • The door cards are dressed in padded, two-tone leather and faced with large panels wood veneer
  • Contrasting black carpets are in excellent used condition
  • A new headlining has been professionally fitted due to some previous areas of age-related sagging
  • The carpeted boot houses the CD auto-changer and full-sized, alloy spare wheel
  • The interior looks to be in great original condition and presents very well throughout

This XJR benefits from an especially attractive, and less common colourway. The interior is dressed in an exquisite cream leather, but this contrasts particularly well with the unusually dark accents of the cabin. The carpets, dash and door card tops and veneer in this example are all in dark shades. This makes for a very appealing and sporty feeling interior without diminishing any of the luxury associated with the XJ cars.

The Exterior


  • The Sapphire Blue Metallic paintwork appears to be in great overall condition
  • It is deep and shiny and thickly applied as you would expect for a Jaguar
  • The cosmetic recommissioning has clearly been professionally undertaken
  • New paintwork was professionally applied to address some usual areas of lacquer peel
  • No areas of corrosion were noted or reported
  • All doors and hinged panels open and close with ease and precision 
  • Panel gaps appear to be admirably tight and symmetrical
  • The original light lenses are clear and unmarked front and rear
  • The original five spoke, slotted 17-inch Jaguar alloy wheels have been professionally restored
  • Consequently, these present in near-perfect condition and look amazing
  • The wheels are fitted with new tyres all round in a 255/45 configuration
  • New silencers with new chrome tips have been fitted
  • The cabin glass appears to be in a fine, unmarked condition throughout

This presents so well in the Sapphire Blue colourway. The newly refreshed paintwork, refurbished wheels with new tyres and shiny exhaust tips combine to make this a really eye-catching example of the XJR breed. It also helps future-proof the car by addressing all the key areas of age-related deterioration on the X306

The Mechanics


  • This XJR is fitted with the Eaton Supercharged AJ-16 straight six engine 
  • Originally boasting nearly 326bhp and torque to match
  • Power is fed to the rear wheels via a 5-speed GM automatic gearbox
  • A new battery has recently been fitted
  • The car has had a recent full service
  • Brake disks and pads have been replaced all round
  • Given this recent attention, its full service history and sympathetic ownership the car is reported to be in excellent mechanical condition by the current owner
  • The underside is understood to be dry and free of oil leaks

This XJR goes as well as it looks thanks to a lifetime of fastidious maintenance and some very intelligent recommissioning by the current owner.

The XJR provides a memorable driving experience too. Perfectly able, of course, to potter around almost silently when required. However, open the taps until the big supercharger starts to emit its subtle whine and you have supercar threatening performance on demand. It’s one of the automotive world’s most compelling experiences.

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Summary


XJR’s of this calibre don’t come around too often. The current owner, a Jaguar aficionado, has addressed the common niggles that can affect XJR’s of this age. This means the new owner can look forward to a worry-free ownership experience.

The car looks so good too. The refreshed Sapphire Blue Metallic paintwork over the cream leather interior with dark accents suits this long, low car so well. The refurbished slotted alloy wheels finish it off perfectly. This is your opportunity to own a really exceptional example of this increasingly rare, British executive express.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1995
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJR
  • Colour Saphire Blue
  • Odometer 98,000 Miles
  • Engine size 3980
  • Town Hemel Hempstead
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 5 bidders
  • Zi•••• £6,250 28/06/22
  • Vi•••• £6,150 28/06/22
  • Zi•••• £6,025 28/06/22
  • Vi•••• £5,925 28/06/22
  • Zi•••• £5,800 28/06/22
  • Ro•••• £5,700 24/06/22
  • Ro•••• £5,600 22/06/22
  • Be•••• £5,500 22/06/22
  • Ro•••• £4,100 21/06/22
  • ad•••• £4,000 21/06/22

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