NO RESERVE - 1970 Jaguar XJ6 S1

*** Interested parties should note, this vehicle was subject to a CAT S insurance loss in 09/2019 ***


  • British Racing Green
  • Low milage
  • 2 owners from new
  • Incredible condition inside and out. 
  • Drives and run as it should do. 


In 1968 Jaguar broke the mould for what prestige saloons should be. It was the beginning of a time where all of the cars that rolled out of the factory at Browns lane were based on one platform. The XJ6 was designed to reinvent the Jaguar brand, moving it forwards in leaps and bounds. 

Many of the smaller version 2.8 litre engines suffered in terms of performance and reliability, so the 4.2 litre became the optimum and sought after model within the range. The XJ boasts independent suspension on all four corners, and came with an opulent interior to match its massive exterior dimensions.

Unfortunately, very few cars today have survived due to the fact that the XJ6 was very susceptible to rust. Luckily this one has spent the vast majority of its life in a warm climate and therefore has survived the test of time.

MEeUrl4YejSMXujJgSQF7cIn9fPPttMg99JcQQ9W.jpg 2.82 MB


  • Ordered new from Jaguar Coventry and built in October 1970.
  • Despatched and registered to South Africa in 1971 with Leyland Cars South Africa supplying and taking care of the the vehicle for numerous years.
  • Regular service stamps from Leyland Cars in SA. 
  • Possibly exported to France in March ’81 and registered in France that year where it is reported it was mainly used in Nice and St Tropez.
  • Car was exported back to SA and re-registered in 1993.
  • Sold in May 2017 and exported back to the UK, where two years later it was registered to WWU 163J. 
  • V5 present.
  • Genuine 59832 miles.
  • Enormous amounts of paperwork and history.


  • Stunning original cream leather interior. 
  • Gorgeous looking front seats show no noticeable signs of wear that we noticed and presents really well.
  • The same can be said for the rear seats, with no wear marks, rips or imperfections to report at all. 
  • Interior plastics all original and very well maintained. 
  • The door cards, dashboard, headlining and carpets are in excellent condition and in line with the rest of the interior. 
  • The only imperfection we noticed was on the dashboard and is minor given the overall condition of the interior and the cars age.
  • The Wood veneer looks to be in nice condition and contrasts well with the cars upholstery.
  • Dials and gauges are free from any damage and we are told function as they were intended to do so. 
  • Brightwork located in the cabin is kept brilliantly and keeps true to the high end appeal this Jag exerts. 
  • Kick plates on the door sills have Jaguar branding on them. They are a little worn but still present nicely.


  • British racing green paintwork presents in great condition but is starting to show it’s age in places.
  • Contrasting yellow stripe that runs down the side of the car looks great and adds to the vehicles aesthetic.
  • The brightwork is in lovely condition with little pitting or corrosion to report. 
  • As far as we could see the vehicle is free from dents and dings with the bodywork looking straight and true with panel gaps presenting evenly as far as we could tell.
  • The body panels appear to be free from any rust of corrosion. 
  • Headlights and rear lights are functional and free from any sun damage or cracks.
  • Both the front and rear bumpers are in great shape with no damage, pitting or corrosion to report. 
  • Model designation badging that can be found around the car is inline with the vehicles condition. 
  • Well presented steel wheels show no signs of corrosion or damage. 


  • 4.2 litre engine under the bonnet.
  • Well maintained throughout its life.
  • Car runs and drives well for its age with no issues to report. 


A well presented example of a car that has slowly disappeared from UK roads. It’s a car that you will want to be seen in as it oozes style and finesse from the outside as well as the inside. It’s a car that shares many properties that modern XJ’s still have, such as the four-light headlight cluster and squared off rear end as well as performance capabilities. 

Regardless of its age, it’s a great choice for a saloon car, even today. 

Notice to bidders

This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only*.** Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased.*

A non-refundable buyer’s deposit is payable on this item, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for the applicable percentage.

All bidding, buying and offers are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJ6
  • Colour British Racing Green
  • Odometer 59,832 Miles
  • Engine size 4235
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Takeley
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
64 bids
  • sean-ma•••• £8,300 13/02/23
  • DOCCOPP £8,200 13/02/23
  • sean-ma•••• £8,100 13/02/23
  • DOCCOPP £8,000 13/02/23
  • sean-ma•••• £7,900 13/02/23
  • sean-ma•••• £7,800 13/02/23
  • DOCCOPP £7,700 13/02/23
  • sean-ma•••• £7,600 13/02/23
  • DOCCOPP £7,500 13/02/23
  • sean-ma•••• £7,400 13/02/23

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller.
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.
Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.


C&C prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.
Auctions are extended by 3-minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
£0 to £10,000 £100.00
£10,000 to £50,000 £250.00
£50,000 to £100,000 £500.00
£100,000+ £1000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.
You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you’re able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.