1976 Jaguar XJ6L Sedan
The Jaguar XJ series began in 1968 and has continued in various
forms and Series into modern times. The first Mark was introduced
in 1968 and continued until 1992. During this time there were three
series, Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3.
For consignment, a 1976 version of the XJ6 however this car was
made with a longer wheelbase which allowed the front door to expand
by 4 inches. Hence easier access, and more interior room for all
passengers. This car will need some TLC just so you are aware of
this ahead of your purchase. An overall nicely preserved example
which will require some refreshing to make it above par.
Leading the way with the leaper which shows some pitting and
beginnings of delamination of the chrome, it's ready to jump on to
the chromed front grille surround. Also we see 4 round headlights
flanking the expensive looking grille, along with a shiny bumper
below with some rubber inserts. Nice wide trimmings surround the
wheel wells which frame shiny chrome slotted wheels with dog dish
wheel covers. Gaps are well minded with all the panels and
trimmings around the passenger compartment. Just aft of the rear
wheel well trimming, a long pointy wrap around bumper begins and
continues across the rear vertical panel. Here taillights shaped
like irons are on either corner along with a round reflector. Paint
is silver (hi-OOOHHH!) and is showing some rust spotting where it
has been chipped off, and slight dulling.
Opening the doors to climb inside we see these panels covered in
red. These will need some work to tighten the panel coverings.
Inside 2 wide cushy front low back buckets covered in aged leather
show some cracking and revealing of the padding. This is especially
true of the driver's seat. In the center a red leather covered
padded console has a glove box/armrest, toggles for the power
windows and the shifter lever. Looking at the passenger's seats,
leather is showing some deep filling and a mysterious black stain
showing up on the seat. This is also seen on the rear bench on the
passengers side and drivers side rear seat, however this bench has
no cracks or tears. As we move upward, climate controls are next to
an AM/FM stereo. Just above is a clock and some more buttons and
interior lighting switches. Lacquered burl showing striating and
cracks in the finish provide the background for the dash front, and
black faced Smiths gauges in round form are behind the original
steering wheel which has several control stalks coming from the
column. Red carpeting is flooding the floors, and above a cream
headliner is sagging between the buttons holding it up.
Under the hood in the unrestored engine bay is a 4.2 liter inline
6-cylinder engine with normal aspiration in the form of 2 SU
carburetors entering from the side. On the back is a BW65 3-speed
automatic and a 3.31 rear axle.
Up on the lift we immediately start seeing invasive rust areas of
concern and that will need attention. Surface rust is on the lower
rockers, and most floorpan surfaces and some suspension has been
coated with a heavy layer of undercoating. Some invasive rust is
also seen on these panels making its way through the heavy
undercoating leading me to believe there is more to this rust than
is initially seen. Coil spring suspension is upfront, and coil
overs are on back. Power disc braking is on all 4 corners.
It starts and drives just a bit rough possibly due to old fuel. The
alternator is not charging and the A/C compressor is seized. The
speedometer is sticking. As I went around the test track a few
times, it did run better but will need a once over.
So a bit of a project car with classy Jaguar lines, more passenger
room with the L chassis, and interior leather that will need some
attention. I believe this car is suffering from sitting for a while
and not being run regularly. It is priced to sell and will have
room for all the TLC it may need to get it back to snuff. I see it
much as my wife, if you ignore it, it is more difficult to deal
with, but as it gets more attention it smoothes out nicely!!
58448BW-Sequential Unit Number
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