1986 Jaguar XJ6 Sedan
A 21-year-old with an eye for business - William Lyons - joined
forces with motorcycle sidecar specialist William Walmsley in 1922
to form the Swift Sidecar & Coach Building Co based in Blackpool,
England. Five years later they expanded into cars, producing bodies
for the Austin Seven two-seater, followed by a sedan version in
1928 - the same year the company moved to what would become a
famous home in Coventry. Its first proper cars were the 1931 SS1
and SS2 - low-bodied, long-bonneted models - and the company
changed its name to SS Cars in 1934. An open-seater variant called
the SS1 Tourer was the first taste of motorsport, competing in the
1933 Alpine Trial.
For consignment, a Jaguar XJ6 with a shorter wheelbase and
6-cylinder engine. Bathed in beautiful blue, this luxury cruiser
was for those who could not afford the upcoming V-12 version but
wanted the prestige of owning a Jaguar. A leather appointed
interior with some burl to boot, and a 4.2 Liter 6 cylinder, you
can still arrive in style, just play it up a bit!
Very straight 98 percent rust free steel panels adorn the exterior
of this car. They are covered in blue paint which the consigner
stated is 98 percent original and is also in very good condition (I
cannot tell you the 2 percent!). From its long front swept "bonnet"
which is flanked by aerodynamic fenders with dual round headlights
on either side, and a centered grille, to its "boot" aerodynamics
were always in mind. Plenty of shiny chrome and brite work adorn
this car at the bumpers, grille, drip moldings and window
surrounds. Even chrome tipped dual exhaust pipes are seen peeking
out from under the shiny rear bumper. Brilliant!
Pop open the doors and you are met with a nice combination of
patina wood, straight flat design, and classy, very slightly worn
with time leather buckets up front. The center console houses the
power window switches, and a petite "T" shift lever reminiscent of
the '60's. Also noted are plenty of toggles, and wheeled controls
for temperature, fan speeds and air ducting. A couch-like bench
seat with 2 distinct seating areas is seen stretching across the
spacious back passenger compartment. Headliner is nice and tight,
and carpeting to match seats is in good condition. A shout out to
the burl dash which is just beautifully preserved with just a few
faults. Bob's your uncle!
A 4.2 Liter DOHC Inline 6 sits comfortably in the nicely presenting
engine bay. It is fed a fuel and air mixture Lucas/Bosch L Jetronic
EFI. Attached to the back of this engine, is a BW-66 3-speed
automatic transmission that shifts smoothly. The rear axle shows in
2.88 gear configuration.
Clean, rust free, and sturdy, and covered in an undercoat, no signs
of any invasive rust here. Power disc brakes for all 4 corners, as
well as independent coil springs all around.
Popping in it fired right up and on the test track it performed
well. I noticed the radio is inoperable, A/C is not working, and
the power antenna does not go up and down.
A taste of luxury and Jaguar power, this classic saloon starts
quickly, shifts smoothly, and puts on a nice showing dressed in its
"cracking" (not cracked!) blue with nice chrome. Interior has
creature comforts, and a nicely preserved wood dash panel with
plenty of gauges and toggle switches. Early British luxury with a
very smooth ride.
1-4 Door Sedan
C-Brown's Lane England Assy Plant
451410-Sequential Unit Number
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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