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 creamy white, 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 Cream paint which the consignor
stated is all original and is also in decent condition. 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.
Pop open the doors and you are met with a nice combination of
patina wood, straight flat design, and classy, finely aged 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 surrounds the power sunroof 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 that there is a squealing from the engine drive
belts and substantial noise from the front suspension when going
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!), Cream 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
477253-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
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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