This 1971 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 short wheelbase is one of the finest Jaguars ever built. The XJ6 perfectly represents the Jaguar brand with style, class, luxury, and performance. The series 1 XJ was produced from 1968 to 1973 and is known by collectors as the most desirable generation of XJ as build quality decreased in the series 2 and 3.
This particular car has the venerable 4.2 liter straight six engine and Borg-Warner automatic transmission. This engine is both smooth and powerful. Far superior in refinement compared to other luxury cars at the time. Yet, they are easier to service and are more reliable than the optional 5.3 liter V-12.
The exterior of this Jag looks elegant finished in Old English White. The paint is in good condition and the chrome bumpers and trim look very good as well except for the usual pitting. Generally the condition of this car would be considered driver’s quality, so there are some minor defects.
The tan leather interior is in good original condition. The leather is well broken in but is not damaged or ripped. The carpets, headliner, and door panels are in excellent condition. The dashboard and instrument panel are flawless. This car stays nice and cool in the summer having been updated with modern 134a refrigerant in its air conditioning system.
With only 39,900 miles this XJ6 is a survivor. The car has been well taken care of and is a nice solid car. In fact, the car has been undercoated to prevent rust underneath. The engine bay is nice and clean too.
When this XJ6 was new, it was one of the best luxury cars money could by. Here is a review of the XJ6 from 1970. It states, “If you do not intend to buy a XJ6, don’t try one, for ordinary cars will be spoilt for you thereafter. This is a very special kind of motoring.” – Autosport, August 6, 1970