Displacement: 4,235 cc
Horsepower: 186 bhp @ 4,500 rpm
Engine Torque: 240 ft lb @ 3,750 rpm
Top Speed: 115 mph
0 - 60 mph: 11.4 seconds
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Launched in late 1968, the Jaguar XJ6 was proclaimed by the company's founder, Sir William Lyons, to be the finest Jaguar ever. With true four seat capacity, it featured numerous luxury features including standard power steering and leather upholstery, available air-conditioning and unparalleled ride comfort and handling with fully independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes.
This particular car has had just one California owner from new and consequently, has escaped the ravages of the corrosion that has been the fate of so many of its siblings. In fact, all the sheetmetal is original and arrow straight. Well maintained, with records dating back to the mid-eighties and just 130,000 original miles, it runs and drives beautifully. The Light Blue coachwork is virtually unmarked and the navy leather interior is in superb shape. The glass and brightwork are similarly good and the original handbook, pouch and tools are present.
Though the XJ series is still in production to this day, it is these earliest iterations that are the most desirable and good, rust-free, unmolested examples are increasingly hard to find, making this a rare cat indeed.