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Jaguar

1985 XJ6 SOVEREIGN SERIES III


$ 16,900

THE STORY

Manufactured by Jaguar Cars in Coventry, England between 1979 and 1992, the Jaguar XJ Series III was the manufacturer’s flagship 4-door model and an impressive luxury salon for its time crammed full of refined features and creature comforts.

The Pininfarina designed Series III production run ran between 1979 and 1987. Styling improvements over the Series II included a grill with only vertical vanes, a revised roofline with narrower door frames and increased glass area and flush door handles.

The cars took on the appearance of a big cat ready to pounce and the view from the driver’s seat gives the impression you are continually propelling forward.

Theses rear wheel drive cars were powered by either Jaguar’s 3.4 litre or 4.2 litre inline 6-cylinder engine. The smaller engines were carburetted whereas the larger 4.2 litre was coupled to a Lucas-Bosch fuel injected system.

Transmissions were a Borg Warner 3-speed automatic, there were power assisted disc brakes all round and the wheels were a unique and spectacular alloy “Pepperpot” design with Jaguar emblem centres.

THE CAR

Built in September 1985, this well-maintained Series III XJ6 saloon sports the larger fuel injected 4.2 litre 6-cylinder engine and sits on its original “Pepperpot” wheels.

Finished in Cranberry Red (code CEE), and showing 187,200 kms, it is an original kilometers vehicle with outstanding chrome and stainless steel brightwork.

This car is fully optioned with beautiful doeskin leather upholstery, deep pile carpets, power sunroof, rear headrests, climate control air conditioning (including rear control), power steering, power windows, telescopic steering wheel, lumbar support seats, trip computer, cruise control and more.

The walnut interior is in outstanding condition and displays a deep walnut lustre.

The ride quality is outstanding – a fantastic balance of a smooth ride with sporty handling. Stopping power is provided by the boosted 4-wheel disc brakes.

The car retains its original tool kit, jack, workshop manual and full-sized spare wheel.

Previously on historic registration in South Australia.

SPECIFICS

BODY: Saloon

ENGINE: 4,2 Litre Straight 6

FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM:  EFI

TRANSMISSION: 3 Speed Automatic

BRAKES:  4 Wheel Disc

PAINT:  Cranberry Red

TRIM: Beige Leather

VIN: SAJJCALR3CC437784

CONDITION: Good

MILEAGE: 187,200 kms