1970 Jaguar XJ6 S1 2.8 MOD

No Reserve

Early chrome dial example that was with its first owner until 2005 (just 3 since) with 2.8 litre straight-six and manual 'box with O/D; rear picnic tables; non-runner with scope for cosmetic improvement

Dating from May 1970, this earlier Series 1 XJ6 features the 2.8 litre XK straight-six engine which developed 140bhp and 192NM of torque when new with DOHC, 12-valves and twin SU carbs driving the rear wheels via four-speed manual transmission and here, with optional overdrive.

Stopping power was ahead of the times with power assisted discs front and rear with independent front suspension and power steering and is one of some 19,322 2.8 litre SWB versions built between 1968-1973.

Finished in Ascot Fawn, the paint is unlikely to win any awards with micro-blistering on all panels and some colour shade differences in evidence, but the bodywork looks solid without any real signs of the usual rot found in older Jags. Inside, we find Oxblood leather which has faded with age/use, which would likely benefit from some remediation.

The car was bought by our vendor on a whim earlier this year as a runner, since which time he has not been able to start it – the engine turns but won't fire. We could smell fuel when we tried so it seems like fuel is getting to the carbs but that’s where we left it for risk of damage or fire.

The history file includes the V5C recording four former keepers, an old V5C, purchase receipt from when our vendor bought the car from a dealer (showing 38,584 miles and currently shows 38,585 miles as it has barely been been driven), additional copy old V5C showing the original owner kept the car for 32 years. There are also eight old MOTs dating back to 1996 at 32,178 miles and a selection of bills dating back to the 90s including one dated 2002 when the car was treated to new timing chain guides, a new clutch and a new oil pump.

Other bills and MOT check sheets dated 1992 show the mileage at 27,730.  A bill dated March 1996 reveals the car had a holed No.2 piston requiring an overhaul of the engine including a set of new main bearing shells, six new pistons and reconditioned cylinder head etc costing £1,756 at 30,222 miles by Ray Chandler of Station Garage, Fareham.

An ideal example to get running and then use and improve, these early chrome dial 2.8 manual cars are lovely things to behold with great ride and road presence. On offer at No Reserve, the highest bid takes it away.

For more information contact - [email protected]

Reg No: FXF833H
Chassis Number: 1G5492DN
Engine Number: 7G.7768-9
Engine Size: 2792
Docs: V5C; copy old V5; invoices; 8 old MOTs

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Lot 145

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£3,976
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