1986 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 LitreSOLD


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Registration No: D434MWL
Engine No:
CC: 3590
Colour: White
Trim Colour: Grey

Reference Number 127440

as of 5/24/2011

Car 1986 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 Litre
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Known History

Following numerous delays due to a mixture of problems at British Leyland and the fuel crisis, the all new Jaguar XJ6 (or XJ40 to use its code name) was introduced in October 1986. The newcomer was the product of a ú200million investment and an astonishing 4,890,000 miles of testing in Arizona, Canada, Australia and around the Nardo test track, Italy - a record level of commitment for a Jaguar at that time. Notable developments included: a twenty-five percent reduction in the number of body panels (which helped reduce weight and increase stiffness), a reduction in the drag factor from 0.849 to 0.762 and the introduction of the now familiar 'J-gate' gearchange, preventing the accidental selection of neutral or reverse. The XJ40's impressive specification included: all-round independent suspension, power-assisted rack and pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and generous levels of sound deadening. While more evolutionary than revolutionary, the resulting car proved to be a credible alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series and was generally well received by the contemporary motoring press. The newcomer was initially available with a choice of two variants of the straight-six AJ6 powerplant - the 2.9-litre SOHC unit or the 3.6-litre DOHC engine - the latter gave 221bhp and 248lbft of torque. Allied to either a five-speed manual or the four-speed automatic 'J-gate' transmission, they allowed purchasers to prioritise performance over economy and vice-versa.


The right-hand drive 1996 3.6-litre XJ40 on offer seems to be a rare cat indeed. Equipped with four-speed automatic transmission, it is reportedly one of the first 200 examples to be manufactured. It has had just two keepers since 1992, and MOT certificates dating back to 1994 apparently confirm a total mileage of 13,000 over the last 17 years (an average of just 760 miles per year). The vendor considers the bodywork of this very handsome, original-looking XJ6 to be "totally immaculate", its paintwork to be "unmarked", the interior to be "immaculate" and the engine and gearbox to be "excellent". 'D434 MWL' is finished in White matched to a Grey leather interior and rides on correct specification alloy wheels. It is said to be "on the button" and MOT'd through to May 2012.