25 Jaguar XJ6/XJ12

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

PRICE RANGE £1000-25,000

Su­perb looks, a cos­set­ing ride and those lovely en­gines – it’s no won­der many who could have af­forded a Sil­ver Shadow took the Jaguar (or bet­ter-equipped Daim­ler) route in­stead. They look just as good, if not bet­ter, to­day and they’re sur­pris­ingly com­pe­tent in mod­ern traf­fic. Me­chan­i­cally both six- and 12-cylin­der en­gines are long-lived, as are gear­boxes. The bodywork can be tricky – rust isn’t a stranger to any se­ries, and re­pairs can be com­pli­cated, par­tic­u­larly around the base of front and rear screens and to the whee­larches, while in­te­ri­ors will be ex­pen­sive to re­place or im­prove. Good main­te­nance is the key to en­joy­ing the XJ ex­pe­ri­ence.

1977 Jaguar XJ4.2C. £11,825. Barons


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