1975 Jaguar XJ6L 4.2
Good-order Series 2 Jaguar XJ6s are seldom seen, and fine ones are even rarer – so this 9100-milesfrom-new model (which is early enough to wear the ‘L’ moniker on the bootlid) was a great find. Its manual transmission, no radio and no door or wing mirrors added to the appeal even more.
Sold new by Leigh Park Motors in Datchet, Berkshire – which was no longer dealing in Jaguars by the late 1970s – this three-owner model was right in every respect. The Fern Grey paint had depth and shine, while the bodywork showed no signs of rust and the panel fit was very good. The interior was excellent, let down only by the typically Jaguar sagging headlining. A joy in every respect, and very well bought.