AND FI­NALLY… 1982 JAGUAR XJ6 S3

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De­spite our for­mer project 4.2 litre Jaguar XJ6 be­ing laid up af­ter suf­fer­ing from a ter­mi­nally smok­ing straight-six, this oth­er­wise fine ex­am­ple is still our favourite project car of the year and we’re look­ing for­ward to the Big Cat re­turn­ing to the road. The bad part of run­ning the car was that it seemed to spend as much time of the back of a low loader than it did on the road. But when our big cat was be­hav­ing it­self and not drink­ing 20W50 like it was go­ing out of fash­ion, the Jaguar was a re­ally nice car to drive. It’s in­ter­est­ing to note that in the 18 months since we bought the car, the prices for Se­ries 3 XJ6’s in a sim­i­lar con­di­tion to ours have started to rise at quite a rapid rate. To­day, we’d be hard pushed to get a de­cent re­place­ment for what we paid for our fine but very smoky ex­am­ple back in the sum­mer of 2016.

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