Value My Classic: More than a few sovereigns for this Jaguar XJ6
WHO? Phillip Mackinder MILES 127,455 PROVENANCE Nothing of note MODS None HOW MANY LEFT? 94
HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED THE CAR?
I bought the car in July 2014 from an online auction site for £1000. The previous owner had intended to use it as a wedding car but due to its age and colour it never got used. It came with three minor faults: the digital clock didn’t show the time; the driver’s door would not lock; and the roof lining was sagging badly. I rectified all these faults myself. All parts replaced by me have been genuine Jaguar items. The aircon was recharged and a new battery was fitted last year. New front steel wings and a nearside rear wheelarch section were fitted last year and the car was professionally resprayed in its original Ice Blue. Front brakes were overhauled recently. The leather interior is clean and unmarked.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
Other than its service history, very little. It started life as a company car in Mayfair, London. The BT-fitted executive phone from then is still in it, which is a nice period touch. It then moved to the north of England and finally to Scotland, to work as a wedding car. There are 12 service stamps in the book, mostly from its stay in London and seeing it up to 116,782 miles – it’s done fewer than 11,000 since. All old MoTs and receipts have been saved. It’s currently MoT’d with no advisories. There is a Jaguar Heritage Certificate with this car, which helps to back up its provenance.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
Apart from the front shock absorbers needing to be replaced, nothing else currently needs doing.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
No, nothing has been changed or altered, it is as it left the factory.