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

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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.

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