Original low mileage example. Very clean west coast car in excellent condition

Price: US $19,000.00 Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XJ6
  • SubModel: - Series I
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 4 door sedan
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 24,200
  • VIN: UC1L66720BW
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 6 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Dove grey leather with blue carpets
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1972 Jaguar XJ6 - Series I



Series I


4.2 straight six sedan in lovely condition & presentation

This is a really pretty XJ6 Jaguar sedan out-fitted in Silver with grey Connolly hide interior with blue carpets. The overall combination presents very elegantly indeed.
This particular Jaguar was delivered new in California where itresided for most of its life and then Florida before coming to Illinois only a few years ago. As a result, she is very "dry" without the typical ingress of heavy rust and scale. Photos of the underside in the attached link show just how clean the car is underneath.
The body on this car is straight. Looking under the hood and trunk is evident of its originality. The car has been repainted at some stage (same colour) and presents well for driver quality and use. There are some minor marks, blemishes and chips here and there from normal use but overall presents shiny and clean. To make it clear, it is not of any show quality standards but presents well being generally consistent overall. Being a 1972 year, I do like the all Euro style chrome bumpers and over-riders. By 73, these were already changing over to the impact style.
The interior of the car is in great condition with excellent Connolly hide leather upholstery finished in the light grey which is perhaps better described as a "blue grey" colour. The leather has a wonderful patina to it giving the car a very nice classic look, yet without any tears rips or holes. A perfectionist who might like the leather to look "new' could have it redyed but I think it looks best left as its is.
All the wood on the dash is original and in very good condition. There are hairline cracks in the finish but these are so consistent that they look ok! Compared to the average example, without any delaminating of the lacquer, it way exceeds typical and I would rate it 8 out of 10. The door cappings are good. There is no sagging or marks in the headlining. It appears to be relatively new. The carpet is in excellent shape and is the original fitment Jaguar velour pile. The rich wood in this example contrasts beautifully with the grey hides and blue carpet – making the interior of this car very rich and inviting. All interior chrome finishes are nice. Overall she looks wonderful with a nice classic patina look.
nterior features and functions are operational including electrics – windows, lights, gauges, etc. With exception; the fuel gauge requires the obligatory "tap-tap", the A/C needs recharging but the system is functioning with compressor working well (guaranteed) and the clock is narcissistic. Everything is generally clean and crisp. All the knobs, centre switches, control knobs & levers, radio and surrounding aluminium finishers are in great shape and look quasi brochure look.
terior chrome, stainless steel and bright work finishes are all good without any pitting. The "Jaguar" grill badge is gorgeous.
Mechanically, the car is good condition and the clean and original presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that. The engine runs strong and the trans changes smooth. Recent services include new brake hoses, new brake pads and brake general service. New front shock bushing were also fitted and carburetors rebuilt and engine tuned. The front-end feels tight and power steering light and smooth. Oil leaks are minimal - in fact, the car is very dry underneath - which is rare for a Jaguar! (see underside pix). Exhaust is good with the correct looking exhaust tips fitted. The car is fitted with a set of period correct looking 205/70-15 whitewall tires (with some 80-90% tread). The left gas tank needs cleaning out and so the car is only operating on the right tank. Otherwise, this is a Jaguar that appears to be free of their usual nuances and typical issues of its age. The 25,000 miles is not verifiable but everything about the car certainly supports it to be a low mileage example.
This is a 9 out of 10 driver example that would make for a gorgeous “weekender” - one that you could take to your next Jaguar meet with joy. There are not many left available in this condition.
Please take the time to look at the photo link below to many additional photos where I have endeavored to capture how pretty this car is. Please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have as it is an as-is auction.

~~ Being a significantly well-above average example of an XJ6 Jaguar, this will bring a good value and is priced accordingly. Notwithstanding, sensible offers are welcomed. ~~

Please see additional photos at the link below.

Click HERE to see many individual photos

Click HERE to see many individual photos

**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**

Please note, the $2,000 up-front deposit is a key part of the auction terms and must be paid within 24 hours. If not paid, or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to cabcel the purchase or offer the car to any other party without notice.~~

This Jaguar is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 35 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $2000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of a range of classic cars, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are not new. So this means a 42 year old car is predominantly comprised of 42 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 42 years old. This is the nature of any used car and especially classic/old British cars. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:

The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a 42 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend you just “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.

I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Jaguars are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.