5 SPEED MANUAL!!!! 1976 JAGUAR XJ6L GREEN SAND with OLIVE GREEN Interior
Price: - Item location: Rockville, Maryland, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: XJ6
- SubModel: LONG WHEEL BASE
- Type: Sedan - LONG WHEEL BASE
- Trim: LONG WHEEL BASE
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 94,521
- VIN: UG2T59045BW
- Color: GREEN SAND
- Engine size: 4.2 Inline 6 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Power Antenna, Power Steering, Power brakes, Fog Lamps, Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual 5 SPEED
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: OLIVE GREEN
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: FOG LIGHTS, POWER ANTENNA, Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Jaguar XJ6 LONG WHEEL BASEThis is a 1976 Series 2 Jaguar XJ6L in the rare '70's color Green Sand with Olive interior. Currently, it has 94,521 miles. This car was originally purchased in Canada and was delivered with a Borg Warner automatic transmission. At some point, while in Canada, it was converted to a 5 speed manual using the British Leyland 5 speed which Jaguar used in early Series 3 XJ6.
When the car was brought to the US 6 years ago with about 80,000 miles, it had trouble selecting reverse gear so the transmission was replaced with the same type of trans, the clutch was replaced and the car was converted to Series 1 manual chokes. The other trans, though not repaired, is included in this sale, if you like, along with the relevant copies from the parts book.
While in Canada, the car had a total repaint. The paint is still smooth as silk and very shiny. It does have the occasional touched up chip here and there.
Last year the front windshield was removed and the car was sent to the body shop to have the rust around the front windshield repaired. Something most of these cars will suffer from sooner or later. The car was painted from the cowl and over the roof - all the way back to the bottom of the rear windshield pillars. The original windshield was reinstalled along with a new gasket. I also had those chrome windshield hold downs at the top re-chromed.
The car also has:
a Power Antenna which works by toggle switchSun Dym tinted windows - an optionCibie Fog Lights- an option
As with any old Jaguar, there were a lot of kinks to work out. Since the car was brought here 6 years ago with 80,000 miles on it (in the past 14,000 miles), it has had a lot of work done to it. Here are some of the highlights:
Replaced transmissionFront transmission sealClutchClutch Master CylinderClutch Slave CylinderReman Air PumpRadiator HosesThermostatBeltsNOS Blower Motor RelayNOS Distributor Cap, Rotor, Set of Points and CondenserSpark plugsCarbs were rebuilt, new needlesExhaust "Y" pipe2 Rear Reman CalipersRear Brake Pad Set2 Front RotorsSet of Front Brake Pads2 Front Brake hosesRear Brake hoseFront wheel bearingsFront wheel seals4 Upper control arm bushings2 upper ball jointsNOS Wiper Stalk SwitchCam cover gasketsAC AmplifierFuel tanks pulled and cleanedNew gaskets from tank to filler neck (LH and RH)New fuel cap gasketsNew LH tank fuel sending unitFan ClutchReman AC CompressorAC Converted to R134ARadiator FoamSteering Rack BootsHorn Contacts replaced in Steering ColumnWiper Motor BrushesWasher Pump3 NOS window switchesAlignmentRebuilt "cow bells" under rear windshield.Front windshield rust repaired and repaint from cowl to "C" pillarsNew wiper bladesReplaced all four marker light gaskets
Plus it has fresh coolant and oil!
So, as you can see, a lot of money has been spent on this car in the past couple of years! All the service records since it came to the US will be included in this sale.
Here are the Pros:
It's a 5 speed!!!!! 97% of it works (see Cons). Most of the expensive work has already been done. It's starts right up, runs and drives and currently doesn't leak anything! Not bad for a 41 year old Jaguar! After all, it spent the first five years here being used a daily driver. All the windows work smoothly from all the switches! The AC is ice cold!!! Door locks work. Clock works. Lighter works. Opera lights work when you open the doors. All Gauges work. It's all been gone through already. The paint is shiny, the chrome is all shiny and respectable. The car gleams! The seats are comfortable and the foam pads aren't disintegrating (except for headrests). The leather's patina is like that of your favorite leather chair in the men's grill at your country club! This car really turns heads!
Now for the cons:
The car has a '70's aftermarket "Sky Top" tinted sunroof (with sliding panel) that leaks. The motor is also currently toast, plus it sits low in the back at roof line. The sunroof needs to be replaced with something modern at which time they would replace the headliner. I thought about putting one of those full size black canvas folding Webasto tops in instead of a modern cartridge. My upholstery shop said it would fit. That's as far as I got.
The car was missing one of the Jaguar mudflaps so I removed them and found some mostly surface rust starting behind them but, it is especially bad at the front left. See pictures. There is also a large bubble forming in the lower corner of the front left fender. The outer sills will have to addressed as well as the spot on the front fender which they could do a blend there while repairing the sills. There is also a cluster of small bubbles forming in one area on the left rear quarter above the tire - see pictures.
The interior has a few flaws. As you will see in the pictures, the finish on the dash is cracking off on the glove box door. Another thing that happens to most of these cars eventually. The veneer underneath is still intact. These can be sent out and redone, or if you have the talent, you can do it yourself.
The headrests need new foam.
Another typical ailment is the seams of the leather at the top of the rear seat have separated from sunbake - at each end and in the middle. Not in the pleats. This can be repaired.
Driver's floor carpet has a heel wear hole. I have a set of E Type 2+2 Amco rubber mats for the front floors.
Everything currently works with the exception of the sunroof and the RH fuel tank sender, if I have time I might get to the fuel tank sender. I haven't driven it much in the past year except to exercise it around the block and the sender may just be cranky.
I have lost my garage space for this car and it doesn't deserve to sit outside under a cover, so it must move on to it's next caretaker.
Feel free to ask any questions!