Potential Bargain? 1971 Jaguar XJ6

It’s hard to believe at the moment there are no bids on this extremely cheap 1971 Jaguar XJ6. This is one of the prettiest iterations of this long-lived line, in my opinion, with its slim bumpers and narrow pillars. The seller notes this one saw extensive refurbishment 25,000 miles ago but has not been road-driven since 1999. Find it here on eBay with an opening bid of $2,500 and no reserve.

The seller says it wears a rare shade of paint known as Willow Green over a suede green interior. The Jaguar has been a South Carolina car all of its life, but still has some mild rust issues in the floors due to the carpets getting wet. Other areas of mild concern include the lip of the trunk lid and the “false bottom” of the spare tire well area. Otherwise, body panels are said to be solid as well as the rockers.

The engine and transmission were completely rebuild 25,000 miles ago, for which the seller has receipts documenting the work. The seller is so confident in the engine’s health that he says once the brakes are sorted, it can be driven from one coast to the other. That’s a bold claim for a vintage Jaguar, but they are fairly stout cars when maintained well. I’m not sure which category of care this XJ6 falls into, given it’s been off the road since 1999.

The interior will need some work, as the seller notes the leather surfaces are dry and cracking. Door panels look rough, and the carpet needs replacing as well. The dash gauges and electronics are said to mostly function, with the exception of the clock, horns, and windshield wipers. Strangely, the seller is not including a battery with the sale – why do people do this? The Jaguar does come with a clean title, and still seems like a fair deal even with the issues disclosed.

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