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1986 Jaguar

XJ6 Vanden Plas

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Engine Size
4.2 Liter DOHC Inline 6
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

1986 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas

1986 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas

Vanden Plas is the name of coachbuilders who produced bodies for specialist and up-market automobile manufacturers.  Latterly the name became a top-end luxury model designation for cars from various subsidiaries of British Leyland and the Rover Group, last used in 2009 to denote the top-luxury version of the Jaguar XJ8.

Direct from the plant in Coventry, England, we give you the Vanden Plas edition of the Jaguar XJ6 sporting a mere 56,154 title verified actual miles.  With steel panels covered in Maraschino Black, and some luxurious trappings for the interior, this car aptly named for the former specialist and upmarket automobile industry manufacturer, now the name branding of the Jaguar luxury market.

Very straight 98 percent rust free steel panels adorn the exterior of this car.  They are covered in Maraschino Black paint which is original, but shows age on the horizontal surfaces, the worst being the boot lid.  From its long front swept “bonnet” which is flanked by aerodynamic fenders with dual round headlights on either side and a centered grille, to its “boot”, aerodynamics were always in mind.  Plenty of shiny chrome and brite work adorn this car at the bumpers, grille, drip moldings and window surrounds.  Even polished tipped dual exhaust pipes are seen peeking out from under the shiny rear bumper.  Blingy chrome wire wheels adorn the corners and are wrapped in blackwall 215/70R15 radials from the 2nd week of 2020.  Brilliant!

Pop open the doors and you are met with a nice combination of patined wood burl, straight flat designs, and classy, very slightly worn with time, leather buckets up front.  The center console houses the power window switches, and a petite “T” shift lever reminiscent of the '60's.  Also noted are plenty of toggles, and wheeled controls for temperature, fan speeds and air ducting.  A couch-like bench seat with 2 distinct seating areas is seen stretching across the spacious back passenger compartment.  The headliner is sagging in a few areas as is the cover for the power sunroof, and carpeting to match seats is in good condition.  A shout out to the burl dash which is just beautifully preserved with just a few faults.  Bob's your uncle!

A 4.2 Liter DOHC inline 6 sits comfortably in the nicely presenting engine bay.  It is fed a fuel and air mixture Lucas/Bosch L Jetronic EFI.  Attached to the back of this engine is a BW-66 3-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly.  The rear axle shows in 2.88 gear configuration.

Clean, rust free, and sturdy, and covered in an undercoat, no signs of any invasive rust here.  Power disc brakes for all 4 corners, as well as independent coil springs all around and single piped to dual outlet exhaust.

Hopping in and it fired right up and on the test track it performed well with adequate acceleration, a smooth ride and almost sports car like handling.  All was functioning well during our drive with the exception of the heater blower not working.

A taste of luxury and Jaguar power, this classic saloon starts quickly, shifts smoothly, and puts on a nice showing dressed in its “cracking”, (not cracked!),  black with nice chrome.  Interior has creature comforts, and a nicely preserved wood dash panel with plenty of gauges and toggle switches.  Early British luxury with a very smooth ride.


SAJ-Jaguar, England
Y-Manual Belts
1-4 Door Sedan
3-4.2L Inline 6
4-Automatic LHD
9-Check Digit
C-Brown's Lane Assy Plant
434915-Sequential Unit Number

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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.