1989 Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40)
Low mileage 2.9 straight-six XJ6 showing just 16,414 miles that's been stood for many years and requiring considerable recommissioning
Off the road since its last MOT expired in June 2013 this XJ40 dates from April 1989 and comes to us in ice blue metallic with beige leatherette interior.
The car has had just 4 owners from new and currently shows just 16,414 miles, just 242 more than when last MOT’d in 2013. The car, has as you can see suffered as many Jags of this era do with corrosion, mostly from what we can determine, to the sills which are holed, with the nearside rear being the worst culprit. There are other localised areas of surface corrosion as pictured, but it’s the sills that look to require the most urgent attention.
With just 16,414 miles indicated it would be a crime to let it rot further, be broken up or scrapped so we felt it deserved a shot in the sale, albeit slightly off-tempo given its state but worth preserving none-the less.
Under the bonnet we find the 2.9 litre straight-six AJ6 engine mated to automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. We have not attempted to start the car given how long its been stood with thought to stale fuel/deteriorated fuel system etc.
Within the history file, we find a part V5C for the new keeper to fill in and send off, 13 old MOTs dating back to 1999 when the car had covered 4,496 miles thus confirming the low indicated mileage and a spattering of invoices for parts etc through 2007-2010.
Given a fighting chance, this could make a nice, low mileage XJ40 and with values on the rise once recommissioned it could prove a shrewd investment, especially given the highest bid takes it away.
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