|4.2 XJ6L S2|
|4 Door Sedan|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 14 October 2020.
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2020-10-14 11:19:42 | pauls writes:
Car was on ebay 10/20
Winning bid: $2,075 after 24 bids
1976 Jaguar XJ6L (long wheelbase)
Relatively low mileage and relatively nice condition car.
Original Arizona car that, as described to me by the original owner was a wonderful car but, was always back at the Scottsdale Jaguar dealership for constant repairs. She and her husband loved the car very much but they had enough of the mechanical problems. The car's unreliable and troublesome engine finally had catastrophic failure. Not wanting to get rid of the car they loved so much but being through with the unreliability, they found a shop that could install a new engine... A much more reliable and brand new GM 350 V-8 nonetheless! She giggled when she told me how much fun it was to drive her favourite car ever, with big V-8 power. We both laughed.
As the former owner explained, eventually she got a new car but never wanted to trade-in or get rid of her awesome V-8 Jag. It stayed as their Arizona car while she travelled back/forth to Calgary Alberta. Eventually she brought the car here. It wasn't in use anymore but, she held and held and held onto it. As I understand, it spent the vast part of the last 30 years sitting indoors unused. Her son would occasionally start it up and held it in his garage for a while.
The previous owner lady lives in our neighbourhood. I learned of the car when it was brought out of the garage about a year ago and parked outside with a cover on it. I was curious what it was under the cover. Her new husband didn't like the car much, and I got the distinct impression that it represented times with her late husband. While he was eager to see it gone, I was eager to see it come with me. We were mutually happy. The car is a blast to drive. The engine has got great power. It's also deceivingly silent. This thing is absolutely fabulous. Price was right and I couldn't resist. Now, reality... I just can't keep the car.
The car has it's great points, and a few, well... not so great. One hubcap is missing (you may have noticed). Also, the back seat is in very poor shape. There is some dryness to the interior and some cracking here and there. The fronts were redone; quite marvellously I might add. They look splendid. Plus new door panels are in boxes in the trunk, as well as some other tidbits. The car doesn't need much but, I'll describe this as a fabulous "project" for handier person with more time than I have nevertheless.