1975 Jaguar XJ6C (coupe) project


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1975 Jaguar XJ6
Price
$4,800
Condition
Project
Mileage
58,000
Transmission Type
Automatic
Exterior Color
White
Interior Color
Red
Category  Project Vehicles

Description
1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe or XJ-C These are fairly rare as they produced less than 3000 of them in the first year of production and only around 6000 in total between mostly 75 and 78. This car was owned for quite a while by one of the local Jaguar club's members who then traded the car into another member's restoration facility for a newer car. The restoration shop was going to do a full restoration on her but with too many other projects going, this one fell to the way side and they have now .....
decided to sell it. I am assisting in finding this pillarless Cat a new home. This is a numbers matching car; Engine, trans and body all match the numbers on the engine bay data plate. The car has about 58,000 miles and was originally white over a red leather interior. The original engine, which turns over and will run with a gas feed, is the 4.2 litre DOHC straight 6 that made Jaguar famous. There are two replacement tanks that come with the car, they should probably be flushed and coated, a rather easy DIY project. The body is solid except for the driver floor which is rusty and showing some holes. It will need to be replaced, however, replacement panels are very easy to source. All the glass is in very good shape, however, she will need new window seals as the windows are currently simply sitting in the channel, taped in place. The interior will probably need the most work, however, there are most of the needed parts included in the assorted boxes. The rear seat may be re-upholsterable... The car has the usual Jaguar amenities; Power steering, Power brakes, AC, leather interior, intermittent wipers, power windows, telescoping steering wheel and AM/FM radio with multiple speakers. These car are finally starting to come into their own with values rising roughly 30% over the last two years on them. In the hands of the right person this lithe cat can be made into either a concours winning piece of mid 70's art or simply set up as a great driver, set to prowl the back country roads again. I've included a photo of another XJ-C to show the possibilities. The price for this currently down trodden kitty is only $4800. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
Features
2dr
Power Disc Brakes
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
AM/FM Radio
Power Windows
Power Brakes
Tilt Wheel
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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