1988 Jaguar XJ40/XJ6


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1988 Jaguar XJ6
Price
$5,900
Condition
Very Good
Mileage
76,000
Transmission Type
Automatic
Exterior Color
Blue
Interior Color
Blue
Category  Foreign Cars

Description
1988 Jaguar XJ40/XJ6 This car was sold new from Gorin Jaguar in Hartford, CT and now 32 years later is just 5 mins away from that old dealership location. It was sold with 35,000 miles on it to a man from Newport RI but it didn't stay there long as the third owner purchased the XJ40 nearly 25 years ago. He and his wife drove it regularly out for dinners, etc but it wasn't a daily driver. They put roughly 30,000 miles on it over the 20+ years they owned the car. In 2016 he passed away and .....
the current owner was contacted to purchase it from the estate. He drove it a little and always kept it garaged like the previous owner. Knowing the previous owner, he knew the car had been well taken care of and maintained regularly. The big cat presents very well with no rust or rot anywhere. The Arctic Blue (JEX) paint is beautiful and in some light looks almost grey metallic and in other light, really shows the light blue metallic. There are only a couple of blemishes in the paint and the bright work is very shiny and not pitted. The interior shows some of those 76K miles, with a droopy headliner, bolster wear on the driver seat, and some wrinkling and shrinking of the leather here and there. All of those addressable by a moderately experienced shade tree enthusiast. The leather is JEF code Isis Blue and the interior includes power steering; 4 wheel power disc brakes; cruise control; power seats; power locks; intermittent wipers; tilt wheel; courtesy lights; rear center arm rest; rear seat heat/AC; AC (currently not operational.. recharge?); J-Gate shifter on the automatic transmission. The 3.6L straight six sends out a strong 221HP and 240lbft through the 3 speed auto to the IRS. Despite her size, the car gets up to 60MPH in just about 9 seconds. The car runs and drives very well, as a Jaguar should. The brakes are a bit squishy though and may need to be bled. A bit of a juxtaposition of very, clean, beautiful paint and great interior bits and some minor wear items that offset. Overall, a car most of us would be proud to drive and with the low mileage, she'll last a very long time, the Jaguar AJ6 is known to run a long life, often times near to 200K miles. With all of that, the asking price is just $5,900 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to set up a viewing, or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
Features
Air Conditioning
Power Seats
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
Cassette Player
Power Windows
Cruise Control
Sunroof
Power Disc Brakes
Tilt Wheel
Power Locks
Tinted Windows
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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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