1985 Jaguar XJ6


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Automatic Transmission

Engine 4.2 lt


In late 1979, the XJ was facelifted again, and was known as the "Series III."  Using the long-wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign by Pininfarina. 

Externally, the most obvious changes over the SII were the thicker and more incorporated rubber
 bumperswith decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, 
a one-piece frontdoor glass without a separate 1/4 light, a grille with only vertical vanes, 
reverse lights moved from theboot plinth to the larger rear light clusters and a revised roofline 
with narrower door frames and increased glass area.

There were three engine variants, including the 5.3 L V12, the 4.2 L straight-six and 3.4 L straight-six.
 The larger six-cylinder, and V12 models incorporated Bosch fuel injection (made under license by Lucas) 
while the smaller six-cylinder was carbureted. The smaller 3.4 L six-cylinder engine was not offered in the U.S. This 85 Jaguar has the 4.6 L straight 6.

Many of our photos were taken at the Frontiers Of Flight air museum at the Dallas Love Field. Thanks as always to our friends at the museum and please stop in and visit them if you find yourself in Dallas. This is a very unusual Jaguar. The owner spent a great deal of time and money keeping the original 4.2 Litre straight 6 engine running well. He however decided to swap out the original transmission for a GM T700 auto transmission.

The dark green paint is in good condition throughout. There are a few minor little flaws. The interior in our XJ6 is in exceptional condition for it's age. There is a little cracking on the woodgrain, but all in all it's like new. There is a little flaw on the console lid too.

The engine compartment is clean and detailed. We have receipts for all work done on the car from 2001 to the most recent. The XJ6 runs and drives very well. The undercarriage is very clean on the 85 Jag. We see a tiny amount of surface rust, and a very solid clean floor.