In 1968, the Jaguar XJ6 set new standards for luxury cars and spawned more than a dozen variants over the next 20 years, including the iconic 12 cylinder cars. This book guides you systematically though 3 different series of production, 4 engines and long or short wheelbase saloons or coupes, pointing out faults common to all versions as well as some specific to each model. Working via initial quick-check guidance and then in detail, step-by-step, through the strengths and weaknesses of your potential purchase, you'll avoid buying a bad example and maximize the value and enjoyment you get out of your investment in one of motoring s landmark cars. The book also points you towards the major players in the Jaguar community to help you maintain and improve your Jaguar. Packed with 100 new detail pictures and with a unique points system, this book is truly essential for any potential XJ6 owner.
With two E-type books to his credit, Peter Crespin has many years' experience working on his own Jaguars, which include classic and modern cars and a 1974 Series 2 Daimler used as a daily driver. A frequent contributor to various technical internet forums, Peter has four decades' experience of building and occasionally racing classic bikes and working on classic cars from his well-equipped workshop. A medical writer by profession, he turns his analytical talents to the task of sorting through the three series, four engine sizes and three body styles of the XJ Jaguars sold from 1968 to 1992.
Introduction & Foreword; Contents; 1. Is a Jaguar the right car for you?; 2. Cost considerations; 3. Living with a sporting sedan; 4. Relative values; 5. Before you view; 6. Inspection equipment; 7. Fifteen minute evaluation; 8. Key points; 9. Serious evaluation; 10. Auctions; 11. Paperwork; 12. What s it worth?; 13. Do you really want to restore?; 14. Paint problems; 15. Lack of use problems; 16. The E-type community; 17. Vital statistics; Index.