10k: 4-speeds: 1969 Jaguar XJ6 Sedan Mk I
The Jaguar XJ6 saloon car is a noted exception to the rule of sedans being cheap and undesirable, because the XJ6 is bloody gorgeous and nice examples demand premium cash. This feature isn’t in perfect condition , but it is equipped with a 4-speed gearbox making it a shaggy unicorn. Find this 1969 Jaguar XJ6 Sedan Mk I for sale in Bronxville, NY for $8,900 via hemmings. Tip from Chris D.
The Series I Jaguar XJ was the last car from Jaguar to have input from Sir William Lyons, the founder of Swallow Sidecar (SS) Company, which post WWII changed its name to Jaguar to avoid the negative connotation with the Nazi SS. This sedan is what yesterday’s custom built coupe would have looked like before the tummy tuck.
Power comes from Jaguar’s big 4.2 liter inline-6 that puts out 245 horsepower and 283 ft-lbs of torque and is typically mated to an automatic, but in this one the driver gets to select his own gears!
We aren’t sure if this was originally a 4-speed manual car from the factory or if this one has been swapped in from somewhere else, but since it was originally from Portugal there is a chance this is a factory setup. The BMW floormats, however, are definitely not stock for an XJ6 (although maybe an omen of things to come, since ze Germans ended up buying the majority of British car manufacturers, excluding Jaguar).
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If this was a Series II car I'd be on it immediately. The thought of driving a manual trans XJ6 is just awesome on several levels.
Jaguar sold a few 4-spd LHD cars in mainland Europe, such as this Portuguese import. Speedometer in km/hr will make it seem faster. Quality of the repaint is the only concern.