The Jaguar XJ6 Sedan dating from 1982 to 1986 represents one
of the best buys in the Luxury Car Market. These years produced
the most reliable Jaguars as well as the classic Jaguar design.
As evidence, the newer Jaguars have returned to this design by
abandoning the futuristic digital dash and the headlights.
The XJ6 Cars have very little, if any annual changes. They are
updated based more on engineering improvements than on planned
obsolesce. The first XJ6 was introduced in 1968, utilizing the
4.2 liter twin-overhead cam engine design that had been powering
Jaguars ever since 1948. It began a life as a 3.4 liter engine
powering XK120 Jaguar which at time was the fastest production
car in the world. The design evolved over the years into the 4.2
liter engine with modern updates such as fuel injection.
The first XJ6 Sedan had a shorter wheel base but in 1974 it was
lengthened to 113 inches that remains unchanged today. The XJ6
of the mid eighties produces 155 h.p., which gives the two ton
car a top speed of 120 mph. The cars have leather seats and beautiful
wooden dashboards and trim. The cars exude old world elegance.
The ride is very subdued but very precise. The car handles much
like a sports car but without the harshness. The cars a re quiet
and have very well placed controls. The SE Jaguars have traditional
style with exceptional engineering.
Today a 1996 Jaguar XJ6 sells for base price of $56,900. Considering
the sales and luxury tax and a few common upgrades, the drive
home price could easily be over $60,000. However, the 1982 to
1986 Jaguars range between $6,000 to $12,000 depending on condition,
miles and options.
The design and performance is very similar to the new Jaguars
since they were re-designed with round headlights, and analog
dashes of the mid 80's cars. With such a high price for a very
similar car, the prices are not expected to fall below the current
levels. Many people actually expect the prices to actually increase
on the older Jaguars. This is very probable, due to the decreasing
availability an increased demand for these Mid-eighties models.
Consider a mid-eighties XJ6 Jaguar for your next luxury car.
It can be purchased for an "alley cat" price but gives
true Jaguar Elegance.
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