1975 Jaguar XJ6C Makes Slow the Best Way to Go
In this beautiful Jaguar classic, it’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey to it.
Jaguar has a long history of making fast cars. If it not outright race cars, Jaguar’s signature models, from the XJ220 to the F-TYPE, have been capable of going quickly on public roads. Its SVO division has brought the speed and performance of modern Jags to all-new highs. But not all Jaguars have to be driven quickly.
Just ask Chris Glancy. Petrolicious did in the video up top. He’s the owner of a beautifully preserved 1975 Jaguar XJ6C. As if the XJ sedan wasn’t attractive enough, Jaguar made a pillarless coupe version of the XJ in the mid to late 1970s. According to Glancy, the XJ coupe was company founder Sir William Lyons‘ favorite model. Once glance at it and its smooth, flowing lines makes it easy to see why.
The XJ coupe was available with either an I6 or a V12. Glancy has had his six-cylinder model for the past 2 years. As is to be expected with any classic car (especially a Jaguar), Glancy has had to perform an extensive amount of maintenance and repairs.
That just means it’s always ready to be driven. And Glancy and his family are ready to go on trips in it that take them outside of the urban sprawl of Los Angeles. The speed with which they get there is not an issue. The destination is almost secondary. The journey is what matters. Glancy and his wife and daughter take the scenic route, not the fastest path. That gives them more time to savor the sights along the way, the experience of traveling with his family in an heirloom vehicle, and being behind the XJ6C’s wooden wheel. We’re glad he prefers a leisurely driving pace. It makes seeing his gorgeous vintage Jag easier.