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Old 11-29-2018, 02:16 PM
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Hi All,

I have developed a craving to get an XJ6C.
My thinking is that these cars are beautiful AND very rare. They might even appreciate in the future.

Are there any model specific issues with these cars?
Are parts readily available?

If I find a good car at a reasonable price, should I buy it?

Any thoughts, positive or negative are appreciated.

Cheers,
John
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:18 PM
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If I find a good car at a reasonable price, should I buy it?
If I win a lottery, should I spend it all on Jaguars?

 
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:30 PM
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Well, some people do have other expensive hobbies too and and XJ 6 is always better than an XJ 12 ....

I have a 2001 XJ 8 and a 1988 Fiat Panda and both are money pits so I do not think that you are crazier than the rest of us here.
 
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Why is an XJ6 better than an XJ12?
 
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Why is an XJ6 better than an XJ12?
Because you have half the trouble with it.
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Because you have half the trouble with it.
(';')
Thats funny!
 
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You know you want it.
 
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Originally Posted by LnrB View Post
Because you have half the trouble with it.
(';')

And derive only half as much ownership satisfaction

Cheers
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Originally Posted by Jestocost View Post

Are there any model specific issues with these cars?
Are parts readily available?

My non-expert impression is that coupe-specific parts are hard to find. These would primarily be trim/appearance parts and window mechanism parts.

Cheers
DD
 
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My non-expert impression is that coupe-specific parts are hard to find. These would primarily be trim/appearance parts and window mechanism parts.

Cheers
DD
Do not forget the electrics are by Sir Joseph Lucas, the Pince of Darkness ...
 
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:36 PM
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Buy one and then tell us all about it.
As Doug said there isn't much difference other than trim and anything to do with the windows.
All the other foibles will be the same as a normal XJ6/12.
 
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Do not forget the electrics are by Sir Joseph Lucas, the Pince of Darkness ...

Yeah, but those problems are easy to fix compared to many others!

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I don't hear a lot of talking out of it.... did you buy yet?
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:19 PM
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Going to take my mechanic and look at it this weekend.
1976 XJ6C with possible fuel tank or fuel line issues.
Looks really clean in the pictures.

The thing that really got my attention was $2000.
I know I should just buy it sight unseen for that price but I don't have room to store a long term restoration project.
 
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There are several XJ6's that have been maintained &/or restored to be reliable on the market. In fact my nephew purchased an awesome 1987 he went w/ the Chevy 350 mod. on his, so not all original but so far it has been drama free & is his daily driver.
 
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Life is too short ~ go after what you want, before it is no longer available!
 
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Buy it and put the Broadspeed kit and paint on, it will be awesome!
 
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Hello John,
I have just begun a full restoration on a 1977 XJC 4.2 and it will be the 30th + Series 2 / Series 3 XJ6 I have restored over the last couple of decades. Of course, like any car, the better the basis to start restoring, the easier the task - that said, mine has previously had the metal roof hacked off for a botched convertible conversion and I still bought it knowing I will have to fabricate the roof (much like they did originally at Browns Lane in the 70's); so it just depends how far you want to go. I can say, they are a very unique driving experience - if you love the standard XJ6 Series 2 then a coupe with those disappearing windows is a sheer delight on a sunny afternoon drive in the country.
Anyway, just wanted to give you some well-meaning encouragement!
 
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Why is an XJ6 better than an XJ12?
I think it depends on the owner/buyer. If you open the bonnet on an XJ12 and feel a sense of horror then its not for you. If it makes you smile you'll be good.
 
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Originally Posted by yarpos View Post
I think it depends on the owner/buyer. If you open the bonnet on an XJ12 and feel a sense of horror then its not for you. If it makes you smile you'll be good.
I like that A V12 isn't for everybody.

Most any V12 enthusiast will tell you, though, that facing your fears is worth it !

Cheers
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