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Hi all first time poster so be gentle!!

I have a 1969 Series 1 XJ6 4.2 Manual and I would love to know how many of these are left on the road and how I would find out the producing line number.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Hello, Colin,
We're always gentle with new members. We wait for a while before we give them the business. LOL
We have several Series I owners as members in this section. One of them might be able to give you an estimate of the production numbers of these cars.

Before you go much farther though, you really should stop by the New Members section and post an introduction.
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here you go first time poster! ( bienvenido )

this production chart came from Jaguar World Magazine 14 years ago, so considering cars being destroyed by crash, or parted out in those 14 years, the existing numbers of any Series XJ are by now, a lot less than those shown.

The numbers of every Series XJ produced were for the entire world.
 
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Most of the production of XJ6s were of coarse autos, I have just sold a 73 manual with electric overdrive. It was a run out model with factory headrests and a few other extras. I was reliably informed that there was only 73 of them built. That will give you some idea of the manual to auto ratio.
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Interesting chart! Any idea whether those numbers are model year or calendar year?
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The manual version is always described as "rare" in stuff I've read. Could there only have been 79 though? If so, wow!

I seem to recall -- hopefully correctly -- that most were for the British market.

One thing might be to contact the heritage unit at Jaguar. I'm sure they'd be willing to say how many were made and maybe even give a guess about how many survivors there are given who all has applied for a heritage certificate for one of them.

I bet it's huge fun to drive?
 
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correction: 73 as per anarchy's post.
 
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Jose Interesting chart! Any idea whether those numbers are model year or calendar year? Andrew.
they must be model year Andrew, since in those days Jaguar assembled cars one year ahead of their release. For example my 1965 S type was assembled in 1964, (month unknown), to be sold as a 1965 model.
 
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Jose is right about this one year lag. The heritage certificate lists my car as built in 1970 but has it as a 1971. When ordering parts I always say it's a 1971 and so far that's not lead to any issues with wrong parts arriving. It'd be interesting to know if it could with certain parts b/c there were variations within each series.
 
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my 1984 XJ-6 shows the door jamb label with a build-date of 1983 but was first sold and registered as a 1984 model in late 1984.

as to parts, Jaguar used parts in the Series 1, 2, and 3 XJ that were first produced for the 1963-1968 S type and the 1967-1968 420, and which were also used in the last MK-2 aka as 240 and 340.

I can see bits and pieces of hardware in my 1965 S type that were incorporated in my 1984 (1983) XJ-6.

I think the only things that were really different in all Jaguar models were the different body panels with their respective windscreens and bumpers, also some interior parts.

Engines were all the same when Jaguar went to the 4.2 and dropped the 3.8 and 2.4 engines from production, even though you could still special-order the other engines all the way to 1970 but only for certain markets like UK, AU, and SA.

this information is documented in 1990's articles published by Jaguar World Magazine after Ford's takeover of Jaguar, which in my opinion, was a disaster and I'm glad Jaguar got rid of Ford's bad influence. (that is my personal opinion of course).
 
 
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