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    The introduction of the XJ6 in ushered in a new era for Jaguar. It was the beginning of a time where all of the cars that rolled out of the.

    For , Jaguar introduced a long wheelbase version of the XJ6 sedan called the XJ6L. Pricing for the XJ6 was $10, while the XJ6L was listed at $11,

    1974 jaguar xj6

    1974 jaguar xj6

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    1974 jaguar xj6

    1974 jaguar xj6

    1974 jaguar xj6

    1974 jaguar xj6

    1974 jaguar xj6

    Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 - Classic Car Review | Honest John

    The end for the Series 3 finally came in November , after a production run of , cars since So was the XJ saloon a success? It was a critical and technical success designed The introduction of the XJ6 in ushered in a new era for Jaguar. It was the beginning of a time where all of the cars that rolled out of the Browns Lane factory were based on one platform - all the way from the XJ 2.

    Once again, Browns Lane was building the best affordable luxury saloon in the world. The Series I XJ6 was not an entirely new car, though, as it was powered by the impressive XK twin-cam engine that first saw the light of day in The XJ was launched with its XK engine available in two sizes - 2. The smaller car ended up lacking performance and reliability, so the larger version became the optimum model in the range.

    1974 jaguar xj6

    But it was designed to reinvent the Jaguar brand, moving it forwards significantly. The XJ boasted independent suspension all-round, and an opulent new interior to match its expansive compared with the Mk2-based cars exterior dimensions. It lacked a little in rear legroom, but that was fixed with the arrival of the later long-whellbase body. Rust is a significant issue, though, and few unrestored cars remain. In , and a year after it was rolled out in the E-type Series 3, the Hassan-designed V12 engine was installed in the XJ saloon body.

    The turbine-smooth power unit found its true home in the larger XJ bodyshell. With up to bhp in the later versions, it offered mph performance and effortless high-speed cruising. The most beautiful of the lot - the XJC - was also the most incomplete model in the range. It didn't help that it was prematurely announced in the summer of - two years before it went on sale. And consequently, the XJ 5. Circumstance certainly didn't help - the eventual launch conincided with the fuel crisis and then recession, and sales dried up to almost nothing.

    1974 jaguar xj6

    But worse of all, the coupe's arrival coincided with the introduction of the Series 2 model, which saw many downgrades in build and material quality.

    Also, the frameless windows which caused much trouble during development were noisy at speed and often, while the later Lucas fuel injection set-up caused further problems. But it wasn't all bad with the Series 2. The new heating and ventilation system was welcome, as was the improved fuel economy thanks to an updated engine. The interior received a substantial update, but the only visual differences externally were the smaller grille and raised bumpers, to help the XJ meet US safety regulations.

    The slimline front helped it look more modern. But these were tough years for Jaguar, and its reputation as a quality carmaker was put to the test on the back of failing XJs. But that was turned around after the arrival of the re-roofed by Pininfarina Series 3, which after the arrival of new boss John Egan, started being built to a much higher standard.

    1974 jaguar xj6

    So much so, that when the XJ6 went out of production in the XJ12 hung on until , it was enjoying its strongest ever sales. Not bad for a car that had been in production 18 years at that point.

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