My 1969 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1
The Series 1 has always been a favorite of mine. In many ways it is the purist of all the XJ models. Voted on release in 1968 as 'The Best Car in the World' The last car designed by William Lyons except for some input he had in the development of the XJC the prototype of which was based initially on the Series 1. As a manual overdrive it is quite a rare car and one that will be largely my daily driver.
A tidy engine bay that will respond well to some TLC. Will consider triple carbs if I can find them and a manifold at the right price.
The Series one has a powerful look from the front with the low bumper and deep grill an almost mean look. You can almost hear it Groooowwwling
First step is a full service, new left hand fuel tank installed, new radiator hoses and a new set of whit wall tyres (205/70/15) to replace the undersized tyres (205/60/15) that came with the car.
- A replacement front bumper, not perfect but so much better than the previous one.
- Stainless steel wheel arches set it off nicely.
- LED lights fitted to the reversing and numberplate lights.
- Manual switch added to the aux choke to allow manual control, works great.
- New set of front springs have rectified the low ride height at the front.
- Repaired the internal courtesy lights.
- New boot rubbers and carpet. Fire extinguisher mounted in the boot.
- Lambs wool seat covers to the front seats to cover the seats that really do need attention at some time in the future.
- Period style door mirrors added.