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SERIES 3 JAGUAR SOVEREIGN XJ6 4.2 AUTO BLACK SOLD (1985)
|Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 Auto.|
Black with leather interior.
MOT to October 2013.
Tax Ė August 2013.
I bought the car in September 2011, after promising myself I wouldnít have another series 3. But this one looked amazing in black, so I couldnít resist.
Itís a reluctant sale. Iíve hesitated in the past about whether to advertise it for sale or not. I spent a long time looking for a series 3 as nice as this. Iíve had two previous series 3s, and this is by far the best of them.
In itís favour, I think this car is a lot nicer to drive than any of the later shape XJ40 cars. Itís smooth, stable and quiet at any speed. The gearbox works as it should.
Reconditioned starter motor. Good oil pressure. Working handbrake. Rebuilt handbrake calipers for last MOT. New rear brake pads, and new handbrake pads.
New speedometer transducer just fitted. The old one had started working only intermittently, a couple of weeks ago, which was a nuisance because it also affected the cruise control and the onboard computer.
Electric sunroof works.
Central locking works.
Cruise control works.
Front electric windows work.
Electric door mirrors both work.
Electric height adjustable front seats.
Panel fit is surprisingly good for a 1980s Leyland car.
4 Jaguar rubber floor mats.
All the doors open and close correctly from the outside and interior handles.
When I first bought the car, the front passenger door didnít open from the inside or outside handles, due to lack of lubrication on the interior catch mechanism which had seized up. This is now working properly.
New distributor cap and rotor arm, new spark plugs.
Jaguar toolkit, spare wheel with newish Pirelli tyre, jack and wheelbrace in the boot.
The car had a small amount of welding on the front offside inner wing / chassis box section for the last MOT, after which a generous amount of waxoyl was added.
During my ownership, I have made some cosmetic repairs to the driversí side rear wheelarch, and waxoyled both of them from inside to protect them.
Service History. The service book is stamped up as far as 98,666 miles. Main dealer up to 50,000 and then Jaguar specialist thereafter, other than the 98,666 one, which is Doves Jaguar, South Croydon.
In addition to the service book, there are several old MOTs, dating back to 1992 and an invoice for a set of Pirelli P4000s
Costs me a little over £100 a year to insure, fully comprehensive, on an agreed value classic policy.
The roof lining starting to sag in places, but thatís part of the charm of a car like this, and it isnít bad enough to have been a problem.
The air conditioning has never worked during my ownership. Iíve not had it checked or refilled.
The lattice alloy wheels look ok, but to improve the appearance of the car, they do need repainting. As you will see from the pictures, the lacquer is lifting in a few places on them. Having said that, they really havenít deteriorated all that much in the time Iíve had the car.
I am open to sensible offers. Please come and see the car and have a chat if youíre interested.
Cash on collection only.