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Jaguar Classic & SPECIAL INTEREST, XJ6 Series III Grand Touring Saloon

For sale: 1986 Jaguar XJ6 4 door sedan

Technical specifications

Item location:
Clearwater, Florida, United States
4 door sedan
Sedan 4 door
4 door Saloon
Engine size:
Chevrolet crate motor 350
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Interior color:
Savile Grey
CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title:
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SHECAT1 is truly an immaculate Classic Restoration and special interest car. Appraised in 2014 at $44,500. The odometer was not turned back when the new V8 350 crate engine conversion by John's Cars was installed and has only 58,721 miles on the new engine. I bought the car new from Crown in St. Petersburg, Florida and have owned the car asthe only owner (female) since late1985. SHECAT1 has always been in Florida and garaged. The car has always met every expectation...beauty, luxury, drivability and pure class! In 1998 at 155,963 milesthe car was a daily driver and needed restoration. SHECAT1 has a different story from many of her era....she never left me on the side of the road and I never needed the second car to drive which was the standing joke AMONG NON-JAG OWNERS! The conversioncame about because I didn't like the new Jaguars of the time nor anything else on the road. I loved my XJ6 Jag! The restoration objective was to continue to drive the car daily and returnher to the original beauty maintaining the reliability I was used to. Discussion about the maintenance affordability and option of how to accomplish thisfollowed. My husband who was a car collector found the shop to restore my CAT. Special Cars Only in Oldsmar, Florida (813 854-4494 or 813 368-2566). Keith and Jimmy work on the car and the total restoration took almost a year to complete. These guys do nothing but quality and in fact have been mentioned in Cavallino Magazine December 2008/January 2009,edition#168 for their work on a rare 250TRI Ferrari sports racer. Their shop is mentioned in that edition on page 46 for their part in the success of the car in both Pebble Beach Concours and for "Best of Show" at the March 2006 Amelia Island Concours. I mention this only for an idea of the quality of their work. They would be happy to speak to any potential buyer about the restoration. Restored in her original stunning black exterior with Savile Grey original interiors with walnut wood in 1999-2000....this CAT is truly one of the best in theUnited States.SHECAT1 became a garage queen after I had driven the car fora couple of years which is the reason for only 58,721 miles on the new engine. The reality of the cost of her restoration at $120K made me decide to deem her a "GARAGE QUEEN" after realizing there was no way to protect my investment from the interstate roadhazards such as trucksthrowing out stones and pebbles. I had too much invested. A daily driver she is for someone buying her and spending far less.
When the restoration project started, the mechanic who had serviced the car after the new car warranty was out, introduced me to John's Cars (http://www.johnscars.com/) and wanted me toconsider the engine conversion being I wanted a affordable and dependable daily driver.At the time of restoration, the original engine type(1986, 6 cylinder, fuel injected 258 CID) was old technology and Jaguar had not yet built a new type engine. The options for the engine was either to rebuild the original engine or find another rebuilt. The third option, putting a new 350, V8 crate motor was considered.John's Cars Conversions had 20 years of experienceat the time of my restoration. Prior to the decision, I completed many interviews with other owners who had made the same decision with Johns Cars for their CATS. I decided to convert the engine.
The car and I havebeenmembers of the local Suncoast Jaguar Club as Display class andSHECAT1 ison the club brochure. She has also been featured in several magazines involved with my business. My reason for offering the car is the reposition of assetsand because she deserves to be shown and driven which I am not doing presently. My husband passed away in 2012and the interest of classic cars without him is not the same.SHECAT1 comes with the original boot tools and maintenance hand book as well as the dealer original bill of sell. She has an updated stereo and security system and wears Parelli tires. I have documentation of all restoration costs and apicture history of the phases of restoration at Special Cars Only. Owning SHECAT1 for theauction price and less than $120K will be a great monetary gain for someone. The monetary gain is a huge plus to her purchase but so are the facts of few XJ6's in good condition on the roadAND she turns heads! Even if one decided to return the engine and transmissionback to the original, there is still a monetary gain in the body and interior quality and cost of that part of the restoration. I would like the vanity plate (SHECAT1) to stay with the car if agreed.This is a special car to drive daily or own as a collector. The wife of any of you guys would love the car too!

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