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1972 Jaguar XJ6


1972 Jaguar XJ6 – Origin Story

In 1968, Sir William Lyons (the founder of Jaguar), unveiled the XJ6, his final sedan design to the world. Many consider the Series I  to Series III XJ’s to be the definitive modern Jaguar sedans. The engine commonly found in these series models was the twin overhead cam 4.2L inline 6 cylinder engine derived from the classic Jaguar XK racing motor. Other engines offered included the 2.8L and 3.4L inline 6 and a glorious 5.3L V12.

The XJ design has evolved through five generations. The first three models are differentiated by very slight styling or mechanical variations, meaning that they share the same basic bodyshell and engine. The fourth and fifth generation XJ6’s saw Jaguar incorporate major body, mechanical and electrical redesigns. The series versions of the XJ6 are as follows: Series I (1968-73), Series II (1973-79), Series III (1979-87), XJ40 (1986-94), and X300 (1995-current).

The Jaguar XJ was introduced in September 1968 with power-assisted steering and leather upholstery standard on the 2.8 L De Luxe and 4.2 L models, and air conditioning was offered as an optional extra on the 4.2 L model. Since the XJ was considered to be a luxury sedan, 90% of these cars were fitted with automatic transmissions. The XJ inherited an unusual feature in the form of twin fuel tanks from the Mark X and S-Type saloons, the tanks were positioned on each side of the boot or trunk, and were filled using two separately lockable filler caps: one on the top of each of the wings above the rear wheel arches.

Daimler versions were launched in October 1969, an upmarket version of the XJ was marketed under the Daimler brand and called the Daimler Sovereign, thereby continuing the name from the Daimler version of the Jaguar 420.

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Layout / number of cylinders 6
Displacement 2792 cm3 / 170.8 cui
Engine Layout Front-engine
Horespower 140 hp
@ rpm
Torque 150 lb-ft
Compression ratio 8.5 : 1
Top Track Speed 182 km/h
0 - 60 mph 11.5 s
Manual Gearbox 4 Gears
Fuel consumption
City (estimate) 11.3 - 13.6
Highway (estimate) 12.5 - 15.1
Length 189.5 in
Width 69.75 in
Height 52.75 in
Wheelbase 108.75 in
Maximum payload
Curb weight
Luggage compartment volume 17 cu. ft.
Fuel Tank Capacity 105 liter
Year: 1972
Make: Jaguar
Model: XJ6
Body Style: 4-Door Sedan
Condition: Good
Location: Cape Town
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 2.8L Inline 6 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Royal Blue
MPG: 13.6 City / 15.1 Highway

Fuel Efficiency Rating

  • City: 13.6
  • Highway: 15.1

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition.

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