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Friday 13th July 2012

SOTW: Jaguar XJ6 LWB

Shed fancies the chauffeur treatment this week, with a stretched XJ



Motoring pleasure comes in many forms, and you don't always have to be behind the wheel to enjoy yourself in a car. And no, we're not talking about a steamy back-seat fumble; Shed would not be so indecorous as that.


No, we're talking about the pleasure of being driven as you lounge luxuriously in the back seat of your executive limo, checking out the latest share prices in the FT or possibly hiring and firing on the integral carphone.

Of course, if you're casting around in the ratty dungeons of Shed of the Week territory, you're unlikely to be on the board of a FTSE 100 company, but it is nice to at least fantasize, and age has done little to diminish the classy appeal of today's SOTW.

Sure, the 3.2-litre AJ16 is the least powerful of those available in the X300 XJ6, but this refined-looking black number is the long wheelbase version, so you get to enjoy the much-needed extra legroom in the rear for that bit longer, as James takes it easy cruising you back to the Home Counties after a hard day in the city.


This particular example seems to have a little blemish on the rear bumper chrome, and the fact that the radio isn't working is an irritation, but it appears to have done just 59,000 miles, comes with plenty of history and the leather upholstery looks almost new (at least in the pictures).

And if the idea of hiring a driver is too much for your wallet (though at only £995 for the car it might make an interesting alternative to buying a £90,000 executive saloon and losing £30K in first-year depreciation) you could always don the peaked cap yourself and make the car earn its keep...

Advert is reproduced below

£995 Jaguar XJ 3.2 4DR AUTO LWB 1996
4 Doors, Automatic, Saloon, Petrol, 59,000 miles, Black, MOT-01-2013. Low mileage LWB Jaguar in black ,with service history and lots of old MOT,s 96 N reg car Tax end DEC 2012 MOT jan 2013 Not a rusty old thing , Radio not working , Drives well ,ready to go , Call phil direct on 07768 780777 for further details on this vehicle ABS, Adjustable steering column/wheel, Alloy wheels, Central locking, Leather seats, Remote locking, Solid Paint. Insurance Group:18. £995 p/x to clear





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davidcharles

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any dictator on hard times is gonna grab a bargain...

Bitzer

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55 months

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Limo time!

lou556

151 posts

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I shall be using my fathers 97 XJ6 3.2 for a wedding next week, I must say that the extra legroom of the LWB would not go a miss !!


Krikkit

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What a magnificent cruiser - won't get you there very quickly, but you won't be too stressed! Lovely. biggrin

carinaman

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'Sure, the 3.2-litre XJ16 is the least powerful'

AJ16. smile
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Riggers

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carinaman said:
'Sure, the 3.2-litre XJ16 is the least powerful'

AJ16. smile
Dang my fumbly fingers/brain...

StoatInACoat

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Love it. Headroom is the issue in the back however despite their size although it's worth it for the roofline and the proportions of the car. My dad is about to replace his X300 with an X350 which isn't a patch on this shape IMO.

V8Triumph

5,982 posts

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If I only had £1000 to spend on a car, I'd be buying an XJ6. However, it'd probably be an XJ40. Great wafter - shedding at it's best. biggrin

So many of these about that you can afford to be picky though and personally I'd choose any colour than black ... (or silver!)

courtg9000

91 posts

60 months

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Great shed this week.
I like this a lot

cliffie

170 posts

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Best shed for ages, it has got me fumbling down the back of the sofa.

hman

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So Much want- I really really like these Jags - for a grand - whats not to like??

gforceg

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Riggers said:
Dang my fumbly fingers/brain...
Was that a back seat fumble?

moskvich427

172 posts

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That is the definition of the word "barge" smile Awesome.

Twoshoe

197 posts

71 months

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Great shed!

Love the in-car phone - although it presumably would no longer work?

Accumul8

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That is beautiful. Great shed to make up for last week's debacle!

carinaman

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I guess it's sold as the link no longer works.

There are 14 other XJs on Autotrader within the shed budget, even if they've changed their website and it now looks like the PH classifieds beta, though I'm not sure if Autotrader has two entries for Matra like the PH classifieds beta does.

I like the look of this one:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...


Mark-C

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A massive improvement on last week ... well done Riggers thumbup

This is a great looking car for the money and it may not have massive power but it will waft along quite happily on 3.2 litres. I reckon it may be a little bit late though - would have made a brilliant Le Mans taxi ....

LordFlathead

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carinaman said:
I guess it's sold as the link no longer works.

There are 14 other XJs on Autotrader within the shed budget, even if they've changed their website and it now looks like the PH classifieds beta, though I'm not sure if Autotrader has two entries for Matra like the PH classifieds beta does.

I like the look of this one:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...
Ok fess up. Who bought it biggrin

carinaman

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What is a bit odd is that I didn't spot it was an LWB until I read the article, but when I first saw the photos I thought it looked big bottomed and perhaps it was the black paint making it appear that way. I don't know how I failed to spot all that extra glass on the side. redface

king arthur

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Krikkit said:
What a magnificent cruiser - won't get you there very quickly,
Will if you want it to. The 3.2 is not exactly a slow car, unlike the old 2.9 SOHC.
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