Friday, April 29, 2016

Auction Watch: 1977 Jaguar XJ6C

Take a look at this 1977 Jaguar XJ6C here on eBay bidding for $5,100 reserve-not-met with auction ending next Tuesday at 9AM Pacific.

 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1977
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): uh2j53033bw Mileage: 79,770
Transmission: Automatic Make: Jaguar
Body Type: Coupe Model: XJ6
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Trim: COUPE
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: RWD
Options: Leather Seats Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sub Model: xj6c Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Gray For Sale By: Private Seller
Interior Color: Black Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8

This 2 door coupe is in good mechanical condition,the motor runs strong and the car drives well. The body is straight except for a small accident repair to the back right taillight surround, which was done poorly. The paint has fading in some areas and the interior is original but has lots of cuts and bruises. It is a very original car which is showing signs of age. I have tried to show everything, good and bad, with the photos in order for a potential buyer to be well informed. I will be happy to answer any further questions. These are now fetching over $50.000 in excellent condition and climbing. All the classic car blogs, magazine, reports etc of the last couple of years are reporting that these in great condition were 7 to 8k cars two to three years ago but have shot up lately and show no signs of stopping. There are a couple right now on the net and in British magazines for 50k and over. I bought this car to do a full concourse restoration as it is a perfect candidate but have since, run into other priorities and unfortunately have to sell it. This car is for a person who knows these and understands their potential.


  1. From the EBay listing: "Number of Cylinders: 8"

    I guess this guy has seen so many V-8 swapped XJ6s that he thinks his must have 8 cylinders too. Anyway, nice to see an unmolested example. $50K? I have yet to see that.

    1. Actually, I have. Craigslist listing on a pristine restoration: green over black. V-12 model IIRC. Somewhere out west, bay area maybe? Been on sale for months, I doubt the seller'll get what he's asking, but the price hasn't come down.

  2. I've never seen an XJ coupe go for over $15K (stock and unrestored), but if someone is willing to buy mine in very similar condition to the one above for $50K, I'll gladly take the money and never look back. Actually, I'd do the same for just $10K.

    Hagarty is showing the value of these coupes to be flatlined as always and a concours quality #1 car at a market value of about $27K. I'd like to see the $50K examples he speaks of.

    My guess is that this car will not reach its (likely unrealistic) reserve. Unless the seller is aware of actual values, set a rational reserve, and is just blowing smoke to get the ill-informed to bid. Doubt it.

    1. As expected, it didn't make $50K. Bidding ended at $6K, so I guess the reserve was unrealistic. This car could maybe pull a little more, but that figure is about right for current market.


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