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1976 Jaguar XJ6C


The Jaguar XJ6C is a rare and desirable coupe offered at a bargain price
The Jaguar XJ6C is a rare and desirable coupe offered at a bargain price

What legitimately rare classic car can you buy today for $10,000? Well, the list is pretty short and if you are talking about European cars, it is even shorter.

We were lucky enough to find as our Pick of the Day this 1976 Jaguar XJ6C for sale in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and I have to say it looks to be a great deal.

The seller sadly only included a single picture and a very brief description in the listing on ClassicCars.com, but we think a car like this bears further investigation.

Of all the 1970’s Jaguar cars, the XJ6C is one of the most rare with only 6,505 cars built in its limited run from 1975-1977. All came with a vinyl roofs, and a good example is very hard to find. The XJ coupes have become pretty sought after cars and this one – if not rusty and in presentable driver-level condition – would be an absolute steal at the asking price.

The XJ6C is a perfect example of the British idea of the Gentleman’s Express offering Jaguar’s famously stated attributes of “Grace, Space and Pace.” In spades.

Many might shy away from ads for cars that offer few pictures and little information, but the time it takes to email the seller or make a quick phone call might be well worth it.

Some of the best classic car buys we have seen are those from ads with little information. On the same note, some of the worst classic car buys are made from ads with little information. So a potential buyer would be advised to ask a lot of questions, get additional pictures and have the car inspected.

If the car checks out, the XJ6C would makes for a stately car with the legendary Jaguar 4.2-liter straight-six engine and all the interior luxuries to which we have grown accustomed in Jaguar cars. Think of it as a bargain Rolls Royce Corniche coupe with a bit of sporting flair.

On top of that, you are not likely to see another XJ coupe in your area, so it would add a level of exclusivity that is usually unattainable for $10,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.
  1. Glad I found this note on your website. Gives me incentive to get my father’s ’73 XJ6L up and running now that I have his ’41 Packard 1901 back on the road.

  2. Sadly, I sold my 1976 XJ6 Coupe (pillarless 2-door hardtop) in1992 for US$3000. Who knew?? Worse, I sold my 1967 E-type 2+2 (least popular model of the E-types) for only US$4000 in 2000. Now the 2+2s are all the way up t0 the $40’s and even $50K.

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