ORAL HISTORY: Incredibly, the story begins with a retired Delta Airline service technician with just over 50 years of service! The Delta aircraft maintenance folks have a local (Atlanta metro area) reputation for being among the most competent and skilled mechanics you will ever find. Many of them use those skills on classic cars when they retire, and that is exactly what brings us to this very sharp 1976 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe that you see here.

The owner acquired the car in mid-2019. He was thoughtful about his goals with the car…he did NOT want an over-restored “trailer queen”. Instead, he wanted a sharp looking driver that would have the famed reliability and power of a Chevy small-block V8, cold A/C, smooth automatic transmission, and modernized audio. Though the paint was old – and had quite a few imperfections “here and there all over” – it did polish-up rather nicely with a good shine. Going down the street, it is very sharp-looking…and could easily be mistaken for a high-level show-car as it glides by…it is only upon closer examination that it is apparent that it is “driver-quality”. The interior has some age patina/wear but boasts a striking dash (faux wood reproduction replacement panels) and a beautiful headliner that looks/feels like suede.

Highlights of 2-year “driver” makeover

  • 1988 Camaro z28 V8…rebuilt/bored out .030 over to est. 325 cid
  • Performance roller cam
  • Flat-top/high compression pistons
  • Corvette aluminum heads…big valves
  • 700r4 rebuilt transmission…with new corvette torque converter
  • Rebuilt jaguar xjs positraction rear-end
  • New brake calipers/rotors
  • Rebuilt rack & pinion steering
  • Extensive re-wiring
  • Imported high-end steering wheel
  • New power window motors
  • All instruments serviced/re-wired (led lights)
  • New sending units
  • New digital radio
  • Mk iv heater…rebuilt with new heater core
  • Cold A/C…with jag-aire controls
  • Fuels tanks removed/cleaned/coated (por-15)…unified tanks
  • Toyo spectrum touring radials…p215/70r15 97s

Price: Auction

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Location: Union City, Georgia, United States