1978 jaguar xj6l




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  • It was great, but I could hardly believe it. Someone from Motor Trend called and asked me if I wanted to be part of The Force. I was already part.

    Jaguar XJ Series II years, types and editions catalogue () The following versions and sub-models of Jaguar XJ6L Series II (Long Wheelbase) were available in Jaguar XJ (man.

    Series II with the longer wheelbase and only 20, miles from new Delightfully presented in rare Cotswold Blue; Cream leather interior in excellent condition.

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    A specialized policy for Classic Cars Coverage: Modifications to the Mark Ten for air conditioning. It is a longer, wider car that looks much bigger than its predecessor. Jaguar introduced the re-engineered third generation XJ known as X in , featuring an all-aluminium body.

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    Jaguar XJ - Wikipedia

    It was great, but I could hardly believe it. I was already part of it, I thought, doing freelance work; but they said no, you don't understand. We want you full time in Los Angeles. Was I ready to leave now? After slogging through a most cold and most persistent north Jersey winter, and presently being stuck in the throes of a spring that was turning into more of a regurgitation than a celebrated revival, I was ready.

    But wait, I have barely enough money to get me through Pennsylvania, my American Express is badly in arrears and all I really want to take are my clothes.

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    Flying is out, it's too far to walk, hitchhiking's too dangerous. But this will be so easy. I'll just call British Leyland, talk to public relations man Mike Cook, and he'll lay a new fuel-injected XJ6L on me to drive out there maybe I can get him to pay my way. Sure, it'll be easy. And so it was. This particular Jaguar is fresh off the freighter, one of the first models to use fuel injection instead of carburetors. It is also possessed of a revised catalytic converter system which, when combined with the injection, makes for a smoother-running vehicle than ever before.

    Perhaps the best thing about it is the way it cold starts; you simply turn the key, stay off the throttle and it fires, no matter what the ambient temperature. The injection system is Lucas, of course, and it appears completely suited for its prime position on the engine, affording a final touch of sophistication to the Jaguar 's stocking-legged smoothness.

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    I'd never been averse to long driving trips, because of the need for change and the excitement of being away from the complacency of home base. And until this time, my cross-country laps had been done in crew-cab Chevrolet trucks, a Pinto station wagon, a Camaro and a Volvo. The last car was as close to luxury as I had ever been, so to do this trip in a Jaguar would be something very special. Even with its copious power-assist and smog equipment, the Jag's engine is still highly visible underneath it all.

    The motor lives well with all of it, too; punching the accelerator at a roll initiates a moment of hesitation, and then the raw torque from the 4. Anyone who has driven a twin-cam Mercedes will know this feeling, so it seems better to ease into the power. I have had a day or two to familiarize myself with the beast and I've already felt its claws; the more I sit in the car, the more it seems to want to keep me there, and the feeling is a very good one indeed. I've chosen a middle route, I, mainly because it is the straightest path and also because there are several decent stops along the way.

    So the first day, the Jaguar and I pass through the uneventful but beautifully serene Virginia mountains and wind down toward Knoxville, where the first day's ride will end. Travelling through the outback, even mere yards from the Interstate, dictates that one have good humor, be attuned to the subtlety of country wit and have lots of patience.

    1978 jaguar xj6l

    You sit at the pumps for 10 minutes and wait for Clyde to come out of the house trailer and amble over to see if its gas that you want. Fill the tanks please, but forget about the three trillion squashed bugs on the windshield -- I wouldn't want to be the cause of your cardiac arrest.

    This arrangement takes a bit of orientation to get used to, but after that it allows superfluous little games like running the primary tank until it goes dry and starts to send the big six into a nosedive.

    XJ6 Startup



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