1979 Jaguar XJ6L – Owner Sold Locally

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October 10, 2021 Update – Unfortunately, we were just informed by the private seller they sold this Jaguar locally.  This was a violation of the GuysWithRides.com Terms and Conditions as we require exclusivity with no other deals in the works before we list a car for auction.  We apologize for this oversight on the part of the seller and they are subsequently banned from offering any cars on GuysWithRides.com in the future.

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Our latest BaT Turn-Away auction is for this family-owned 53K-Mile, 1979 Jaguar XJ6L we are now featuring in an online reserve-style auction on behalf of the seller. Bidding opened Wednesday, October 6, 2021, and continues for fourteen consecutive days ending Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 7:15 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Worth noting is this Jaguar will be our latest “Reasonable Ride” auction where the seller’s reserve price is well below $10,000.

This 1979 Jaguar XJ6L, currently not running, is located in Vail, Colorado.

Current High Bid = $100

Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

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Here is the seller’s description of their grandfather’s Jag:

“This 1979 Jaguar XJ6L is a long-wheelbase model that was purchased new by the seller’s grandfather from Bob Rosenthal’s VA Jaguar dealership in 1979. It is finished in Navy over tan leather and powered by a 4.2-liter straight-six paired with three-speed automatic transmission. For most of its existence, it was shuttled between Pittsburgh and Palm Beach and inherited by the seller’s father in 2002. The car then spent time in both Edwards and Chicago, before being inherited by the seller in November 2020. This XJ6L is offered with recent and old service records, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.

The car is finished in the original paint color, and features bodyside moldings and twin fuel tanks. The car is currently non-functional while paint chips, blisters, and other blemishes are visible. Please ask for additional photos. The 15” steel wheels wear polished hubcaps and are mounted with new 215/70 tires.

The cabin features restored original fabrics which extend to the center console and door panels. Appointments include yellow and brown carpets, power windows, and the original AM/FM 8 Track Tape Deck. The two-spoke steering wheel wears a leather cover and frames a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 5K-rpm redline, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The five-digit odometer shows just under 53,545 miles, and less than 50 were added by the seller.

Owner’s manuals are included in the sale along with service records for work completed from 2002-2020.”

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1979 Jaguar XJ6L Sedan, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

  1. Jeffrey Heller

    Why is the car non-functional?
    It says redone in original fabrics, so wouldn’t that mean leather?

    This really requires a great deal more information before it is a consideration even if well well well below $10,000 (plus the approximate $3,000 to ship store and just receive).

    • Liz

      We have not been to a mechanic yet, but based on doing some tinkering at home, it is a fuel related problem. The combination of a new battery, a new fuel pump, and ignition fluid, we got it running. After running for 20-30 minutes, and turning it off for a few hours, it won’t start. We think it may be the fuel line.
      And the original leather was restored (not redone) by my dad so yes, the seats are leather.

      • dave draco

        Make sure the solenoid valves open for the tank that is on line. Mine had a problem once where one tank essentially pumped to the other one.

  2. Tony

    I live nearby would I be able to take a look at the car?

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Tony, our sincerest apologies but we were just informed by the seller that they sold the car locally, so we were just forced to remove this listing.


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