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1986 Jaguar XJ6 [Series III]

1986 Jaguar XJ6 [Series III] in Birds of a Feather, TV Series, 1989-2017 IMDB Ep. 2.02

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1986 Jaguar XJ6 [Series III]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Sandie SX

2012-09-30 04:03

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Described as a '1988 XJ6', but an 1988 XJ6 would have the XJ40 shape.

[Image: jaguar.6.jpg] [Image: jaguar2.4.jpg] [Image: jaguar5.2.jpg]

And the engine is visible (12 or 6 cylinders?):
[Image: jaguar3.4.jpg]

And a Jag dealer:
[Image: jaguardealer.jpg]

Gomselmash11

2012-11-01 04:44

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If it's DAR1L, currently it's for a Porsche Boxster.

Sandie SX

2012-11-06 04:28

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2.16:
[Image: jaguar.9.jpg]

dsl SX

2012-11-19 19:45

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I'm going for July 81 update XJ5.3 HE - has sunroof and headlight washwipe. Rear badges look too short for any Sovereign version (eg Sept 83 Soverewign HE which replaced XJ5.3 HE), and ordinary XJ6 4.2 did not have these features as standard. But any verdict on the 4th thumb and Sandie's question about 6 or 12 cyl still useful.

tali UK

2012-11-19 20:02

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At a visual compare guess looks like 6 cylinder

dsl SX

2012-11-19 20:11

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So 81+ XJ6 with options?

Sandie SX

2012-11-19 20:41

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Rear badge looks too short to be Sovereign. Pepper-pot alloys were introduced around 1984, but these may have been fitted to an older car.

G-MANN UK

2012-11-19 21:30

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dsl wrote I'm going for July 81 update XJ5.3 HE


I doubt that because if you look at this XJ12 HE /vehicle_2277-Jaguar-XJ12-Series-III-1981.html the badges on the back are quite different. It's probably a few years later than 1981 (at some point they must have switched from lettering to little rectangular plaques). From looking at that pic of the engine, I reckon that's the 6 cylinder engine rather than the V12. Not absolutely sure but you can always look at photos of the engines through Google.

As for those features you mention, on a car like this you could probably easily have things like that as optional extras (a sunroof is hardly an exclusive luxury feature)

-- Last edit: 2012-11-19 21:50:09

dsl SX

2012-11-21 02:53

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G-MANN wrote probably a few years later than 1981 (at some point they must have switched from lettering to little rectangular plaques).

Ploughing through our Series III selection we have a small number, but I have not found a specific comment and Glass's is silent. But where we have dated examples they seem to be 86, and there was a minor change in Jan 86 with slight interior upgrade. As the XJ40 replaced all 6 cyl versions from Oct 86, this badge style (if Jan 86) would be very rare apart from V12 versions.

Sandie SX

2012-11-21 03:02

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Do we have any XJ6s with plaque badges here? For the US market there weren't any XJ6s with plaques on this shape, whereas the Vanden Plas seems to have had these from the start (1982).

dsl SX

2012-11-21 03:14

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Try /vehicle_427782-Jaguar-XJ-Series-III.html , /vehicle_60833-Jaguar-XJ-Series-III.html , /vehicle_76713-Jaguar-Sovereign-Series-III-1984.html and compare to the 84 date for non-plaque at /vehicle_274109-Jaguar-Sovereign-Series-III-1984.html . It ain't proof, but seems a reasonable suggestion to pursue - we really need some external evidence.

Mid-85 non-plaque - /vehicle_46222-Jaguar-Sovereign-Series-III-1985.html . Noted also how many apparently mid-80s examples are German sightings.

-- Last edit: 2012-11-21 03:51:08

Sandie SX

2012-11-21 03:30

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Okay, I'd go for early '86 as you say, but would exclude US models.

dsl SX

2012-11-27 16:34

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Plate match - /vehicle_531299-Daimler-Series-III-1979.html . The ep 2.16 night time thumb above has plate G593 YLN and the grille badge (RAC?) in the same place so I wondered if it was one car with DAR 1L being a fake here to stand in for the Daimler from the 1st series. The only problem with this great theory is that G593 YLN (an 89-90 plate which would fit into V12 era) comes up as a red Honda NTV600-J motorbike. But puzzling why they fake a different plate when the car is barely seen in the gloom.

-- Last edit: 2012-11-28 05:37:42

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