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1989 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Vanden Plas is the name of coachbuilders who produced bodies for specialist and up-market automobile manufacturers. Latterly the name became a top-end luxury model designation for cars from various subsidiaries of British Leyland and the Rover Group, last used in 2009 to denote the top-luxury version of the Jaguar XJ8. Direct from the plant in Blackpool, England, we give you the Vanden Plas edition of the Jaguar XJ6. With steel panels covered in Alpine Green Metallic, and some luxurious trappings for the interior, this car aptly named for the former specialist and upmarket automobile industry manufacturer, now the name branding of the Jaguar luxury market. Exterior This year still hangs on to the dual headlight, separate chromed grille, and non-integrated bumper version for the exterior. A seemingly solidly built car, in 4 doors, and Alpine Green Metallic, paint is nice with steel showing a few dents and dings. Chrome and trim is nicely preserved and is utilized sparingly and tastefully on this car. Standard Jaguar wheels are on all 4 corners and tires are good. Noted is a separation on the drivers front lower cowling from the bumper. Interior Doeskin leather nicely dances with burl veneer and some electronics along with analog gauges and digital readouts. A center panel melts into the center console which houses the AM/FM/Cassette player, seat controls, and shift lever. Looking up, a tight headliner sports a sunroof in the middle. To the rear bench which is wonderfully spacious and has access to the back fold out tray that hides within the back of the buckets up front, and their own centrally located temperature controller. Nice brown carpet covers the floors, and high end rubber floor mats are protecting this at every corner. Drivetrain An inline 6 cylinder 3.6 liter engine is nicely tucked into a clean and corrosion free engine bay. This has Lucas Bosch digital EFI. 4 speeds for the ZF 4HP22 automatic transmission, and a 3.58 conventional axle on the rear. Undercarriage All clean, and structurally sound underneath with no rust seen on any surfaces. Independent coil springs for the front, and independent rear suspension provide the ride, and power disc brakes all around bring the ride to a hault! Drive-Ability For this test drive I decided to have my test driver and pro driver take me for a cruise anywhere other than the test track. We wound our way through the countryside of Berks County, and I was treated to a pleasurable chauffeured experience. A shout out to the stereo which saved me from him droning on about all the features of this beautiful car! But I digress and it does provide a great comfortable noise free ride. Vanden Plas was known for their upscale chassis, body, and interior modifications to numerous car manufacturers. Then Jaguar took the company for themselves, and began putting their trappings on their high end cars. This is the luxurious and beautiful result, ready to be driven away with the turn of a key. VIN Decode SAJKY1547KC565707 SAJ-Jaguar United Kingdom K-XJ6 Vanden Plas Y-Manual Belts 1-4 Door Sedan, Short Wheelbase 5-3.6L DOHC I6 4-Automatic Left Hand Drive 7-Check Digit K-1989 C-Browns Lane, UK Assy Plant 565707-Sequential Unit Number
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