2nd Sep 2006, 11:32

Crap car, broke down a few times, where as my Citroen BX has never broken down.

8th Aug 2007, 02:21


I'm thinking of buying a 1976 Jaguar XJ6, it has 97000Km on the clock.

I would like to know what to look out for and what parts tend to give trouble.

Many thanks

Sam Morrison


6th Jul 2009, 17:45

I actually just traded one of my boats for a 1979 XJ6 (not sure what series). The car was one of those converted to a 350, so I'm guessing finding parts might be easier. Really, I'm not a car guy so I'm just guessing here. Basically, the poor thing just needs a new paint job, some brake work (possibly a master cylinder), and a new windshield. Other than that, it's a beautiful car. The interior is amazingly perfect. It set in some guys garage for years. I'm thinking I got the better deal here. LOL!

Feel free to email me with any suggestions for this project at: thatboatguy71@yahoo.com

I could use all of the ideas/suggestions I can get with this project. I understand there is some sort of weird issue with the braking system on this car. Not sure.

9th May 2017, 23:22

British cars do have some quirky issues with the brakes. Keep in mind that a 0-60 in 10 seconds is quick for a 4000 lb. vehicle. Jaguar, Austin, Triumph, etc. don't have the best of "sealed" systems as opposed to the overbuilt US counterparts. I have a '72 Austin 850 Sport that needs the brakes bled every 6 months, and no apparent leaks of any kind; our Spitfire pedal fades out from time to time when driving, but if you knock it into neutral and pump 3 or 4 times, they come right back?

The Jaguar hasn't had any issues yet, but she's a boulevard cruiser. I keep an eye on the fluid, (every trip), and make sure brakes have no dust, oil, or rust. Stay with stock type pads; others rated as high performance tend to overheat and create problems themselves.