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  Jaguar XJ6/Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Series 1  

In September 1968 the XJ6, using the 2.8-litre and 4.2-litre straight-six cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges.  It was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder, and the model has been featured in countless media and high-profile appearances.

Apart from the engines, the front and rear suspensions carried over from previous models as well: the widest version of Jaguar's IRS unit from the Mark X, and the subframe-mounted independent front suspension first seen in the 1955 Mark 1, with new anti-dive geometry.

An upmarket version was marketed under the Daimler brand as the Daimler Sovereign, continuing the name from the Daimler version of the Jaguar 420.

Power-assisted steering and leather upholstery were standard on the 2.8 L De Luxe and 4.2 L models. Air conditioning was offered as an optional extra on the 4.2 L Daimler versions, which were launched in October 1969 in a series of television advertisements featuring Sir William Lyons. In these advertisements, he referred to the car as "the finest Jaguar ever". An unusual feature inherited from the Mark X and S-Type saloons was the twin fuel tanks, positioned on each side of the boot, and filled using two separately lockable filler caps: one on the top of each wing above the rear wheel arches. Preliminary reviews of the car were favourable, noting the effective brakes and good ride quality.

Having a succession of updates from the Series 1 to Series 2 in 1973 and the Series 3 in 1979 it remained in production for 24 years.

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Thames Valley Police
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Jaguar 2 Piece Set
VA08603
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(Lledo Collectors Club)
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Vanguards JA1003; Jaguar XJ6 Racing 3 Car Set
VA08615, VA08616, VA08617
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VA08619
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Vanguards VA08805; Daimler Sovereign Series 1; Willow Green        
Vanguards VA08805; Daimler Sovereign Series 1; Willow Green        

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