Now that's more like it Del Boy! If my garage were big enough I'd have gone for a MkX or the later 420G, as it is the XJ6 only just fits. The one above is probably one of the last MkXs built before the 420G 'facelift' version replaced it.
This Series 2 LWB 3.4 XJ is the one I went to look at before I bought my 4.2, it was at a different dealer then but the current vendor has rectified some of things which needed doing when I looked at it back in December... it's certainly a lovely example. If the bodywork issues that needed doing have been seen to then it could be worth the asking price or close to it... www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C591532 .. the history file is very good, when I looked at it I ofund that it once belonged to a near neighbour of mine back in the '90s!
Ex- 'Wheeler Dealers' XJC Coupe here... www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C598904 .. now I know most would want to steer well clear of any motor that's been through the hands of a TV restoration show but in this case I'd say it's well worth a look if you're feeling flush, it's certainly one of the best cars to have passed through WD's hands, with the added bonus of also passing through Simon Percivals hands (no connection other than having dealt with Simon personally before when I was looking for a good Rover P6). Pricey but becoming very rare now especially in such good nick, a lot of these lovely coupes have been bangered.
If I had somewhere to keep it it I'd be seriously tempted to go and view this manual V8 P6... www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C602617 .. apart from a couple of wing badges missing it looks a gem. It looks like it's fitted with a modern stereo / CD player, now I know some might frown at this but to me it's a good sign that the car is used regularly... why else would you fit one if you weren't going to use the car?
The 2200 engine replaced the 2000 towards the end of '73 and is much smoother overall, and what about that colour... 'Tobacco leaf' is very '70s! I'd spend a few more quid on a set of '3500S' wheel trims and paint the outer sills black as per the original factory finish. It certainly looks like a nice usable example, these 2200s are relatively rare (built September '73 to March '77) and have as much go as the V8 but without the eye watering fuel bills.
I've noticed that the same vendor advertises his other cars with few if any interior shots, no idea why though.
As for that P6, all of the jobs that need doing could easily be done at home while still enjoying the car. Tempting, but in reality it's probably a good job I've got nowhere to put it! The naughty number plates stood out to me too, it's the sort of thing I get quite fussy about. I've recently put a new set of yellow / white raised digit plates on my '73 Jag and they improve the look of the car no end. Just about every classic I've owned has been treated to a new set of plates as soon as I've bought it ;o)