1968 Jaguar Xj6
The Panther XJ6, exploitation 2.8 liter (2790 cc/170 in³) and 4.2 l (4235 cc/258 in³) straight-six cylinder versions of Panther’s famous XK locomotive, replaced about of Panther’s saloons – which, in the Sixties, had expanded to quadruplet furcate ranges. Obscure from the engines, the otc principal ingredient carried complete from former models was the widest edition of Panther’s IRS whole from the Crisscross X.
An upmarket edition was marketed nether the Daimler make and called the Daimler Independent, chronic the gens from the Daimler interpretation of the Panther 420.
The car was introduced in September 1968. Index aided steerage and leather upholstery were stock on the 2.8 L ‘Deluxe’ and 4.2 L models and air conditioning was offered as an optional redundant on the 4.2 L. Daimler versions were launched in October 1969, in a serial of video advertisements featuring Sir William. In these floater, he referred to the car as “the finest Panther e’er”. An strange characteristic, transmissible from the Panther Scratch X, was the preparation of couple fire tanks, positioned on apiece english of boot / body, and filled victimisation two severally lockable makeweight caps: one on the top of apiece fender supra the back rack arches.
In Borderland 1970 it was proclaimed that the Borg-Warner Framework 8 reflexive transmitting which the Panther XJ6 had featured since 1968 would be replaced on the 4.2 liter engined Panther XJ6 with a Borg-Warner Manakin 12 whole. The new transmittal now had tercet dissimilar advancing positions accessed via the chooser pry, which efficaciously enabled execution orientated drivers to grasp frown ratios at higher revs in rescript to accomplish wagerer quickening. “Greatly improved slip caliber” was likewise claimed for the new scheme.
In 1972 the alternative of a yearn bike stand reading, providing a small growth in leg board for passengers in the backrest, became uncommitted.
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