Category: Interior

Boot finish

The XJ6 trunk area is well proportioned with a lowered deck and back storage shelf. A spare tire is stored under the floor. Side rails limit the usefulness of the space somewhat, and the...

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Ventilator knob

The XJ6 thankfully retains the classic triangular front ventilator windows inherited from the Mark II and earlier saloons. The early 1960-style windows were opened by simply undoing the latch and pushing or pulling them...

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Dash evolution

Design iteration Constructing a completely new dash is an iterative process that evolves as components must be fit into the available space and various dependencies become apparent while assembly progresses. See the dash makeover...

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Shifter console

  Dash/console transition The center console over the tunnel transitions into the dash with a radio face plate that is angled back about 18° from perpendicular, followed by a middle tray that separates the...

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Padded dash top

The original Jaguar dash top has two large cutouts for plastic defrost vents and an indented center section that hides two top fixing screws with a mesh plastic cover. The plastic inserts are badly...

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Interior lighting

Legacy configuration The 1972 XJ6 offers rudimentary, and mostly unsatisfactory, courtesy and interior lighting typical of 1970s vintage Jaguars. The B/C post top pillar light, similar to those in earlier saloons like the Mk2,...

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Audio upgrade

While the XJ6 was outfitted with a premium audio system by 1970s standards, much has been improved during the past 45 years so a significant upgrade in the car’s audio system is warranted. The...

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Rain/air extractor system

The XJ6 has a curious rain and air extractor system tucked under the rear backlight shelf. The purpose is twofold: 1) enable stale air to exit the cabin while preventing the intake of exhaust...

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Dash refinements

See also prior dash makeover post. Basic T facia dash As our Jaguar restomod project evolves, the requirements and constraints on the interior dash design come into clearer focus. The original XJ6 Series 1...

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Dash makeover

XJ6 critique After living with the 1972 XJ6 a few weeks, strengths and weaknesses have become more articulated. The elegant exterior body style retains the essence of Sir William Lyon’s esthetic genius that gave...

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