The XJ6 of 1968 was a replacement for both the large Mark X and the Mark II saloons. It was low and sleek and exceptionally well refined. The 4.2 litre engine was essentially the same as the Mark X unit, but a new 2.8 litre engine was also offered. Most XJ6s were fitted with automatic transmission, although a manual gearbox was offered.
XJ6 series 2 (1974-1979)
It was updated in 1974 as the series 2. Identifiable by the lower grille and higher bumpers. The series III came out in the 1979. The design work was done by Pininfarina. By this time overall build quality was something of an issue. Things improved however, in 1980 and by 1986, when the series came to an end, quality was back at the original high level.
Popular to this very day. Great for a day out in the country: four of them obviously came in the Giardiniera, the other two in the 500 D, and I suppose the photographer came in the back seat of the 500 D. . .