1982 Jaguar XJ6

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  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XJ6
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Award Winning Restored Auto
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 82,908
  • VIN: SAJAV1245CC338705
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 4.2L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States




Color: Black with tan interior

VIN: SAJAV1245CC338705

Tires: Michelon Defender 98T BSW 205-70VR15, New at mile 81,079 (1,800 miles)

Equipment: Power steering, power brakes, power windows, power doorlocks, power sunroof, stereo radio with tape deck and power antenna, power driver’s seat, cruise control, AC with rear passenger controls, telescoping steering wheel, 4.2 liter 265 horsepower XK engine, automatic transmission, Positraction.


This XJ6 was originally a leased car from Rosenthal Jaguar driven by the manager of National Airport. This individual put about 40,000 miles on the car over a three year period. During this time it was fully maintained by Rosenthal. The original price of the car was $31,000. It was equipped with every option except fog lamps. The service and lease records were not available from Rosenthal’s service manager as of January 1993.


In 1986, the car was purchased by Casimir and Anne Kowalewski (VA title number 35377150). He was an international trade consultant, and former Air Force pilot living in Sterling Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Kowalewski put about 24,700 miles on the car over their 7 years of ownership.

Mr. and Mrs. Kowalewski said they sold the car reluctantly because its ownership had been and extremely satisfying experience. Mr. and Mrs. Kowalewski both described the car as superb. Mrs. Kowalewski also said that her husband was feeling sellers remorse. Nevertheless, they decided to sell the car because of its minimal use, and desire to have access to their garage. The car was used minimally because Mr. Kowalewski thought it inappropriate to use this car as a commuter or for use in Mrs. Kowalewski’s craft business.

The primary driver was Mrs. Kowalewski who used the car for shopping and social outings, which unusually involved a blend of highway and town conditions. The car was driven about 2,000 miles a year over the 1989-1992 time period. The Kowalewski’s said the experienced no significant problems with the car during their ownership. No body damage had occurred and the car was never smoked in. The rear seat was rarely used.

November 1992 to 2004

The third owner was Charles and Alana Adams (VA title number 47895662) who purchased the Jaguar with 64,750 miles November 4, 1992. Charles retired from the US General Accounting Office as Deputy Director. Mr. Adams, a car aficionado, previously owned a 1969 Jaguar XKE. As President of the Nation’s Capital Jaguar Club, Mr. Adams enjoyed showing the car. In the year 1996 at the JCNA Concours Class Championships, the 1982 XJ6 placed 7th in the United States with a score of 98.5966. Other awards include First Place, Concours d’ Elegance in Class XII, Sunday, Sept 17, 1995, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD; Best Jaguar in Class, Concours D’Elegance DVJC 1995 and 1996; Second Place Award in Class, Sunday September 26th, 1993, The Bullis School, Potomac, MD.


Fourth owner Robert Edwin Adams had the Jaguar XJ6 in Wilmerding, PA. Robert Adams was an electrical engineer retired from Goodyear Aerospace. The last PA inspection sticker shows the car had 79,800 miles on it in 2007. Due to failing health of the owner, the car remained garaged for the last five years. In the summer of 2012 Robert gifted the car to Bernard Adams, sibling number 7.

2013 to 2017

The fifth and current owners of the 82,809 mile Jag are Julie and Bernard Adams. Over the past four years, every mechanical system has been expertly, professionally, restored and documented to OEM specs. The primary mechanic is Mel Muzio, of Mel’s Auto Repair, San Marcos, CA. In July of 2017 Carlsbad British MotorCars, Carlsbad, CA, completed paint restoration, sanding the car to bare metal, replacing all rubber components and the bonnet insulation pad. The larger mechanical restoration items include:

1.Complete brake restoration, including all new brake pads (and yes, the rear end was dropped to replace the in board parking/main brake pads)

2.Complete review/repair of fuel delivery system from both dual rear tanks to the engine.

3.Complete front end driving gear brought to OEM specifications.

4.Complete suspension brought to OEM specifications, including six new shocks.

5.Complete tuning of engine, with all new distributor, plugs, and cables.

6.Repair of windshield wiper system.

7.Repair of all electrical door locks.

8.Repair of moon roof motor and cabling.

9.Under carriage attention with high grade sound proofing for noise reduction.

10.All lighting systems, interior, door, and trunk, operational. LED Dash light cluster upgrade.

11.Repair of turn signal system.

Non-functional as of 7/10/2017 is the cruise control. A module has been sourced but not purchased.

Since the start of restoration, the car has had approximately 3,200 miles put on it. This includes five 426 mile (2130 miles total) highway commutes from the California mechanics to the Tucson, AZ, where the car is stored. The car comes with the coveted 140 mile per hour speedometer which allows one to see how fast this autobahn cruiser is really going on Highway 8 between San Diego and Tucson.