After many, many years between Jaguars, Steve Garriock from the Central West Car Club is finally reliving the passion of owning one of the most popular and recognisable models from this British marque.
His 1969 Jaguar Series 1 XJ6 saloon was billed as being the ‘finest Jaguar ever’ by its founder Sir William Lyons, who started his automotive career building motorcycle sidecars, then sheet metal car bodies under the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922 with the Jaguar name first appearing in 1935.
Steve has owned his Jaguar for about six years since buying it from a classic car collector in Sydney who had restored and maintained it in the beautiful condition it appears in today.
The passion for Steve goes way back before then.
“I remember as a…