1976 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe to be sold in aid of Ukraine appeal

1976 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe to be sold in aid of Ukraine appeal

Personal childhood memories of the second world war have prompted Sheffield-based Roy Hatfield to donate his much-loved 1976 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe to the Ukrainian cause, with the car set to be offered in a no-reserve auction on 22 June 2022. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.


1976 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe to be sold in aid of Ukraine appeal

Roy, 85, has been so moved by the plight of Ukrainian children since Russia’s invasion of the country in February that he has decided to auction his Jaguar to raise much-needed funds for the beleaguered country’s youngest citizens.

A keen collector of classic vehicles, Roy is best known for creating the successful energy and recycling business that bears his name.


1976 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe to be sold in aid of Ukraine appeal

The car Roy is selling is one of only 2,606 XJ6 Coupes in right-hand drive. This particular example is said to have been “extensively and beautifully” restored with its distinctive black paintwork contrasted by the car’s red leather interior.

H&H, the auction house handling the sale On Wednesday 22 June at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, states that the Jaguar has been the subject of an extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration which included an interesting conversion from automatic to manual/overdrive transmission.

The car comes complete with its original handbook, a collection of old invoices and previous MOT certificates.

As Roy explains, he was motivated to sell the Jaguar to help Ukraine because of his personal memories of going to school with a gas mask plus his experiences of air raid shelters in Sheffield during the second world war. “I am very distressed by what I’m seeing on TV,” he says. “We seem to have learned nothing about the horrors of war. So I hope that in some small part the sale of this car will do some good in Ukraine and the person who buys the Jaguar gets as much pleasure out of it as I have these past four years.”

To find out more about the car and the Duxford auction, head to www.handh.co.uk.

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