On July 4, 2006, my 1975
XJ6C caught fire and burned. We are not
sure why, could have been fuel, could have been electrical. It happened a few blocks from home in the
early evening. The car sputtered as if
it were out of gas and died. I coasted
down the hill a little ways to a stop at the side of the road, and smoke and
flames were already coming through the hood.
No previous warning, I had driven the car earlier in the day with no
problems. It had just made a round trip
Here are pictures taken during and the day after the fire. As you can see, everything from the firewall forward is toast. The front shroud is warped, as are the RF fender. However, the interior and rear 3/4 of the car are OK. Unfortunately, the insurance company considers it a total loss. I hope someone gets it that can help put another of these rare cars back on the road.
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