I really do enjoy driving this beast, but I don't get to use it as much as I'd like and I'm paying an absurd amount of VED again (£187.21 this month) so something's got to give.
It's a W reg 3-litre SE in metallic black with cream / beige leather interior. It's MOT'd to September and has done about 98K. It drives fine, starts on the button and goes like the clappers when you floor it (it has just over 240bhp, which is pretty decent for a NA 3-litre of this vintage). Sounds rather nice too. Driven sensibly it's not bad on fuel for what it is - I managed 35.5mpg (according to the computer) on the run back from Bracknell when I picked it up.
It's a bloody comfortable thing to waft around in. Although it's by far the quickest car I currently own, I often find myself trundling around like a giffer just because it's so relaxing. It has electric everything (including sunroof and seats) and a decent stereo with a tape deck and a CD changer.
Bodywork is tidy for its age - it's not immaculate but there's no damage to speak of, just the usual odd little scuffs. It still looks very smart IMHO. Interior is generally good - there's some wear on the driver's seat bolster but no rips. I haven't had it up on ramps but I've had a look underneath and it looks solid. Tyres are all good.
Bad bits are thus:
-Has an occasional missfire in heavy traffic - usually when it's been crawling along for a while. Believed to be a coil pack, although my code reading software wouldn't tell me which one. Good news is coil packs are not expensive, and the ones on the nearside bank are a 5-minute job to change. The ones on the offside are a bit more involved as the inlet manifold is in the way.
-Central locking has been disconnected as it was apparently draining the battery. Entry is therefore effected the old fashioned way - unlocking the driver's door with the key and then opening the rest of the doors from inside. The interior boot release still works though.
-Cruise control doesn't work - the system switches on but it won't engage the speed hold bit. I suspect the steering wheel buttons as the radio volume control button on the wheel doesn't work either.
-Aircon has no discernible cooling effect, although it sounds like the compressor kicks in as it should, so you might get away with a regas m8.
-One of the rear windows doesn't go down, although the motor works.
That's about it for the bad shiz. The car comes with its leather document wallet with all the handbooks (service book is stamped up to 83K), and a full set of genuine Jaguar floor mats. It's in NE Norfolk and ready to jump in and drive to wherever.