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#1 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

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Went and saw an XJ-S V12 as I mentioned I might elsewhere. Oh dear oh my, I effing bought it! Last owners for 21 years, bills coming out the ying-yang, 2500 miles in the last ten years and 77000 all told. It has a new stainless steel exhaust, new tyres, various bits of paintwork done (factory black and Richard E Grant as the first owner!) interior lovely, air con doesn't work (naturally) and the roof lining is sagging, even though it's a new one! Owner is not happy about that at all.

 

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What's the word chaps?

 

There are faulst of course: a bit of rust behing the drivers side rear wheelarch and at the bottom of the front wing (drivers side) the brake fluid light kept flashing throughout the test drive (TADTS) and the water low level came on but went away sharpish - all levels are correct. Engine stayed on a fast idle for ages and the oil pressure gauge goes to the very top when started, and stays there!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:28 PM

You are Mike Gambit AICMFP ;)


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:29 PM

Fuckarama.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

You wonderful, wonderful maniac!

 

Looks a beaut.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:34 PM

Withnails old Jag. Awesome!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:36 PM

Looks alright that....
Should keep you busy for a while!
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#7 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:36 PM

If ever there was a cure for a glum spell, here we have it.

Well done indeed chef.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

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Xtriple five minutes ago.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:38 PM

I hope it was cheap!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:38 PM

Yep. That’ll do.
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#11 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:39 PM

Richard E Grant the first owner?

I wonder if he ever drove it to the Penrith tea rooms?
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:39 PM

Withnails old Jag. Awesome!


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#13 ONLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:40 PM

Looks beautiful
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#14 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:40 PM

Amazingly, all the chrome is good, bit 'polished out' in places but no rust. There is always rust on the chrome bits!

 

Windows work (fast!) brakes are heavy but good and she seems to have a bit of poke  her :)  The guy has used her purely for going to shows for the last 10 years which is why it's done so few miles. Madness, drive the sod. Its had welding done to the rear trailing arm pick up points and judging by the paintwork on the rear of the drivers side sill(cill) some work there as well. Really sound and looks great.


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#15 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:42 PM

He he has history of 'looking after' old Jaguars!  :)  



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

About time you got back into a decent motor!

 

Many years ago (19 to be precise) I had a D plate one of those. Oh my! Superb car, and ruinously expensive. I eventually swapped it for an immaculate 205 GTi 1.9 which got sold on when I started my business.

 

The only car I have had since that compares for pleasure, and indeed wallet raping, is my Bentley T2 Turbo. Perhaps you should try a Bentley? Oh, wait....

 

Good choice, looks a good'un and I am sure will bring you lots of pleasure. Jealous.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

I hope it was cheap!

What do you call 'cheap'?



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

Love it. Top work.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:45 PM

From 1993!

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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#20 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:47 PM

About time you got back into a decent motor!

 

Many years ago (19 to be precise) I had a D plate one of those. Oh my! Superb car, and ruinously expensive. I eventually swapped it for an immaculate 205 GTi 1.9 which got sold on when I started my business.

 

The only car I have had since that compares for pleasure, and indeed wallet raping, is my Bentley T2 Turbo. Perhaps you should try a Bentley? Oh, wait....

 

Good choice, looks a good'un and I am sure will bring you lots of pleasure. Jealous.

I seem to define myself by my car, shit car, shit mood!

 

I had quite a few of these when they were new(ish) and I was a lot richer than I am now, including a brand new 3.6 sportpack which was, without a doubt, the worst car I had ever had... bviously since surpassed by that shitheap Bentley!  I always loved the V12 but they are a sod to work on, starter motor is a  bonnet off job and then every extension Halfords have ever sold and a few wobble drives to get the socket through the exhaust manifolds to the bolts.


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#21 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for that, good read and seems to bear out what the owner said, though he said REG was the first owner. I shall peruse V5 when I get it. Was going to be tonight but I seem to be having fun getting at the dosh! So tomorrow... maybe.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:52 PM

Nice looking Jag.

I noticed a V12 XJS in the Anglia classic auction recently that went for a reasonable price. Glad I wasn't there or I might have done something silly.

And the are only 2 petrol stations between ACA and my house so God knows how I would have got it home.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:00 PM

Nice looking Jag.

I noticed a V12 XJS in the Anglia classic auction recently that went for a reasonable price. Glad I wasn't there or I might have done something silly.

And the are only 2 petrol stations between ACA and my house so God knows how I would have got it home.

What did it go for? Prices are definitely on the rise for these old dollops and dealers want lots for them if they are tidy.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:00 PM

Joy, just got an insurance quote: Lancaster £105!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:02 PM

That is fucking SEX
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

Nice. Swap for leaky Rover 75? 

Thought not.

Enjoy, looks class.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:15 PM

Number 24 ;-)

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

What do you call 'cheap'?


I have no idea really.

Best of luck with it.

Those budget tyres on the front would be making me nervous though.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:39 PM

I have no idea really.

Best of luck with it.

Those budget tyres on the front would be making me nervous though.

They are black and round, what more do ya' want?  :)


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:41 PM

They’ll be right. It’s only a RWD V12, WCPGW? ;-)
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