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Xtriple does it again... folly, folly, woe is me!


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#31 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:50 PM

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.

There were 4 X V12 XJ-S.

Cheapest went for £2100.

Others were £3400,£9450 and £16500

I can't vouch for the condition as I wasn't there.

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There were some cheap Bentleys too. ;-)
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#32 ONLINE   junkyarddog

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:51 PM

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


Not a lot really,but some grip would be nice :mrgreen:

Looking forward to seeing more pics of this.
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#33 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:53 PM

Last chance to buy at mo, given a couple of years and they will be stupid money.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:59 PM

You utter maniac.

 

Fucking ace!!!! I so want to valet that interior!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:03 PM

Fan fucking tastic!

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#36 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:09 PM

I think they are 'Coopers' tyres which I thought were okay? I was too impressed with the state of the wheels to actually look at the tyres other than to stick a digit in to see if they had tread. I don't think the last owner was all that bothered as he just used it for shows, smokey burnouts on the showground tend to be frowned upon!  :) 



#37 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:10 PM

You utter maniac.

 

Fucking ace!!!! I so want to valet that interior!

Feel free, and while you're at it, do the merc as it looks a tad 'doggy' in there at the moment!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:18 PM

Absolute bargain!

Brother had one 22 years ago- B20 XJS. Again a V12- remember going to jJaguar meeting in one of the plants in Birmingham or Coventry and someone saying to us "glad you've got a V12- the others are half the cylinders and half the car".

Went like the clappers-I had series 3 Interceptor at the same time. How things change!

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:33 PM

Brilliant purchase!  I loved mine.  Fuel bills will make the Bentley seem like an AX 1.4D, but the greatly* reduced maintenance bills should help to counterbalance that.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

Brilliant purchase!  I loved mine.  Fuel bills will make the Bentley seem like an AX 1.4D, but the greatly* reduced maintenance bills should help to counterbalance that.

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#41 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:38 PM

might just turn up one day then :)
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:42 PM

This is a fantastic buy. If you ever move it on, imagine the whiteroom fun you can have with it? You can write one of those really lengthy BS histories about what Richard E Grant was wearing the day he popped into his local Jag dealership.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:48 PM

Oh joy. He his back. The internet is now fixed. Exciting times ahead.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:51 PM

That is gorgeous, looks superb in black too. Well bought!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:53 PM

You absolute W!NNER!!!111. Very, very very very very very VERY jealous.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

and i thought i was the only person who liked the XJ-S (as it would still be, i guess at that age?)

 

it is a lovely looking thing, so well bought sir!

 

and you are not so much the fuggin' lunatic, but a flippin' LEGEND!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:03 PM

Legend? Me? Only in my own imagination sadly :( My only excuse is my complete disregard for reality and a continuing faith in the might of the British motor industry that they MUST have turned out at least one decent car at some point in the past. So, far I have been proved wrong...

 

I just remembered that it was one of these that the news was delivered to my (then) wife that she was pregnant (I got sent in to the chemists to get the results as she was afraid to, she really wanted to be pregnant... she was natch') so this car is two years older than my son!

 

Already contemplating how much it will cost to have the rust sorted on the wing and rear arch. I am incapable of being sensible!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:59 PM

Loving this thread. XJS looks extra caddish in black. I always fancied the 3.6 or 4.0, but prices have become impossible. Extra bravery points for going for a V12. Will be following with great interest.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:53 PM

 

Already contemplating how much it will cost to have the rust sorted on the wing and rear arch. I am incapable of being sensible!

At least it isn't rusty on the rear buttresses like mine was. :(


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:13 PM

Good show sir, I always liked these from the get-go, never understood the criticism of a car so futuristic looking at the time :)

 

Haven't had one, probably never will, but I did have a six litre xj12 which was all I was warned it would be, complicated and prone to *fascinating mechanical and electrical issues!

 

Many moons ago I was a salesman at Comet, and a nice lady rocked up in a lovely white one, and I managed to drop a tumble dryer straight in the boot for her, it was cavernous and from that moment on I had proper respect for them :)



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:25 PM

Where's Junkman? Surely this must meet his climate improvement programme criteria. Let's just hope someone doesn't shout 'GET IN THE BACK OF THE VAN!!' to you.

 

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:28 PM

Rich mans Bentley!

 

Well done Sir, I doff my cap..


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:44 PM

I think they are 'Coopers' tyres which I thought were okay? 

Coopers are good, I've had several, all on big heavy powerful cars.  Not one has let me down.  Mind I'm not Clarkson and I don't live beside the Nurburgring, so conditions may vary.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:52 PM

Cooper and Avon are the same company I believe, should be perfectly decent.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:00 PM

That is fucking EPIC

Carry on!

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:41 PM

I have nothing useful to say brave man.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:51 PM

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.

 

Changing the plugs involves much the same same amount of faffing..........used to have a series 1 v12 XJ..........with carbs..........when proceeding with some alacrity, the fuel gauge would actually move downwards before your very eyes.............


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:06 PM

Break the internet and put a diesel in it, then attend a Jaguar owners club meeting.  


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:10 PM

bloody fantastic purchase


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:11 PM

Break the internet and put a diesel in it, then attend a Jaguar owners club meeting.  

 

It has to be a Perkins 4.99 though or it doesn't count.


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