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the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby Walker » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:31 am

Excellent cover Pim, is it just an indoor one? I have a storm force one for mine and will be digging it out soon, I know there is a tear in it though so replacement may be on the cards.
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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby katar83 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:22 pm

Nothing that a bit of gaffa tape couldn't fix? ;)
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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby Brake buster » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:46 pm

katar83 wrote:Nothing that a bit of gaffa tape couldn't fix? ;)




and how....lol

i have two car covers on the '40 , a new one, and one on top covered in gaffer tape to protect the new one , lol

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby pimgmx » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:02 pm

Walker wrote:Excellent cover Pim, is it just an indoor one?

Thanks!

Yes, indoor use, guess that's why it fits so snugly... ;)
It's under an XXL carport, once used to store farm equipment.
The roof is so deep that rain water does not get to the cars, even in the worst weather conditions.

(and if things do get worse I can always follow Vince's example and cover the cover with a cover)

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby Brake buster » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:27 pm

question

as an ' insignia ' model, and as other cars like the XJS came as Insignia,

do you know ......


if the offered tool kit was bespoke and or different to the standard tool kit offerings ??

as i have a tool kit in XJ40 format ( and xjs facelift ) which does not fit the norm ,

and some research infers that they were supplied with the Insigna models ?

does anyone know anything about this ?

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby pimgmx » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:56 am

Brake buster wrote:does anyone know anything about this?

Vince, do you mean the black plastic more-square-than-rectangle-shaped version?
I seem to recall an exchange with RJ many moons ago, suggesting it was specific to certain XJS versions?
Do you have pictures you can share?

My XJ40 Insignia features the 'regular', rectangle shaped item used on all other XJ40/81 versions, I have no reason to doubt that mine was not factory original.

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the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby Brake buster » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:32 am

interesting

not , not the square box with moulded handle used in the XJS ,

this is the same shape box as ' normal ' for the XJ40 , but the contents are bespoke and laid out differently , RJ recalls one but cant remember the model it came with and has only ever seen the one , i also have a tool kit like this,

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby pimgmx » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:53 am

A design proto for another car/version perhaps?

I'll check the tool kit in my Insignia later this week, don't think I have ever even opened it... ;)

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: the latest addi(c)tion: Peppermint Green Insignia

Postby Brake buster » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:12 pm

pimgmx wrote:A design proto for another car/version perhaps?

I'll check the tool kit in my Insignia later this week, don't think I have ever even opened it... ;)



i see where you are going, but i have two of these in my possession , and RJ knew of another , so not a one off prototype in my opinion ,

the only hint is the very last XJ40's which could include the insignia , and the last XJS also had the same style tool kit fitted, so again , possibly for the insignia versions, or maybe even the ' Majestic ' xj40's ?? no other car models were in production at the time of this early 1990's tool kit......?

one possibility has been eliminated, and that was for XJR or XJR-s , as these have ' normal ' tool kits if any at all, as they were optional extras

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1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic