panarabica wrote:Find out more about the car, by watching Part 1 and Part 2 of the Youtube video below.
You should have titled those videos "Rare hand-built V12 limousine flooded: will it start?
" to tickle all the YouTube algorithms and get a gazillion viewers...
Jokes aside: great footage, and it was wonderful to literally HEAR your enthusiasm in that second video clip!!!
The exhaust noise might 'just' be resonating noises of the water in the exhaust system, just leave it outside with a running engine for a while, like @katar83 already suggested.
And only a bulb warning light on the dash, that's much better performance in the Gremlin department than most XJ40s/81s out there!!!
Oh, and it looks like you - like me - came across some handwritten stuff on the back of your interior panels, apparently a common thing with the SVO-built Insignias...
 just read your last comment: good luck with the new job!!!