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Re: Car and Classic Adverts

Postby naki_k » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:12 am

themule wrote:Thanks for the welcome. I haven't owned an XJ40 before - I just sold a 1996 BMW E36 M3 which I owned for a couple of years, quite a different car but I guess similar rust issues. It was our only family car and I got some stick for it being a bit uncomfortable and too small for the 4 of us. I have owned a diesel 2007 S Type before which I enjoyed - that is my only experience of Jaguar. I do miss owning a classic car (I have a modern Honda Civic which is pretty dull) so started to look at 80s and 90s Mercedes (W123, W124 and W126) - then started noticing the XJ40s for the first time and they seem better value. I did quite a lot of maintenence on my M3 at home but wouldn't stretch to welding or body work.

The XJR does catch my eye, I guess XJ40 XJR specific parts are hard to come by and I am unsure if the premium is worth it or not.

If you can maintain the car yourself, you are probably ideally suited to ownership.

Is the XJR 40 worth a premium over a standard car? I feel there’s no simple answer to that.
I think it’s normal cars for the performance badges version to hold a premium over the more standard models. As a former M3 owner, I think you will know all about that.
The only thing about 40 XJR, it’s not all that different in performance terms to the standard 4.0. It’s more of a styling and handling package in reality. But it is a rare and desirable spec version, so naturally anyone selling one will want more money than if it was a standard spec.

As always the best thing to do is go and view a good number of examples to get your eye on. Most people start with the geographically nearest example, regardless of whether it’s the best on the market.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
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Re: Car and Classic Adverts

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:34 am

Even cheaper today ;) .... https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1235343 Did you ever get to view the car :?: themule :)
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