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Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

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mikegamble
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby mikegamble » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:32 am

Sorry for the slow reply, I chanced my email address on the control panel and it caused a few issues!

Yes, the red one off eBay.
It arrived yesterday and apart from driving it off the trailer, I haven't had chance to drive it yet - half term is chaos - but, on first impressions, I'm very pleased, quite an accurate description and a huge folder of bills and invoices.

Really pleased I held out and waited for a Daimler version as it was the interior that was key for me so, it's time for a new thread!
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:05 am

I will follow that thread with interest, my mate was considering that car before one fell into his lap, literally less than 5 miles from home.
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby naki_k » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:11 am

Lucky the gamble paid off.
The chap had that advertised for quite a while. With various classifieds, then reserve auctions, then a couple of no reserve auctions.
They all “look good in the pics”, so it will be interested to see how it compares in real life.
I look forward to further details.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
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92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
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mikegamble
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby mikegamble » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:59 pm

I’ll start a thread tomorrow after I’ve taken her out for a drive and seen what she’s like and come up with a ‘to do’ list!
I haven’t had chance to drive her yet - it’s half term and it’s daddy day-care. It’s been very frustrating to just having her sat there for the last 24 hours!!
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1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby naki_k » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:06 pm

Surely the kids want to go somewhere, that necessitates a Daimler drive?
You know there’s always a to do list!
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
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91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
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93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby naki_k » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:56 pm

mikegamble wrote:Hello again! Long time no post however, I have been constantly searching and this has appeared relatively close,

263909125362 on eBay

I’ve spoken to the seller and apart from some delacquering on the roof, it’s in fairly good condition.
Obviously it has the bits I’m after, the picnic tables but, it is 3.2 which the consensus seems to feel is a little underpowered. I think I’m unlikely to find the ‘perfect’ car with regards to spec so, is there anything else I should be asking/checking before I start bidding?


Linking back to the previous conversation.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 697432410/

A fair bit of price appreciation going on.
He doesn’t want any stupid offers either.(ie nothing close to what he paid for it! ;) )

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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: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby mikegamble » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:27 pm

Is this the one from the Exeter area?
If so, that’s a hell of a hike, I’m sure it was sub £2k when advertised?
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1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby naki_k » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:17 am

mikegamble wrote:Is this the one from the Exeter area?
If so, that’s a hell of a hike, I’m sure it was sub £2k when advertised?


Same car.
I think it was £900-£1200 then.
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
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300