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New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

greggmay
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New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby greggmay » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:31 pm

Hi all,

Just thought I would introduce myself. I'm Gregg, living near Heathfield, East Sussex. I have had a couple of XJ40's previously, my first when I was 20, a 4.0 Sport in Kingfisher, then an XJ81 in Westminster, sadly both since sold.

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing (or maybe that should read 'beer and eBay') so I have just bought (unseen, from 500 miles away....) a rather rough '93 XJ81 which combines my two favourite things from the previous cars, the V12 engine and the Kingfisher paint.

Naturally it is quite rusty, and a non runner at the moment, time will tell how easy these issues will be to resolve. It only arrived today so I haven't yet had a chance for a good look over.

Hopefully some pictures will follow soon!

Cheers for now

Gregg
'93 4.0 Sport - Kingfisher Blue - Sold
'94 XJ81 - Westminster Blue - Sold

'93 XJ81 - Kingfisher Blue - Current (project.....)
'98 Range Rover P38 4.0SE - Current

'17 F-Pace 3.0d (not a patch on a 'proper' Jaguar) - now gone

NMV 1E
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:01 am

Good morning Gregg and welcome to XJ40.COM
Life begins at Forty !... I was born with nothing, I seem to have most of it left.


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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:31 am

Welcome to the forum :D
So you have bought a rusty, rather rough, XJ40, V12, non-runner, unseen, from 500 miles away........ :o you are a very brave man :lol: and I would venture to suggest that more than one beer was consumed before that Buy it Now button was pressed ;)
Anyway good luck with her and yes pictures would be great 8-)
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby Elsa_jag » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:48 am

Welcome!

Brave soul!

Can’t wait to see some pics and the to do list :shock:
Regards, Carl

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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:56 am

I think I've just remembered the car now from the Internet site ........ :idea: Suspected starter issue and oooh dear me, ...... Rusty, indeed. :shock:
Life begins at Forty !... I was born with nothing, I seem to have most of it left.


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1989 White and Navy Blue V.W. Golf Cabriolet (G.T.i.)
1992 Tornado Red V.W. Golf "tintop" 5 door (G.T.i.) For Sale !

Aidan
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby Aidan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:31 am

Welcome to the forum Gregg. Don't worry, on here we all suffer from similar maladies, though not many as severe as yours.
Buying unseen a rusty, non-running V12 puts you right up there at the top of the bonkers tree, but we're all here to help make sure you don't fall off ;)
Looking forward to seeing those pics, or as we call it, rustography :lol:
Aidan

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richard1983
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby richard1983 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:57 pm

Great to see another East Sussex member on here! The list is slowly growing!

Sounds like a serious job over there. If it’s the car I’m thinking of....wow. Nothing like a challenge!

Looking forwards to seeing it when it’s up and running!

Next weekend then at the 1066?? :D
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby naki_k » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:28 pm

That will be this one then?
It looks more promising that the other Scottish V12.
There’s quite a lot of these approaching this stage in their life.
Brave souls is exactly what’s needed if any more of them are to survive. So good on you.


https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/202339785433 ... cvip-panel


Do keep us update, with the good, the bad and the ugly.
The important question- will you be doing the work yourself, including the welding?
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby naki_k » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:31 pm

Quite apt that the number plate matches the place of sale. “F11 BAY”
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

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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:15 pm

I don't think it was that one naki_k, there was one on a private driveway in the main picture ..... One of the other pictures was of a VERY rusty jacking point
............. Weetabix sprung to mind :shock:
Life begins at Forty !... I was born with nothing, I seem to have most of it left.


2006 Baby Blue Hyundai Getz 1.4 CDX, Auto (yes I know, I know, but you'd be surprised, I was !)
1989 White and Navy Blue V.W. Golf Cabriolet (G.T.i.)
1992 Tornado Red V.W. Golf "tintop" 5 door (G.T.i.) For Sale !