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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Rory
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby Rory » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:07 am

There was that moment... 3-4 hours... when Goldie's original crank shaft sensor decided enough was enough on the Thanet way.. Other than that what is not to like :D

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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby xjr40 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:46 pm

I'm sure we all think if it's really worth it now and then. Well they ARE only cars... That's until you get back in and turn the key :lol: well at least for now :lol:
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby xj12-rob » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:52 pm

xj12-rob wrote:that is the question Naki and I have been discussing today, I reckon we will end up like S1,2,3's, the best will remain the rest will fall away and disappear, values of good/rare cars WILL climb, I am convinced of that, then everyone will want one, but it will be too late

as far as used parts go, over the years I have been able to supply most parts to most people, but in recent months my stocks have dwindled to zero on some regular items, front door handles, some bfm's, bumpers, some radios to name a few, other parts that were highly sought years ago are now worth half their value, tool kits as a good example, I have dozens, years ago 60/70 quid was the going rate, now they sit under my desk

I have not had a 6 cylinder 40 here for breaking now for some time, the last two were late battery in boot cars, the last 89/92 car was a 4.0 back last year and the last digi dash car was years ago, it's not that I have turned them down, they have just not been there on offer to buy

That said, all of a sudden, 300's and 308 are everywhere, the main dismantlers do not want them second hand dealers do not want up and running cars, witness, I have had four 300's here in 2012 including an XJR, and now I have just bought three 308's, the XJR which has been posted already

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then these two this week

a 1998 R 3.2, 85K miles, tax and mot till may ,broken chain tensioner and a smashed screen, spares and break, nice Penta alloys though if any one wants

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and this, a belter of a car, a 1998 S , one owner XJ8 3.2, 58 K miles, mot June, full history, lovely lovely thing, for retailing

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these cars were bought at XJ40 money, which begs the question, if you are NOT a 40 fan (which we all are of course), why would you buy one, when a 308 can be had for the same money, and an early 350 for a bit more, yes the 308 can be temperamental, but I have some really really good ones, spares are easily found now, providing the gearbox holds up, they are starting to make sense now to the buyer who is looking for a "cheap" Jaguar

BUT, do not despair, my heart is in the 40 and it always will be, but the cars are not there to buy now, so 300 and 308 may now provide the cash to keep/increase my 40 collection

Upate

The XJR V8 went away today to its new owner in London, and not an hour later the phone rang and the 3.2 XJ8 S27MDM is now also paid for, both for sweetie money, the 3.2 V8 for spares is still here minus the Penta alloys, which netted a miserable £78 with tyres on ebay, and they went to a well known trader AND I delivered the damn things!!

so cash on the hip, burning a hole, oh what to do next, buy more cars I guess!!
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MagicDoormouse
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:37 pm

I feel your pain!! ;)
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1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby xjr40 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:11 pm

Lets hope it went to a good home ;)
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby naki_k » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:44 am

Cycle of life rob?
Not tired of it all yet?
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby MagicDoormouse » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:33 am

The same question could be asked of you Naki!!! :D
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1994 Sovereign Silver
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1993 XJR Flamenco
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby naki_k » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:52 am

MagicDoormouse wrote:The same question could be asked of you Naki!!! :D


I know it could, which was why I asked rob too.
Good and bad days, as is life. Can't have it all your own way.....
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby xj12-rob » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:24 pm

yep agreed, today is one of the bad ones, a HUGE amount of work to get through, Mondeo died Saturday, alternator failure, massive job to get at it, and can only get a new on tomorrow afternoon, so all Edinburgh apponitments cancelled, sitting here on the phone, I have a five day away trip starting early doors Wednesday, 1000 miles plus to do, Sheffield, Castle Brom, Solihull, Glouscester, Chesterfield and home early doors on Monday next week, so I have to tax and insure an old car to get away in as the Ford will not be ready in time, Black XJR V8 gone, Gold XJ8 sold, Mrs J using the N reg 40, so I have the choice of Black manual R, tempting, but snow on the ground and last time I did this it got hit by alllsorts, X350 R, again tempting, but means getting three cars out in the show to get at it, OR the Blue Insignia which is in a council lock up in the village, so £15.00 over the phone to Peter James, insurance done, tax it tomorrow, later today I will whizz down, hook up the battery , do a quick fluid and tyre check and away we go, fingers crossed!!

soon I will have a good day though!!
if it ain't sideways, it ain't serious
93 XJ12
93 XJ12 SPORT
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94 3.2 GOLD MAJESTIC
94 4.0 SOV MAJESTICx2
94 4.0 INSIGNIA
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93 XJ6 3.2 PAINT TEST CAR
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Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE 40

Postby naki_k » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:04 pm

rob, only you can have a predicament like this! 15 cars, and struggling to come up with one suitable to be used! :lol:
well, suppose it is still winter, so you dont want to run the best ones.

so, whats up with these mdoern cars. arent they suposed to be SO reliable? alternator dead :o how old is it, what 2yrs?

anyhow, good luck on the road. i know what its like to do long journeys, and hoping the 40 will make it without too many troubles
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