leo_denmark wrote:welcome in the club
leo_denmark wrote:Did you buy it from Japan and has still not seen it IRL ?
Quite a story...
I bought it from a trader in Dublin, who auctioned it on eBay. The winning bidder wasn't able/willing to close the deal. A common story: a last-minute bid from an eBay member with low feedback score on a Sunday evening, probably a pint or two too much?
This was his only bid ( a good sign: not a mate of the seller's then, driving the price up), mine was second-highest. I decided to let head prevail over heart and stopped bidding when I reached the maximum I wanted to pay for the car.
The seller approached me post-auction and after some due diligence (additional pics of known problem areas, copies of the import docs, ...) I decided to go for it. He imported the XJ-S from Japan to Ireland early May, and it has been in dry storage until it was driven(!) to the port of Dublin last Friday. It left Dublin Friday afternoon and arrived in Rotterdam Sunday morning.
Starbuck wrote:I'll look forward to seeing how you progress with it.
So do I
Brake flush and inspection of calipers/pistons are top of the list, we'll start working from there...
I may even try to re-veneer the ski slope myself, will NOT go the Myrtle route again after my experience with their headlining.
naki_k wrote:It does look rather excellent in blue on blue
It surely helped making the decision: I loved that combo. Still not as good as black-on-black, though...
Many important boxes were ticked with this one: V12, low-mileage, decent bodywork/interior (that clearcoat is just a fleshwound), colour combination, acceptable price... Now crossing fingers for the outcomes of Raymond's ever-so-thorough inspection!
naki_k wrote:I bet you cannot wait to drive it!
Just a few more days.
I'll give myself the privilege to drive it onto the transporter next week...