Well, the Roman Bronze didnt work out. Tried to contact the vendor numerous times this week and last to make arrangements to go down there and was getting no response until, on Tuesday, he told me that there was a "gearbox problem". His local garage (not a Jag specialist) couldnt figure it out and I could see a long, drawn out process shaping up so I asked for my deposit back until he had sorted the car out. And since then.........nothing! No response to emails or messages. He now owes me £250! Small Claims court - here I come!
His name is Richard John Fryer and he lives in or near Carmarthen in West Wales - be aware of him if you ever come across a car he is selling!
Anyroad - as I knew I wasnt getting anywhere with this shyster, I cast my net out again and came across this beauty:
A younger car (2002) with less miles (67k) and in a great colour - Seafrost..... Reminds me a lot of Pim's Peppermint! Bodywork spotless, no warning lights or messages and sills in good order beneath the plastic covers. Imperceptible gear changes and interior is mint.
So went and took a look today and...........bought it!!!!
Lovely car - quiet, smooth.....a little harder ride than the Daimler but not as harsh as the BMW and, most importantly, I do not have to crawl out of it after a fairly long journey!
Now to go through it with a fine-toothed comb............