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94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

rvdz
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94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby rvdz » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:14 pm

As promised, here are some pictures of my XJ40 I took after having spent almost the entire day cleaning:

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Roel

1994 Sovereign 4.0 Auto [698760]

Swedeflyer

Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby Swedeflyer » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:01 pm

It's beautiful!!! :) Really beautiful!

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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby donkeyotty » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:49 pm

It does look well, the blue piping really sets it off. Just need a pair of foglamps now. ;)
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby david » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:01 pm

It looks an excellent car - you must be very pleased with it. I wish my bodywork was as good as this!

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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:45 pm

Am glad someone on here bought it. Besides the back bumper prang, it looks spot on.
Front fogs are a must on late cars, if you can find a non melted set!
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby david » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:02 am

naki_k wrote:Am glad someone on here bought it. Besides the back bumper prang, it looks spot on.
Front fogs are a must on late cars, if you can find a non melted set!


I like the front foglights on late cars too, they seem to add a lower set of teeth. Shame they're slightly inclined to combust!
Still available from Jaguar, last time I looked.

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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby old del boy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:46 am

Very nice clean looking example , i expect the fog lamps have melted and been blanked off but i'd fit new ones just for show , as David says they add another dimension , you don't really ever have to use them these days , now lets see the interior and the engine bay , the real test of how it's been treated ;)

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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby Equinoxstudios » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:48 am

Very nice! - I especially like that low mileage (mine is from March 94 with 103K on the clock).

Also great to see another one down here in Hampshire. I picked mine up from Lymington in the New Forest and she dwells with me just north of Alton.

On the subject of foglamps, I picked up a pair of what looked like a perfect set. No sign of any overheating. I cleaned them up lovely. Easy to dismantle, cleaned the reflectors and the inside of the glass. Within 1 hour (yes ONE HOUR) of turning them on with standard 55W H3 bulbs they BOTH melted and fell apart simultaneously :shock: Maybe they'd never been turned on before :lol: :lol:

There is a fundamental design fault with the foglamps so if you do get a pair then be prepared for them only being for show or for turning on for no more than 30 minutes at a time.

They appear to be made of chocolate... :roll:

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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:19 am

old del boy wrote:now lets see the interior and the engine bay , the real test of how it's been treated ;)


and the underneath of the car!
its a good idea to remove the front sill end caps and mudflaps to clean and inspect the area of metal they conceal. its possible they can trap dirt and cause rust. so worth checking to be sure its ok
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
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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
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Re: 94 Sovereign 4.0 Auto

Postby rvdz » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks for the lovely feedback guys, I'm very proud indeed!

I will post some pictures of the interior, engine bay and underside of the car (if I can get a decent picture of it) in the next few days. Unfortunately, yesterday my 'photo session' was cut short by the people on the golf course who told me I wasn't allowed to park there :(
Roel

1994 Sovereign 4.0 Auto [698760]