I've owned 49 cars, I've got on my bucket list, owning a Jag/Daimler, and own a car with more than 8 cylinders. So car no 50 is a 1993 Daimler Double Six for a double whammy
The car was advertised on eBay, it was obviously quite a good one, and there were lots of early bids. But as it was a great colour, a V12 and a Daimler I hit the seller with a cash offer, which he accepted.
The previous owner of the car was a very nice chap, but not great at keeping paperwork etc. There aren't a wad of bills showing what has been spent. But the service book has been filled in, the MOT history and a HPi check were enough to validate the mileage.
The owner helped me get in touch with a local garage to him, who were able to do the oil, and air filters, and general give the car a check over before the journey home.
The journey home was therefore uneventful.
There was lots of good advice from this forum, as the car was being discussed Discussion of Morroco Red DD6 All of which was appreciated, I couldn't take all of it on board, because I'm quite impulsive, and I wanted that car !!
I've got a bit of time/money/energy left in the pot to do all the service items, such as full ignition system, fluids, and theomostats etc. So as there was a wheel in each corner, I handed over my money and drove home.
The drive home was uneventful as far as the car was concerned. Pretty much all of the electrics worked, and the gauges were where I would expect them.
There is an awful lot good about this car, but it is crying out for a keen owner to put a little bit of love back in.
I did a little video of a start from cold this morning - that sounds alright to me ???
Driving home and looking over it this morning, the two big ones on my list are 1) A/C doesn't work 2) Passenger side footwell is damp and there is some rust that needs to be cut out.
There are some more minor one 1) Leather needs a little bit of TLC 2) Carpets need changing from hearing aid beige to red 3) Boot is damp 4) Center section on rear bumper needs better chrome 5) Rear subframe bushes are shot 6) Toolkit is missing 7) CD changer is missing - but I want/need Bluetooth, so not worried about that
Let me put up a 2nd message with some piccies in it, as the ones in the eBay advert were terrible.
I wasn't familiar with the duck-bill, but I'll give that a look. Sunroof drains were my first thought.
The car has 54,000 on the clock. I'll be keeping it at a local classic car storage facility, so it will be undercover most of the time. Alas when it is home for weekends, it will have to live outside, as it is too big for my garage. So I've got to get on top of any leaks.
I've pulled out the front mats, and sound insulation, and I've got a fan heater in there drying everything out.
A couple of holes in the passenger footwell around the jacking point. It has be repaired there before. Drivers side looks okay.
very nice, wish something like that was around when I bought mine, it has the ultimate spec , lol , where mine doesn't,
doesn't need to much to make it look fantastic does it, I know of new treadplates for the front, and also have a new rear light cluster, cant remember which side if your looking for any , btw, the rear cluster colour was more to do with the paint, as they colour co-ordinated the lights , might even have a spare headlight washer top somewhere as well...
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior 1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior 2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic
Check the air con drain tubes for blockages , there's one each side at the front of the centre console , you might just be able to see them if you just remove the knee bolsters , they're clear tubes that drain condensation and on a working system they can be seen draining out under the car , obviously if blocked the condensate will overflow in to the cabin .