There is one on sale in Estonia. Does not seem to be in good condition anyway. If you are intrested I can give the FB contact in private. Freehand translation: "Real animal for project car. Electic accessories working. Body is straight. Break lines changed. Papers will arraive from Sweden in near future. An it will need a lot of work. Write in PS. 26km from Tallinn"
'90 XJ40 4.0l Sovereign (US version) vin: Vin.6232xxx
1) Number of cars in scope: Currently 4, however two of them are XJ12 SIII. I prefer the XJ81 though. There are very few LHD cars on the market in Germany in working order that are under 10K€. 2) The Estonian Jag looks like a lot of work and money that has to go into. I am not looking for a project where I can spend anothe 4-5 K€ + 3) The coolant sensor shows "low fluid level" even when full on the advertised car. According to the seller the car is thermally sound and running like it should. I would definately take it on the Autobahn and test it thorougly. 4) Whats the nick of Florian so that I can get in touch? 5) Cars not advertised are an interresting option. I gather that would go via Florian?Or did I misread Naki? 6) Number of XJ81 seen: Currently 2, both where rubbish with knackered suspension or running on 6 cylinders.
I had a long call with the seller and he says that he has the car since 6 years and is selling out of his private collection. The car had regular serives with a free garage, which can mean all or nothing. The SLS has been replaced by conventional springs. AC is not working, hoewever the fan on all speeds. All electrics seem to be sound apart from the coolant sensor. He wants to send me pics and a video. Lets wait and see. I will keep posting.
That seller sounds pretty honest, fingers crossed!
Back to your comments & questions: 3) is a known Gremlin, could well be the sensor indeed. Nothing beats a healthy dose of Autobahn to test that out! 4) chefspakken 5) I assume (do correct me if need be, Naki!) that Naki referred to the chap in the immaculate black-on-black XJ81 who joined Florian's meet in '14. Naki and myself looked really, really hard to find flaws, but couldn't...