david wrote:I have been collecting parts from my local dealer for many years. The dealer I go to (Royle's in Wilmslow, who also supplied the car new) seem to be quite geared up for parts through JCP, and perhaps surprisingly, still seem to know/understand which part will fit by model year. They seem to service quite a few old cars there. I have seen other XJ40s, Series III XJ6s, XJ-S and even a 1 owner Series II Daimler 4.2 which had done no more than 50,000 miles and was serviced twice a year from new, by its now elderly owner. It was totally original and close to concours. Beautiful!
thats good to hear there is atleast one out there who deal with he older cars. it must surely be down to individual staff as to how good they are i reckon.
when i was in London i used to go to what was HR Owen on the Westway, then became Charles Hirst, and now Lookers
the parts guy there was always good.