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An accidental meet

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Hendo
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An accidental meet

Postby Hendo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:38 am

On Saturday morning I had one of the most obscure Jag moments to date, having just arrived in the little known Hungarian city Debrecen, with a population of just over 200,000 and roughly 30miles from the Romanian border, I threw my bags in my apartment and set out to find an plug adapter (naturally the most important thing).

Having walked roughly 100m I find myself in the middle of the main boulevard surrounded by classic Jags. By chance it was the Debrecen JEC meet, and let me tell you those motors were in stunning condition

I had a chat with the owner, and his partner, of a stunning Mk.10 (Sorry, 420G) and the owner of the XJ81, who needs parts for his rear diff. There was an immaculate early XJS too - i'd honestly have never seen one in such good condition.

What a peculiar and welcome coincidence!

Photos should be found here, (at work so can't upload due to firewalls)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wj6IIT6RoSPfMizN2
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88 3.6 Daimler (a stop gap)
92MY 4.0 Daimler.

pimgmx
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Re: An accidental meet

Postby pimgmx » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:02 am

Debrecen of all places!
(been there, but that was aaaaaages ago...)

Great pics, you were absolutely right about those cars' conditions!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

naki_k
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Re: An accidental meet

Postby naki_k » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:07 pm

I bet you wish you had driven a Jag to bet if you had known. Looks old a rather splendid location.
I think in general, the overseas Jaguars are much better taken care of. This means they hold their values, plus the rarity. They will be truly exotic machinery out there.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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Simont485
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Re: An accidental meet

Postby Simont485 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:39 am

Great photos and a wonderful slice of luck!!
Jaguar XJ12 1994 704165
Jaguar XJS V12 1996 196529
Rover SD1 TP Vitesse 1986


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