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mikegamble
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby mikegamble » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:49 pm

Ah, not quite as easy as hoped!
I may well keep my eye out for a Daimler then as it is the picnic tables, etc that I'm after!
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby abercanadian » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:11 pm

You won't find picnic tables without a sunroof AFAIK

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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby naki_k » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:24 pm

abercanadian wrote:You won't find picnic tables without a sunroof AFAIK

Larry


Generally speaking, though all options were deletable in theory?

mikegamble wrote:Ah, not quite as easy as hoped!
I may well keep my eye out for a Daimler then as it is the picnic tables, etc that I'm after!


Yes, its far simpler to get the right car to begin with thats be chopping and changing parts to create your spec.
Just a small matter of finding one nearby, on budget that isn't wrecked. :lol:
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mikegamble
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby mikegamble » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am

Hello again! Long time no post however, I have been constantly searching and this has appeared relatively close,

263909125362 on eBay

I’ve spoken to the seller and apart from some delacquering on the roof, it’s in fairly good condition.
Obviously it has the bits I’m after, the picnic tables but, it is 3.2 which the consensus seems to feel is a little underpowered. I think I’m unlikely to find the ‘perfect’ car with regards to spec so, is there anything else I should be asking/checking before I start bidding?
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW

1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby stevemc » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 am

mikegamble wrote:Hello again! Long time no post however, I have been constantly searching and this has appeared relatively close,

263909125362 on eBay

I’ve spoken to the seller and apart from some delacquering on the roof, it’s in fairly good condition.
Obviously it has the bits I’m after, the picnic tables but, it is 3.2 which the consensus seems to feel is a little underpowered. I think I’m unlikely to find the ‘perfect’ car with regards to spec so, is there anything else I should be asking/checking before I start bidding?


should check the below from MOT history

Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):

Nearside Front Brake hose slightly damaged (1.1.12 (b) (i))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

Nearside Rear Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
Offside Rear Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
Nearside Front Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c))
Offside Front Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c))
Nearside Rear Coil spring corroded (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Offside Rear Coil spring corroded (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Nearside Front Coil spring corroded (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Offside Front Coil spring corroded (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Nearside Front Lower Coil spring mounting corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Offside Front Lower Coil spring mounting corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Nearside Front Wheel bearing has slight play (5.1.3 (a) (i))
Offside Front Wheel bearing has slight play (5.1.3 (a) (i))
Nearside Front Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (i))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
Jaguar xj40 1986 build D513 NBU vin number ends 504501
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:11 am

This has been discussed on the ebay thread previously,
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=879&start=6430
Second time up for sale, previously sold at 1100 pounds.
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:14 am

No air-con or cruise.
1994 Regency Red 4.0 Sovereign M117FVC Chassis 705979
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mikegamble
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby mikegamble » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:10 am

I was aware of the previous MOT advisories which I was going to factor into my maximum bid but, I’m not sure (if I’ve read the thread right?) about the steering wheel issues? I take it a later airbag steering wheel has been fitted?
I’d already come to the conclusion that it had been fitted with the Daimler seats/interior but, I’m guessing none of this would/will cause any safety issues?
I take it the glove box lock is easy enough to get second hand?
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW

1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby katar83 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:16 am

The advisories is just usual maintenance stuff or the usual crap re springs where the rest of the car will be long dust before the spring will actually fail although the rear end is sagging clearly so springs would have to be replaced at some point anyway. Also why the chromes on the wheel arches if there is no rust? :)

Lack of air con would be my biggest issue though, even if its not working its much better if its there as its usually an easy fix and it can be really hard in the summer in a 40 without AC.

Cruise is not needed really and 3.2 engine is perfectly fine plus less possible issues with the gearbox as all mechanical on 3.2l.

As far as you're fine with no air con in the summer and like the rest of the car its not a bad car.
No safety issues with the seats, I'm sure.
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Re: Hello again. I'm looking for another car.Ho

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 am

mikegamble wrote:I was aware of the previous MOT advisories which I was going to factor into my maximum bid but, I’m not sure (if I’ve read the thread right?) about the steering wheel issues? I take it a later airbag steering wheel has been fitted?
I’d already come to the conclusion that it had been fitted with the Daimler seats/interior but, I’m guessing none of this would/will cause any safety issues?
I take it the glove box lock is easy enough to get second hand?

The steering wheel is the airbag version so that should be ok.
It honestly looks to me like the Sov glove box veneer has been stuck over the original S passenger airbag veneer as pointed out by Vince in the ebay thread that would be a problem if the air bag went off. It needs the correct 94 m/y Sov airbag veneer plate fitting.
It is a bitza car but with some tlc would make a nice car. Obviously check the footwells for damp and the bulkhead for corrosion but that is something I know you would do. Rear end looks a bit low to me as well ???
1994 Regency Red 4.0 Sovereign M117FVC Chassis 705979
1993 Volvo 940 2.0 Turbo Wentworth Estate (Daily)