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bikemad99
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Classic car mart.

Postby bikemad99 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:08 am

Hi everyone,happy new year to you all.Just to let you know,my XJ40 has been photographed for an article in February eddition of Classic car mart which should be in the shops end of this month.It is a comparison between my car & a Mercedes E class with advice on buying one or the other.Both journalist(who drove a Jag) & photographer seemed impressed by mine so I am hoping for a favourable article.

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!992 Jaguar Sovereign 4ltr.Vin 657099.Regency Red Mica/Magnolia.
2010 Mazda Mx5 2ltr Tech Sport Coupe.(total loss)
2012 Mazda MX5 2ltr Kuro Edition.
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bikemad99
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby bikemad99 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:24 am

I am sorry but I think it may be called March issue released end of January.
Reg
!992 Jaguar Sovereign 4ltr.Vin 657099.Regency Red Mica/Magnolia.
2010 Mazda Mx5 2ltr Tech Sport Coupe.(total loss)
2012 Mazda MX5 2ltr Kuro Edition.
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naki_k
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby naki_k » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:45 pm

Good result.

I think quite a few of the classic mags are taking notice of XJ40 now.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby abercanadian » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:21 pm

My old lady had a top of the line '94 e-class that I drove from Vancouver to Kelowna and back (about a 6 hour fast, twisty drive) - found it to be a bit of a wallower and certainly couldn't take bends anything like as upright or slam into corners like you can with a 40. Nothing like as spirited a machine.

Big ol pig if you ask me, wouldn't ever want one. :lol:

Managed to flog it off in 2005 to a MB "enthusiast" for 10 grand and got her a real car. 8-)
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naki_k
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby naki_k » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:37 am

abercanadian wrote:My old lady had a top of the line '94 e-class that I drove from Vancouver to Kelowna and back (about a 6 hour fast, twisty drive) - found it to be a bit of a wallower and certainly couldn't take bends anything like as upright or slam into corners like you can with a 40. Nothing like as spirited a machine.

Big ol pig if you ask me, wouldn't ever want one. :lol:

Managed to flog it off in 2005 to a MB "enthusiast" for 10 grand and got her a real car. 8-)


Not that anyone on here would show bias of course. ;)
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

Rory
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby Rory » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:16 pm

naki_k wrote:
abercanadian wrote:My old lady had a top of the line '94 e-class that I drove from Vancouver to Kelowna and back (about a 6 hour fast, twisty drive) - found it to be a bit of a wallower and certainly couldn't take bends anything like as upright or slam into corners like you can with a 40. Nothing like as spirited a machine.

Big ol pig if you ask me, wouldn't ever want one. :lol:

Managed to flog it off in 2005 to a MB "enthusiast" for 10 grand and got her a real car. 8-)


Not that anyone on here would show bias of course. ;)


Never!!! :twisted:

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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby M-e-l-l-o-w » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:07 pm

Having worked on both for a living back in the day I can say without any hesitation the 40 is far easier and better to work on than the e-class W124 was. The W124's also had more faults and the dealers were very poor. But that was over 20 years ago.

I also agree that the drive in the 40 was better as well.
If was because of my experiences working on and therefore driving many different cars I purchased the 40!

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bikemad99
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby bikemad99 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:32 pm

Article not in March edition,so should be in April`s.
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2010 Mazda Mx5 2ltr Tech Sport Coupe.(total loss)
2012 Mazda MX5 2ltr Kuro Edition.
2004 Fiat 2.8 ltr Roller Team .

marty
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby marty » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:40 pm

are you sure this article is in classic car mart? I say why. In the current jaguar world there's an advert for next months mag , out 23 February 2018, which features a comparison test between a Mercedes E class and the XJ40 . Cars illustrated in the advert, registration D443NCY for the Mercedes , registration J359TRO for the XJ40 .....I had to magnify the small picture.

Could this be one of the same?

bikemad99
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Re: Classic car mart.

Postby bikemad99 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:24 pm

The reporter was freelance & he said it was in Classic Car Mart this month,but I will be looking for Jaguar World,as that is my car.
Reg.
!992 Jaguar Sovereign 4ltr.Vin 657099.Regency Red Mica/Magnolia.
2010 Mazda Mx5 2ltr Tech Sport Coupe.(total loss)
2012 Mazda MX5 2ltr Kuro Edition.
2004 Fiat 2.8 ltr Roller Team .


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