After weeks of trawling through your posts learning about XJ40s, I thought it would be nice to become a member. I live in Rockingham which is a coastal city in Western Australia (WA). I have only recently brought my first Jaguar, but if you look at the list of previously owned vehicles you will see I am no stranger to British cars.
I found my XJ40 online and it looked great in the photos, only problem it was on the East coast about 3000 miles away! Luckily I have a friend who lived closer and he checked it out for me. The deal was done and after waiting a couple of weeks it finally turned up on a car transporter. $1600 freight from Brisbane in Queensland to Perth In WA.
Now to the car itself: Amazing condition for its age, no rust, no crash damage, original paint and the interior is like new. 110,000km and runs beautifully, no warning lights on and everything works - it's a miracle!!!
Naturally the hood lining is falling in, they don't like the heat here much. Some pitting on the chrome surfaces and the front bumper chrome has been painted at some stage. Some very minor paint blemishes on the sunroof.
I will have to have the vehicle inspected soon to enable it to be registered here in WA, it will be interesting to see how it goes. I had it up on a hoist recently to check underneath. The previous owner had fitted new front shock absorbers and replaced some of the suspension bushes. Everything else looked good, no oil leaks or exhaust problems evident.
A few weeks ago we did a 800km round trip to Albany and return with no problems showing up, even the Air Conditioning works.
Looking forward to enjoying this vehicle and contributing to the forum.